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(Archived) 2021 Summer Cattle Sales Intern (Various US Territories)

Last Updated: 10/15/20

Job Description


Job Description

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 a great developmental opportunity and a chance to see if Animal Health is the right company for your long-term goals.

Our Animal Health Division (AH) U.S. Cattle Team Intern will be a Field based position supporting the AH overall business. The intern will provide added value to our Company's customers in Cattle sales. The intern will interact with customers to gain first hand sales experience and support our broad portfolio.

The job scope and primary focus for this position is to actively support the sales strategy across a territory via coordination and execution of sales support activities including:

  • Support our customers and our cattle product portfolio

  • Logistical support for market field trials assisting Sales and Tech Service Veterinarians

  • Developing and executing plans for engaging customers and meeting customer needs.

  • Participate in field-based events (trade show support; customers education regarding the features and benefits of AH products and services).

  • Ensure clear, concise and timely communication and problem identification with Sales and Tech Services Veterinarians.

  • For Field-based Sales Interns in Animal Health, you will be required to rent a car. As part of this position requirements, you will have to be legally authorized to rent a car in the state in which you reside/work in.

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in any bachelor’s or master’s degree program (if applicable, related to Animal Science, Ag Business, Agriculture, etc. or other degree.

  • Candidates must have completed at least 2 years of college course work by May 2021

  • Candidates must be available for a period of 10-12 weeks beginning the last of week of May 2021

  • Candidates must have ability to travel 25 – 50%

  • Candidates must have excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills.

  • Candidates must have general computer skills including working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to use an iPad

  • Candidates must have ability to be organized, adapt to a changing environment, work independently and as part of a team.

  • Candidates must have ability to travel and live in the region of the U.S. where the intern is placed for the period of the internship.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Retail and/or Customer Service experience.

  • Sales training and/or applied sales experience.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Additional language fluency

Our Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. 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. We offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, 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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.




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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Requisition ID:R77676

Company Details

Merck Animal Health

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.