Website Takeda


Job Description


Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Research & Development Communications Summer Intern for 2020


Here, everyone matter and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.




Takeda’s summer internship program blends real world experience with an extensive overview of the pharmaceutical industry. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional hands-on experience. The summer internship program is 12 weeks in length and offers a unique perspective into a world-class pharmaceutical company. Compensation is competitive, and financed temporary housing is available to those who qualify. Our internship program also provides you the opportunity to network with people at Takeda through various planned events and activities.


Support Takeda’s Global R&D Communications team in helping to enhance engagement with R&D employees globally and distinguish Takeda as a leader in drug discovery and development.



Creation of stories and ongoing content development, design and management for our core internal communication channels, including but not limited to SharePoint sites, weekly R&D newsletters and Yammer

Event planning and support to coordinate logistics and materials for annual R&D leadership meeting, R&D town hall meetings and other internal employee engagement events

Creation and design of social media and website content

Coordination, information sharing, and content creation related to external engagement and thought leadership on behalf of R&D senior leaders

Support the review and distribution of the daily R&D monitoring report

Support development of quarterly metrics report

Build and organize R&D video and image libraries


Education, Behavioral Competencies And Skills

Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.

Applicants must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and have completed at least their sophomore year or be a graduate level student pursuing either a PharmD or Master’s degree

For Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students, a major in a healthcare, pharmacy or life science field is preferred.

Previous internship/experience in a communications/marketing role is preferred.

Excellent writing skills

Proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel and other Microsoft Office programs is preferred

Proficiency in social media platforms (primarily LinkedIn and Twitter)

Knowledgeable with Intranets, content writing for websites

Interest in graphic design/visual communications

Global mindset to thrive in a diverse work environment

Self-motivated, show adaptability, creativity and good judgment

Problem-solver, with ability to escalate issues

Comfortable challenging status quo and bringing forward new ideas for communications activities, reaching target stakeholders

Strong communication and leadership skills

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