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2022 - Veterinary & Consumer Affairs 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.

Job Purpose:

Work with members of the Veterinary and Consumer Affairs team focusing on animal welfare.

Job responsibilities:

Assist with planning, organizing, and hosting virtual and in-person Animal Welfare events, podcasts, written blogs. Assist with the development and writing of scientific articles and research papers. Research and develop communication materials for internal and external audiences on animal welfare topics.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

Required Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must be Animal Welfare, Animal Behavior, or One Health focus on pursuing their college degree (s).

  • Candidates must be pursuing a BS, MS, Ph.D., or DVM degree.

  • Candidate must have management skills for organizing and hosting meetings or events.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Candidates should have experience in research study design.

  • Candidate should have experience in scientific literature writing.

  • Candidates should have project management experience.

  • Candidates should have passion for exploring national and international animal welfare developments.

  • Candidates should have social media expertise; blogs, podcasts, LinkedIn, Twitter (Communication skills).

The intern will have the opportunity to organize and assist in animal welfare projects and programs within the Veterinary and Consumer Affairs Team's responsibilities. Leadership and organizational skills will help the team with events, studies, and communication with stakeholders. Must be comfortable with managing their time wisely as the position is field-based with limited direct oversight.

Travel will be required.

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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Flexible Work Arrangements:

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Requisition ID:R139253

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.