Amgen was first established in 1980 by venture capitalist William Bowes and his associates. During the first three years, Amgen scientists spent their resources on creating organisms to extract oil from shale, expediting the growth of chickens, making speciality chemicals, cloning the lightsource produced by fireflies and experimenting with new processes for producing indigo dye. After gaining credibility and prestige, the company changed directions and began allocating resources to treat and cure diseases.
Amgen offers both internship and co-op programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
Students will work under at least one industry professional who will act as a mentor and provide guidance throughout the duration of the program.
This is a longer opportunity that lasts for one+ semesters. Students must receive academic credit for their work. Co-Op programs will allow students to work on various assignments directly relating to their major or career of interest.