STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

A career with purpose

Scientist. Engineer. Dealmaker. Problem Solver. Everyone has to start their career somewhere. As an intern or co-op, we give you an inside look into how we collaborate in our mission to improve the lives of people and animals around the world. As you take your first step onto the career ladder, we ensure your experience is rewarding, thought-provoking and supported by leaders who can mentor and develop you, giving you inspiration for the next stages in your career.

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INTERNSHIPS & CO-OPS

Join a program that provides exemplary students with the opportunity to work on meaningful assignments and gain real world experiences in the following fields:

 

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Human and Animal
Research & Development

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Communications

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Supply Chain

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Engineering
& Manufacturing

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Finance

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Marketing

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Information
Technology

Internships: Our U.S. internship program lasts 9 to 12 weeks between June and August.
Co-Ops: Our U.S. co-ops join us for 4 to 6 months.
Dates may vary depending on your academic institution or functional area of expertise.

 

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We are looking for the next generation of talent to learn, grow and develop the skills to be leaders of the future.
Check our opportunities to join in our quest to cure:

Review and apply to open
internships & co-ops

 

See what our interns are saying about working at Merck!

I’ve had the opportunity to see many different departments, work with amazing people from all over the world with diverse viewpoints and are just totally invested in inventing for life.”

- Morgan
biologics & vaccines intern

Joining a company like Merck has been a great experience for me, and I can’t think of anywhere else to be right now. I’m glad I’m part of a company and a team that is working every day to make lives of people better, to impact and improve lives, so that has been a great experience for me.”

- Oluwakemi
supply chain management intern

Everybody treats me not like an intern, but like any other employee, and that makes a big difference being an older intern coming from a different environment. My first impressions at Merck were, wow, these people are awesome, they’re talking to me like I’m one of them.”

- Christopher
associate specialist engineering
co-op


Interns and co-ops at Merck are exposed to all facets of drug discovery and development,
including networking with senior leaders at events like the annual Inventors’ Summit.


Entry Level & Rotation Programs

Talent development matters at Merck. We give you the experience, exposure, environment, trust and leadership to grow. You give us adaptability, aptitude, innovative ideas and challenge our ways of thinking. Together we build you up to be our next generation of leader.

In such a large organization, we have many entry points to start your first job in many different countries, divisions, functions and teams. Your second job may be completely different than your first, and we encourage inter-country and inter-functional career experiences to ensure you have the chance to find yourself, test your strengths and develop new leadership competencies.

Review and apply to open
entry level and rotational positions

 

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