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2022 - U.S. Business Channels Sales Intern

Merck Animal Health

Last Updated: 1/18/23

Job Description

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, this offer is contingent upon your successful completion of a pre-placement drug screen, satisfactory verification of your employment history, education, criminal history and background check results. By accepting this offer, you understand that your employment is contingent upon providing the company with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at your date of hire or by no later than November 1, 2021, or with information sufficient to demonstrate, based upon the company’s reasonable discretion, that you qualify for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. We advise you not to alter your current employment status until we advise you that the above contingencies have been successfully completed.

The Future Talent Program features internships that lasts 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 Animal Health Division (AH) U.S. Channel Team Sales Intern will be virtual full-time position supporting the AH overall business. 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. The intern will support, and lead projects aligned to our company’s strategic priorities. The intern will spend his/her summer in customer-facing roles, supporting both brick-and-mortar retailers as well as e-commerce retailers.

The U.S. Channel Team Sales Intern will:

  • Support both the Retail sales team as well as the E-Commerce sales team, providing support for our company's retail & e-commerce product portfolio.

  • Be assigned to a Director for general direction/guidance as well as a mentor to direct daily interactions with the assigned business team(s).

  • Have introductory training focused on products, programs, and an introduction into retail long-chain selling.

  • Develop and execute plans for engaging customers and meeting customer needs.

  • Work with Retail Distribution, Dealers, and Consumers to provide support to the Retail Sales Team promoting programs and sales, including detailing/selling our company's retail products, conducting surveys, setting retail merchandising displays, supporting dealer/industry meetings & tradeshows, and providing extended support of our company's sales team.

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

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

  • 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:

  • 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. Candidates must be 20 years of age or older at the start of the internship to meet the necessary criteria to obtain a rental car agreement through our rental car provider.

  • 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 course work by May 2022.

  • Candidates must be available for a period of 10-12 weeks beginning near the end of May 2022.

  • Candidates must be returning to school after completing this internship / co-op.

  • Candidates must have ability and willingness to travel up to 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:

  • Candidates should have Retail, Sales, and/or Customer Service exposure

  • Candidates should have Sales training and/or applied sales exposure

  • Candidates should have minimum GPA of 3.0

  • Candidates should have leadership roles during college

  • Candidates should have basic knowledge of the Animal Health and/or Animal Feed industries

  • Candidates should have Food Production Animal exposure

  • Candidates should have Companion Animal (Equine & Canine) exposure

  • Candidates should have additional language fluency

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving 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, 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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Remote Work


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Requisition ID:R139376

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.