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Merck & Co, Inc

2024 University Recruiting - Global Expert Management & Strategy (GEMS) Summer Intern




Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

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

This assignment is located within the Global Expert Management and Strategy (GEMS) team within, Global Medical Values and Capabilities (GMVC). This function exists within the broader Global Medical & Scientific Affairs (GMSA), which is part of our company Research Laboratories (MRL). GEMS is the Center of Excellence to plan, design, enable, and oversee compliant, customer-focused and strategically aligned activities to drive world-class, evidence-based global & regional advisory meetings and medical educational activities aiming to advance healthcare.

The intern in this assignment will be responsible for supporting an annual review and validation process for:

  • New employee Onboarding resources specifically related to the Global Expert Management and Strategy (GEMS)

  • Country Requirements process data

For the new employee onboarding resources, it will be critical for the intern to review available information and determine if there are any gaps in data. The intern will offer a unique perspective as they are fully immersed in the information (without any prior knowledge of the role) and be able to feel confident that appropriate information and support is available to assist onboarding into this defined role.

For the country requirements data, the intern will conduct an audit of the available information and validate that the data is complete and current for 80+ countries.

Key responsibilities

  • Review current repository of onboarding data and ensure data is current (links work, etc.)

  • Identify gaps in resources or support for specific topics related to GEMS manager onboarding

  • Partner with 2-3 of the most recent hires to validate information & findings

  • Communicate with our company subsidiary personnel responsible for country requirements data.

  • Maintain a log of country input received, review requested changes with GEMS Team Lead

  • Create deliverables as described below at conclusion of internship

Key Deliverables

Create presentation with recommendations where gaps exist, or where additional resources may be needed to support a new GEMS manager employee.

Develop a spreadsheet summarizing the countries that have been contacted and reconfirmed; and include an audit history of updates requested.


3 months- length of internship June-Aug

The ideal candidate will have an interest to learn and develop in the following skill sets:

Demonstrating initiative and proactive approach

Project & Operations management

Data analysis, tracking & reporting

Professional and confident communication skills

Collaboration & Networking

Organizational skills

Required Education:

Candidates must be a college student with a major in: Business or Science field.

Under New York City, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:




Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Hybrid, On-Site


1st - Day

Valid Driving License:


Hazardous Material(s):


Requisition ID:R255541