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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Intern, Public Policy in Mississauga, Canada

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Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

About the role:

As Intern, you will support BD Canada's Public Policy function, in a , part-time 10 hours per week. You're a hardworking and dynamic student who will work with the Government Relations and Public Policy Director, as well as teams across the company to promote innovation and growth.

You assist in the assessment of geopolitical trends, Canadian public policy, health policy and political landscape changes as it pertains to BD priorities. A key responsibility of this role will be to evaluate, interpret and communicate trends to support strategic business objectives.

You will work closely with colleagues across BD’s Business Units, support and inform the development of strategies required to achieve market access. This position requires a good working knowledge of the Canadian healthcare environment, and ability to interact efficiently with teams.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct reviews of policies, guidelines and legislation changes related to government pandemic response, innovation intake, and other topics that related to BD technologies and solutions.

  • Review and synthesize data and findings from policy reviews to be used to inform strategic decisions by broader internal audiences.

  • Work in partnership with functional departments, including Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Marketing to assist in developing compelling briefing notes for external partners.

  • Assist the GR and Public Policy Director in preparing for both internal and external meetings with government agencies, policy makers, customers and payers, as appropriate.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you require

  • Experience in extracting and synthesizing findings from policy reviews.

  • You possess effective analytical and problem solving skills, including generation of original and innovative ideas and solutions.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including experience in teaching and training audiences in new concepts.

  • Willing to take action, passionate about the customer, with effective prioritization, goal-setting and time management skills.

  • Effective soft skills; projection of professional image and credibility and work collaboratively.

Education and experience required:

Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program (Political Science, Global Development, Health Policy or similar health care related graduate program).

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Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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Becton Dickinson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from individuals with a wide range of abilities and provide an accessible candidate experience. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Canadian Human Rights Act, Becton Dickinson will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform us of any accommodation(s) you require by contacting HR at 1-855-234-3577.

Primary Work Location

CAN Mississauga - Derry Road West

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email