Community Commitment

At BioMarin, we partner with community organizations that share our commitment to fostering the next generation of diverse biomedical leaders and provide internal programs to further advance young scholars from underrepresented groups. Our major partnerships and programs include:

Notable Partnerships and Programs

Biotech Partners

This award-winning, independent, Bay Area-based nonprofit organization focuses on helping students who are underrepresented in the field of biotechnology to attain personal, academic and professional development experiences through in-classroom instruction and paid internships within the biotech and health industries. BP has educated over 3,915 youth and made more than 1,564 placements into paid training positions, with student earnings totaling more than $3.4 million. BioMarin has partnered with BP to provide special internships with our Research and Development teams, where these students are immersed in real-world science initiatives with our researchers.

BIOTECH Partners

Howard University Fellowship Program

This program provides recent Ph.D. and PharmD graduates of Howard University, a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), with a two-year Regulatory Affairs fellowship that offers a strong academic foundation based on immersive and robust exposure to the drug development process at BioMarin. The added focus on rare conditions also allows fellows to cultivate experience working with unique drug products, giving them a valuable boost as they launch careers in the biopharmaceutical industry.

RARE Scholars

We founded RARE Scholars, our own scholarship program that aims to empower young people living with rare conditions by providing them with educational opportunities. We award this annual scholarship to outstanding college students with rare conditions, recognizing those who have demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities.

RARE Scholars Program

BioMentoring Program

This BioMarin program focuses on developing BioMarin employees by providing a more senior BioMarin colleague to serve as a development partner for coaching and advice. Special priority to become a mentee is extended to members of BioMarin’s employee resource groups (ERGs), including our groups focused on Black, Latinx/Hispanic, LGBTQIA+, Asian American/Pacific Islander, veterans and women employees.

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