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Intern, Site Engagement Communications (Year Round)

San Diego, California


Takeda fosters a collaborative and stimulating work environment filled with opportunity and the chance to make a difference in people's lives. It is a workplace driven by integrity, one of Takeda’s long-held values that extends to both the patients we serve and our employees who develop and deliver medicines. Across our company, Takeda employees bring together diverse strengths that together create a stronger whole.

As one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, Takeda is committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter future to people worldwide. We aspire to bring our leadership in translating science into life-changing medicines to the next level, in our core focus areas; oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, and vaccines.

Takeda California generates highly disease-specific and patient-tailored transformative new medicines aligned with Takeda’s global market strategies through research in Gastrointestinal (GI), Neuroscience and Immunology. Takeda California’s team of experienced scientists and clinicians deliver on the needs of patients by blending its internal capabilities, global Takeda resources, and expertise and technology from best-in-class external partners. Takeda California has opened a new 165,000 square-foot building which is an external innovation and collaboration hub for San Diego.

We are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!

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  • Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.

  • Since 1781, the values of Takeda-ism (Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance) have guided everything we do—from decision-making to interacting with patients.

  • Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.

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  • A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.

  • Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 13 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2020.

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Intern, Site Engagement Communications (Year Round)

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Job ID R0015755 Date posted 01/03/2020 Location San Diego, California

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Job Description


The Intern will learn about site engagement & internal corporate communications within a fast-paced pharmaceutical research company. The Intern will contribute to site engagement activities and provide draft corporate communications for the site under supervision. (This position is NOT lab or science-based.)


  • Utilizing communication templates, create content for multiple platforms: intranet, emails, posters, slides presentations and company newsletter
  • Composes articles for Weekly News, Monthly Newsletters and other Internal Communications
  • Creates PowerPoint slide content and presentations
  • Company event support (Town Halls, community events, internal activities)
  • May perform administrative tasks (Outlook calendaring, clerical work)
  • Breaks down long term assignments into day-to-day tasks that allow for timely and effective completion
  • Owns and is accountable for, projects from beginning to end, with sharp attention to detail
  • Maintains corporate communications materials and files
  • Researches communications tools to effect change at TCAL


  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be currently enrolled in a higher education institution (2yr/4 yr)
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.
  • Communications and/or English majors preferred
  • Must possess strong writing and verbal communications skills
  • Must work well with others
  • Ability to translate ideas into dynamic and captivating visuals
  • Basic comfort with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud or other graphic design programs and software preferred
  • Prioritization and organization skills are a must
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to interface with all levels of the organization


  •    None


  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.)
  • Carrying, handling and reaching for objects
  • Ability to sit or stand for long period of time


  • Must be able to work 15 – 20 hours a week


San Diego, CA

Worker Type


Worker Sub-Type

Paid Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0015755

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