ISPE Foundation and Gilead Sciences Announce Selections for Inaugural Diversity Internship Program

10 May, 2021

GileadTwo interns have been selected from a pool of highly qualified applicants for the ISPE Foundation Diversity Internship Program with Gilead Sciences. The ISPE Foundation established this program in December 2020 to provide world-class opportunities to groups typically underrepresented in the pharmaceutical industry.

The inaugural cycle will be a 12-week summer program focused on high-priority, impactful engineering and facilities projects and workstreams in Gilead’s Corporate Operations organization. The two interns will engage in a wide range of activities, such as creating standard equipment or discipline specifications with input from subject matter experts, developing standard installation details in AutoCAD as part of GEP, supporting various PI projects, e.g. checking on data integrity (non-GMP related work).

These interns were selected from a very competitive pool representing colleges and universities from coast to coast in the USA.

Abbey Kim is a senior at San Jose State University is graduating in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

"I am so excited to start my career at Gilead. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to learn from the company that was in the forefront for treatments for HIV, and now developed the first medicine approved to treat COVID-19. I am looking forward to working with the wonderful and welcoming team I interviewed with as well!" 

Abbey Kim

Wendy Wong is a senior at the University of Southern California and will be graduating with her master’s in Mechanical Engineering in May 2021.

"I am really excited to be selected as one of Gilead's Diversity Internship Program interns. As an outsider to the biopharmaceutical industry, I am looking forward to developing a new set of skills as an engineer. I’m excited to learn as much as I possibly can and gain experience in a new industry.”

Wendy Wong

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