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.



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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Supply Chain

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& Manufacturing

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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.



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.

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Internships & Co-Ops


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Entry Level and Rotation Programs

Talent development matters at MSD. 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 to 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.

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entry level and rotational positions


Manufacturing Leadership Development Program

Our Manufacturing Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is our flagship global manufacturing entry-level program. Our objective is simple: we want to identify, hire, and develop the future manufacturing leaders of our organization.

During your time in the program, we significantly invest in your development, giving you exposure and experience across our business, preparing you for future leadership. You receive coaching from senior leaders, exposure to real manufacturing and business challenges, and training from industry leading scientists and engineers. In a short amount of time, you will be contributing to significant projects and making key decisions that directly impact how we make pharmaceuticals and deliver them to our patients globally.