Amgen is one of the world’s largest independent biotechnology companies. The company uses cutting edge technology to study the smallest biological mechanisms in hopes of finding new cures, treatments and therapies that will improve the lives of those who suffer from serious illnesses.



Looks For

Amgen looks to hire interns who are dedicated to the patients they serve. The company works to launch new medicines that directly benefit those who suffer from serious illnesses. A sense of compassion, collaboration, creativity and a drive for excellence is a must for Amgen.

History of


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.


Internship Programs

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.

What it's like to Work at


Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Research & Development
Biotech / Pharma
Office Locations
Boston, MA
Los Angeles, CA
Washington DC
Tampa, FL
Louisville, KY
San Francisco, CA

Internship Info

Number of interns (2022)
Preferred education level
Undergraduate and Graduate programs
  • On-site fitness facilities 
  • On-site child care or child care reimbursement (depending on location) 
  • Tuition reimbursement


Interview Process

1. Phone interview with Hiring Manager

In this initial interview with a Hiring Manager, questions will focus on your resume/past experience, general behavioral questions, and trying to see if you fit in with the company culture/your dedication to helping others. On average, the first phone interview includes 30 minutes of behavioral questions and 10 minutes for questions at the end.

2. On-site Interview

This on-site interview will be conducted by a panel of individuals, potentially three senior project managers and the hiring manager.