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Global Product Communications Summer Intern

Company: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Location: New Haven
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Some opportunities happen only once in a lifetime - like a job where you have the chance to change lives. At Alexion, people living with rare and devastating diseases are our Guiding Star. We are driven to continuously innovate and create meaningful value in all we do to help patients and families fully live their best lives. We value the uniqueness and diversity of our employees and recognize that nurturing the diverse perspectives and strengths of our people translates into innovative breakthroughs for patients.
This is what you will do:
Alexion's summer internship program blends real world experience with hands-on learning about the biotechnology industry. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional experience. The summer internship program is 10 weeks in length and offers a unique perspective for those looking to start a career in healthcare communications. Our internship program also provides you with the opportunity to network with people at Alexion through various events and activities.
The Global Product Communications internship position will be a fully integrated member of the External Communications team for the duration of the internship, with opportunities to make meaningful contributions and demonstrate a real passion for communication. This individual will gain valuable work experience in different areas across the global Commercial business.
You will be responsible for:
As a Global Product Communications intern, you will help build the reputation of Alexion by supporting communication activities that bring value across the Commercial organization. The successful candidate will:

  • Help engage, align, inspire, and inform our stakeholders around the world.
  • Blend communication, marketing, and journalism disciplines and demonstrate a strong ability to write and create a wide variety of content in a number of formats, such as media materials, web copy, presentations, articles, and videos.
  • Contribute to research for current and/or future campaigns and translate the information into insights and strategy.
  • Engage with Alexion employees across geographic regions, and with cross-functional partners within Alexion such as Commercial, Patient Advocacy, and Government Affairs, as well as agencies working on our behalf.

    You will need to have:
    Employment/Education Criteria

    • Undergraduate or Graduate student with at least one year of university studies prior to internship.
    • A major in communications, journalism, marketing, healthcare, or life sciences field is preferred.
    • Previous internship/experience in a communications/marketing role is preferred.
    • Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.
    • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.
    • Must be available full-time (40 hours/week) for a minimum of 10 weeks during the summer months, from the period of June 6 through August 12, 2022. The end date is flexible.
    • Must have an interest in pursuing a career in communications/public affairs (individuals pursuing graduate degrees in science or any healthcare-related field who have communications experience also are eligible).

      Skillset/Leadership Criteria

      • Global mindset to thrive in a diverse work environment.
      • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and complete deliverables in a timely manner.
      • Outstanding attention to detail, follow-through, and high sense of urgency.
      • Self-motivated, show adaptability, creativity, and good judgment.
      • Problem-solver, with ability to escalate issues appropriately.
      • Strong teammate, highly collaborative with a 'can-do' attitude.
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
      • Drive to take personal ownership and accountability for results.
      • Comfortable challenging status quo and bringing forward new ideas for communications activities, reaching target stakeholders.
      • The duties of this role are generally conducted in an office environment. As is typical of an office-based role, employees must be able, with or without an accommodation to use a computer; engage in communications via phone, video, and electronic messaging; engage in problem solving and non-linear thought, analysis, and dialogue; collaborate with others; maintain general availability during standard business hours.

        We would prefer for you to have:

        • Strong writing skills and creative thinking that contributes to simple, engaging communication campaigns.
        • Experience developing content across multiple channels and platforms.
        • Understanding of messaging hierarchy and how to adapt topics for relevant audiences and stakeholders.
        • Proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel and other Microsoft Office programs is preferred.
        • Strong digital and social media acumen; proficiency in social media platforms (primarily LinkedIn and Twitter).
        • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with leaders and matrixed functions and departments.

          Alexion is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases and devastating conditions through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing medicines. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Alexion has offices around the globe and serves patients in more than 50 countries. Further information about Alexion can be found at:
          Alexion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to fostering a culture of belonging where every single person can belong because of their uniqueness. The Company will not make decisions about employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, creed or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, (including childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), parental status (including adoption or surrogacy), military status, protected veteran status, disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, mental illness or other characteristics protected by law. Alexion has taken critical steps to protect colleagues, loved ones, and patients from COVID-19 and its variants. All US-based employees must comply with Alexion's COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Alexion provides exceptions based on applicable state law as well as reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of candidates and employees. To begin an interactive dialogue with Alexion regarding a legally required exemption or accommodation, please contact Alexion participates in E-Verify.
          As a leading employer in our industry, Alexion offers a highly competitive package of base and incentive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the health, wellness and financial security of our employees and their families. Benefits include group medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, and much more.
          AstraZeneca completed its acquisition of Alexion, marking the creation of Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease. If you're interested in career opportunities with AstraZeneca, click here.

Keywords: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., New Haven , Global Product Communications Summer Intern, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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