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Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences, Inc., is an American biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Foster City, California that researches, develops and commercializes drugs. The company focuses primarily on antiviral drugs used in the treatment of HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and influenza, but they have also been working closely with global health authorities to respond to the novel COVID outbreak.

What

Gilead Sciences

Looks For

Gilead Sciences is looking for talented individuals who are intellectually stimulating, socially responsible, and have an impressive track record of success.

History of

Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences was founded by Micheal L. Riordan in 1987 under the name Oligogen. The company primarily developed antiviral medicines and then focused on researching a form of gene therapy called antisense therapy. Gilead Sciences quickly grew from there and subsequently went public on the NASDAQ in 1992. They then began to produce a variety of medicines and pharmaceutical products, including HIV and hepatitis C virus treatments.

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2019 Revenue:
$22.449B

Gilead Sciences

Internship Programs

Gilead Internship Opportunities

Gilead offers paid MBA internships in Commercial Marketing, Finance and Corporate Development at our Foster City, CA campus. Gilead also offers paid scientific internships in Medicinal Chemistry, Formulation, Biology and Metabolism and Protein Chemistry at our Foster City, CA campus for junior year University students with a B average or better and have completed at least one lab course.

Gilead also offers additional internships in the following key areas: Clinical Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Drug Safety, Epidemiology, Medical Communications, Pharmaceutical Packaging and Human Resources.

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Undergraduate students, MBA students
Perks:
  • Inside look and hands-on experience in the biotech/pharma industry

Gilead Sciences

Interview Process

1.  Phone Interview

Usually conducted by a hiring manager who will ask questions about your resume and past experiences

2. Secondary Phone Interview

You will usually speak with one or two team members who will go into depth about the position you are applying for and will ask about your goals and motivations

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network or employees via LinkedIn and see if they can offer you insight into Gilead Sciences and the interview process.

Do your research

Conduct research on Gilead so that you can tell an interviewer exactly how your vision, ideal work environment, interests, and goals align with theirs. Have a list of questions ready to show your passion.

Check out the biopharmaceutical market

Impress your interviewers with your knowledge on the biopharmaceutical market. This could include current market trends, Gilead’s market share, and Gilead’s biggest competitors in the space.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

Gilead Sciences

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  • Why are you interested in working for Gilead?
  • Tell us about a time you had to correct someone who had a higher position than you
  • What are you hoping to gain from this internship?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why Gilead?