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Public Policy Associate (Intern)

Mississauga, ON

Hybrid Office / Home Based Role


Are you energized by the challenge of an ever-evolving environment, rich with complexity and diversity? Are you a proactive, resilient team player with ambition and courage? If so, this Internship role on the Government Affairs team could be an exciting opportunity to launch your career in government affairs.


As the Public Policy Associate (Intern), you will work collaboratively with the Government Affairs team and the cross functional team to help generate innovative thinking and strategic solutions to accelerate performance, build trust and mobilize partnerships to shape policy and support health care solutions.


Your Responsibilities: 

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:


Successful candidate must have a sense of urgency, leadership and self-starting initiative to:

  • Support the Director and team in developing and implementing GSK’s Policy and External Environment-shaping payer plans
  • Lead a research project to demonstrate the value (ROI) of investing in NACI-recommended vaccines
  • Proactively identify opportunities to centralize processes within the team and create workstreams to improve efficiency
  • Organize and lead weekly team meetings, including managing agenda and tracking
  • Maintain and ensure governance around engagement with government officials


Why You?

Basic Qualifications: 

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Candidates should have graduate-level education in the field of law or political science or public health
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Exceptional project management and leadership skills in a cross-functional matrix team environment
  • Outstanding technical written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills
  • Broad knowledge of healthcare issues and the pharmaceutical / life science industry is an asset
  • Knowledge of Provincial & National drug policy framework
  • Strong track record of delivering results in a quick-changing and high-energy environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute comprehensive, innovative strategic action plans
  • Proven ability to multi-task across a wide range of complex issues, and to lead complex projects to completion
  • This position is open to applicants legally authorized to work in Canada


Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Bilingual (French and English)
  • Proficiency with Excel and analytics tools


Why Us?

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organization where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.


Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.


GSK is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals to apply to our career opportunities. GSK is committed to accommodating persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information on our accommodation policies, please contact us at canada-recruitment@gsk.com.  Please do not send resumes to this e-mail and instead apply through the online application process of this posting.


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