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2022 U.S. Strategy and Business Channel Intern

Merck Animal Health

Last Updated: 1/14/23

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Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Animal Health Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

Our company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where our company has codified its legacy for over a century. Our company’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare. Our company's Animal Health Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.

Our Animal Health Division U.S. Strategy and Business Channel Intern will be a virtual full-time position supporting our company's Animal Health Business Channel team and the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor. There may be an option for some in-person work at our company’s Lenexa, Kansas office as permitted by health and safety circumstances next summer. This position will be an opportunity to gain valuable industry experience with time shared equally between our company's Animal Health and the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor. Our company's Animal Health U.S Strategy and Business Channel Intern will support and lead projects aligned to our company's Animal Health’s strategic priorities. The intern will provide added value to our Company’s customers with rotations in Retail/E-Commerce Marketing and Project Management. The intern will interact with many team members to gain first-hand animal health industry experience. Additionally, the Channel Intern will have the opportunity to align their career interests in collaboration with the Animal Health Corridor to develop a customized work experience. Candidates must have the ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.

The U.S. Channel Team Sales Intern will:

  • Throughout the summer, the intern will rotate within 2 key groups of our company's Animal Health U.S. Strategy & Business Channels team. These rotations will include Retail/E-Commerce Marketing and Project Management. The intern will spend time with each team to allow for broad exposure across several parts of the business.

  • The intern will equally spend time coordinating activities, resources, equipment, and communications in support of the annual Animal Health Corridor Summit event with the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor.

  • Be assigned to a hiring manager at our company's Animal Health for general direction/guidance as well as a mentor to direct daily interactions with the assigned business team(s).

  • Present a summary of their summer contributions to leadership at the conclusion of the internship program.

Required Education & Experience

  • Candidates must be in the process of earning a BA or BS degree and currently enrolled in any bachelor’s or master’s degree program (Animal Science, Ag Business, Agriculture, as well as Business, Marketing, or related degrees).
  • Candidates must have completed at least 2 years of college coursework by May 2022.
  • Candidates must be available for a period of 10-12 weeks that will begin near the end of May 2022, with the potential of a 2-3 week extension to continue work with the Corridor.
  • Candidates must be able to attend meetings virtually.
  • Candidates must be returning to school after completing this internship.
  • Candidates must have excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills.
  • Candidates must have general computer skills including working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Candidates must have the ability to be organized, adapt to a changing environment, work independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Experience & Skills

  • Candidates should have project management, event, and/or marketing exposure
  • Candidates should be a proactive problem solver
  • Candidates should have excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Candidates should have basic knowledge of the Animal Health and/or Animal Feed industries
  • Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving the health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners, and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, the USA in the United States and Canada, and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.



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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified, Remote Work


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Requisition ID:R139651

Company Details

Madison, New Jersey, United States
Merck Animal Health is a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines and services. We offer one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios, spanning products for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in all major farm and companion animal species.