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Veterans Preferred - Undergraduate Intern, Human Resources

Company: Kite Pharma
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. -For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individuals to join our Summer Internship Program! As an intern at Kite, you'll have the unique opportunity to learn about cell therapy from some of the brightest minds in biotech while making a meaningful impact. We're committed to developing early talent, and we welcome motivated individuals with a passion for transforming the way cancer is treated. The program also offers the opportunity for networking within Kite and Gilead, social events with fellow interns and Kite leadership as well as career development trainings while providing competitive compensation and relocation assistance for eligible candidates.

The Role:

You will contribute to high-impact meaningful HR projects under the mentorship of the Organizational Effectiveness Lead that will not only further advance our company's mission but will allow you to gain real world experience at one of the most innovative organizations in the world. You will also have opportunities to participate in special events including professional development and leadership presentations, social/network building activities and local community volunteer programs.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Support implementation of various HR programs, such as onboarding for new hires, leadership development programs, and ERG events to promote inclusion and diversity, etc.
  • Collaborate on enterprise-wide HR related special projects while demonstrating and developing expertise in process improvement, change management and stakeholder engagement to help maximize the project impact
  • Partner and support enterprise-wide HR processes such as Talent Management activities
  • Identify areas for opportunity and recommend improvements to better enhance HR team effectiveness and ways of working
  • Assist with preparation of HR-related presentations, reports and surveys, and develop a working knowledge of HR best practices, tools and resources
  • Showcase work and findings with a final poster board presentation near the conclusion of your internship

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Must be at least 18 years or older
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8
    • Must be eligible to work in the United States without work authorization sponsorship now or in the future
    • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. based university/college
    • Must have completed at least one year of study at an accredited university/college prior to internship commencing
    • Must be enrolled full-time in the Fall Semester at an accredited U.S. based university/college after the completion of the internship - with earliest graduation date of December 2023 or Spring/Summer 2024
    • Must be able to complete a 10-12 consecutive week internship between May and August
    • Must be able to relocate if necessary and work at the designated site for the duration of the internship
    • Must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and first booster shot
    • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Currently enrolled in bachelor's degree with emphasis in Management, Business Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Development or Industrial Psychology.
      • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
      • Ability to identify issues and seek solutions
      • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively/Ability to work in collaborate in cross functional teams in fast pace, dynamic team setting
      • Efficient, organized, and able to handle short timelines in a fast-paced environment
      • Experience and/or interest in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical or health-care industry
      • Knowledge and understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and regulatory policies
      • Excellent communication and critical thinking skills
      • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, with flexibility and initiative to take on various tasks and projects.
      • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all records and to exercise discretion in handling and sharing information.
      • Knowledge of Human Resources policies/procedures and of local, state and federal labor laws strongly preferred.
      • Long term interest in Human Resources preferred.

        Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit . Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at .

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        As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

        Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications and advice from internal and external experts, Kite has made the decision to require all U.S., Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

        For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.



        Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

        Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

        For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors:

        Please log onto your Internal Career Site to apply for this job.

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