Intern, Federal Government Affairs & Policy

Horizon Pharma
Washington, DC
May 17, 2017
May 22, 2017
Full Time
Horizon Pharma plc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated and accessible medicines that address unmet medical needs. The company markets 11 medicines through its orphan, rheumatology and primary care business units. Horizon seeks candidates who are passionate, experienced and driven to exceed expectations. Program Summary: The Horizon Pharma Internship Program offers aspiring professionals an opportunity to build a strong foundation of business acumen, technical skills, and knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry. We are committed to providing program participants with experience-based learning, multidimensional assignments, targeted training, and continual coaching and development. Responsibilities:Intern responsibilities include a variety of short- and long-term projects, assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Horizon government affairs function, and assisting government affairs staff with any and all needs. Duties include:Projects: Monitor key health-related priority issues for Horizon (legislation, DC-specific media, policy forums) Write weekly government affairs and policy newsletter, pulling from various sources (PoliticoPro, Bloomberg, trade association reports, consultant reports) Cover House of Representatives and Senate hearings and write summary memos Write annual Senate Report and House Report Update and synthesize Member of Congress biographies for meetings with Capitol Hill Listen and report on political and policy calls, including trade association calls as necessary Provide research on various policy projects and generate memos Assist in planning Horizon fundraising eventsOperational Assistance: Assist with meeting scheduling as needed Handle presentation formatting/ printing handouts as needed Collect receipts and send to responsible person for reimbursement Deliver employee reimbursements to CFOGain a broad understanding of the responsibilities of Government Affairs role in a pharmaceutical company.Participate in ad hoc projects and tasks as needed Qualifications and Skills Required:Currently attending a 4-year undergraduate program, working towards a Master's degree in field related to internship, or attending a postgraduate law program at an accredited college/universityMinimum GPA of 3.0Proficient in Microsoft OfficeProfessional, proactive demeanorStrong interpersonal skillsExcellent written and verbal communication skills Essential Core Competencies:Action OrientedProblem SolvingOrganizationFunctional/Technical SkillsPriority SettingDrive for ResultsStrategic AgilityIntellectual HorsepowerDealing with Ambiguity Horizon Pharma plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.

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