Intern - Corporate Groups - Government Affairs, Public Policy and Reimbursement (Washington DC)

United States, District of Columbia, Washington

The Government Affairs Department represents Genentech in front of elected and appointed federal, state and local policymakers, and patient advocacy organizations. We advocate for sound public policies to advance our business objectives and ensure access to Genentech's medicines for our patients. Specifically, the US Policy Team within the Public Policy & Reimbursement (PPR) Group engages with policymakers in the Federal Administration to advance our position and advocate for public policies that support our business and patients. At the state level, the US Policy Team is a crucial partner with our State Government Affairs Group in advocating for our business and patients at the state level. Finally, the PPR Group leads key aspects of the Government Affairs Department's collaboration and partnership with internal business functions across Genentech (e.g., MCCO, GBO, USMA, Business Units).


The job responsibilities of a US Policy Team DC Summer Intern relate to three key objectives of the Public Policy & Reimbursement Team: 

  1. Policy analysis and support
  2. Creation of deliverables associated with federal and state public policies or as required for necessary internal and external communication and education
  3. Advocacy with industry trade associations (BIO/PhRMA) and other important stakeholders (e.g., patient coalitions/advocacy organizations, provider organizations)

Specifically, a USP Team DC Summer Intern will:

  • Provide support on public policy (federal and state) and government affairs matters consistent with Genentech’s legislative and regulatory policy priorities, including but not limited to Medicare and Medicaid policies, drug pricing, 340B, value based payment arrangements, and other issues impacting patient and provider access to Genentech medicines;
  • Specific policy issues for Summer 2018: 
    • Federal Medicare Rulemaking: Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) & Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Schedule (OPPS).
    • State Legislation: Ongoing drug pricing, marketing/manufacturer restrictions, and patient access bills; analysis of 2018 enacted legislation and trends.
  • Create materials related to aforementioned public policy issues, or other assigned topics, including but not limited to fact sheets/one pagers, PowerPoint slides, rationale/argument documents
  • Provide data analysis and synthesis to support engagement on priority public policy issues, including development of appropriate materials (e.g., fact sheets)
  • Represent US Policy Team/PPR in internal cross-functional workgroups and/or external coalitions and trade association meetings/conferences, as requested
  • Create and deliver presentations to internal and external audiences, as requested
  • Support other teams/departments in Government Affairs, as requested/needed.

Successful candidates will exhibit the following GNE Core Competencies:


  • Listens well
  • Expresses ideas fluently and eloquently
  • Is open to the input of others
  • Can be depended on to tell the truth regardless of circumstances 

Teamwork & Collaboration

  • Addresses and resolves conflict by creating an atmosphere of openness and 
  • Trust
  • Establishes strong collaborative relationships
  • Inspires others to do their best work by offering support and encouragement


  • Consistently generates new ideas
  • Leverages the unique talents and viewpoints of others
  • Seeks new opportunities and tries new approaches