Intern - Corporate Groups - Site Services: Architectural Workplace Effectiveness

South San Francisco, California

Job ID: 00451159

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The Position

Site Services is a multi-disciplinary group at Genentech that focuses on making great work possible. Departments include Security, Facilities, Environment, Health & Safety, Work Environments, as well as Design & Construction. 


Neighborhood Work Environments (NWE) is a relatively new group with the Site Service’s Workplace Effectiveness Department that is responsible for helping to evolve the way we work at Genentech. We’re designing a new way to approach the work environment that inspires breakthroughs, nurtures collaboration, and supports choice by leveraging technology, supporting team interactions, and providing greater variety of places to work.


Neighborhood Work Environments are comprised of three elements: social, technology, and places. As part of “places,” attention to the quality of the physical environment at the time of delivery (day 1) as well as how it is maintained overtime is a key area of focus. This work is complemented by a related assessment of shared, high-traffic areas across campus (i.e lobbies, conference rooms, break rooms, mail/copy rooms) to see where we can improve the overall design quality of the campus. 

  • Develop a checklist to assess the condition of selected NWE projects already in place. Are they being maintained as designed? Are they being used as designed? Are there design changes that could be considered to keep the area clean, neat and welcoming? (Note: Photos and text will be used to document the assessments.)
  • Develop a checklist to assess the condition of public (i.e. lobbies, amenities) and shared spaces (i.e. conference room, team rooms) in selected buildings. Overall, does the building look neat, clean and welcoming? Are there areas that need attention? Pilot assessment in select buildings. 
  • Develop concepts for upgrades or redesigns of existing Public Spaces in select buildings on campus. Emphasis on capturing spaces that are underutilized and/or spaces that could be developed for better collaboration, small meetings, etc.
  • Create an “on the ground” summary of the physical environment from both a client’s point of view, as well as a team member’s point of view, in order to highlight opportunities to improve the NWE program
  • Provide project coordination support on the delivery of 1-2 projects, as needed. Tasks may include a range of activities from measuring to presentation development

Target Start Date: May 2017

Who You Are

Degree Level Desired: 4th or 5th year Bachelors in Architecture, or recent graduate with degree


Preferred Majors: Architecture or Interior Design -  in their 4th or 5th year of the Bachelors of Architecture sequence, recent graduate with Bachelors in Architecture, or in a current, accredited Masters program in Architecture


Exhibit a sense of curiosity, commitment to good design, and interest in sustainability


Comfortable with working with others, and working independently as needed on a project


Clear goal setting and work planning resulting in demonstrated results desired – you will be asked to share evidence of a previous successful project during the interview


High comfort level working with qualitative information


Strong presentation development skills


Willing to assist with other NWE in addition to your primary project duties


Able to commit 40 hours per week, no overtime authorized without prior approval


Able to commit to a 14-week internship timeframe, with the option to extend 

Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.


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