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Corporate Affairs Intern


Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Function:  Corporate Affairs & Communication
Job ID:  66535

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?


To strengthen our Corporate Affairs Team in Washington DC, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of Corporate Affairs Intern

Washington, DC is at the heart of change for the health care system, affecting patients, providers, and innovators of life changing therapies. To help support our efforts in this ever-changing healthcare landscape, the UCB team is looking for a motivated summer intern who is ready to apply knowledge of communications, advocacy, public affairs, public policy, and business in a fast paced, real world environment.

The Intern will work in UCB’s Washington, DC office supporting the company’s Corporate Affairs team, participating in activities related to public policy, public affairs and communications, and patient advocacy.  Specifically, the Intern will be responsible for the following activities:
• Partner with the advocacy team to pull-through the strategic advocacy plan for organizations in Washington, DC
• Integrate the policy/public affairs strategy into meetings with DC-based patient and provider organizations
• Collaborate with the Communications and Public Affairs team on internal and external communications, including newsletters, issue briefs, blog posts, social media, and more
• Engage cross-functionally in Corporate Affairs to compile reports and presentations
• Attend Congressional hearings and draft summaries for the policy team
• Maintain a list of federal legislation critical to UCB, including brief descriptions of bills, providing updates as legislation moves through the process
• Assist policy team with development of presentations to be delivered to internal stakeholders and partners
• Using a standardized template, develop a policy product profile for at least on UCB therapy to enable better understanding of impact of policy
• In coordination with government relations team, assist with development of materials to be distributed to policymakers and staff
• Under supervision of policy team, review new rules and regulations to assess implications for patient access to UCB treatments.


This is a very exciting opportunity for young professionals and we look forward to working with the Intern hired as they grow their skills.  A laptop and other resources necessary to support the work will be provided. This paid internship is currently expected to run from mid-May and continue through August 2020; subject to changes in the program plan, we expect to hire an Intern on a full time basis until August 2020, estimated at 20-40 hours per week on a flexible basis.


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:
Minimum Qualifications:
• Completion of Freshman year and current enrollment in a college program in at least one of the following majors: Business, Communications, Civics & Governments and/or Life Science


Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong communication skills, particularly writing for different audiences and in different formats
• Ability to work independently after given initial direction by supervisor and meeting deadlines
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Ability to synthesize material quickly and provide clear and concise summaries
• Adept in researching, particularly government documents
• Experience developing presentations for different types of audiences, particularly using MS PowerPoint.


Why you should apply
At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.

If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.



About Us

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.


UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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