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Merck & Co, Inc

2023 GCS Strategic Operations Intern


Security Operations


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

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

A summer intern position in Global Clinical Supply (GCS) provides you with an exciting development opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the end-to-end supply chain and network with professionals across supply chain, the clinical trial space and across our company.

The ideal candidate should be curious, have strong Microsoft office suite skills, be able to work both independently as well as collaboratively in diverse team settings, have excellent written and oral communication skills, be very organized with attention to details, coupled with an ability to deliver high quality work in a fast-paced environment.


Support Strategic Operations lead with planning and delivering on a wide range of programmatic and communications tasks as required within the GCS organization, some of which include (but not limited to):

  • developing departmental communications, weekly messages that reflect key milestones across GCS.

  • work across the organization to collate and convert accomplishments into ‘success stories’ that can be communicated.

  • creating content (powerpoint, videos etc) in support of meetings, defining ‘day in the life of GCS colleagues’ etc.

  • maintain GCS sharepoint, creating functional updates as required in consultation with functional area SME’s.

  • aggregation of head count numbers, as needed, across the organization and and maintain relevant systems/spreadsheets.

  • develop project plans for key deliverables and activities / timelines in collaboration with GCS colleagues to support escalations.

  • coordinate metrics gathering working with SME’s and create presentations

  • ability to function in a team environment and pursue information when it is not readily available.

  • project management activities including creating meeting agendas and minutes.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must be a currently enrolled undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field.

  • Candidates must be available for 3 months beginning in Summer 2023

  • Candidates must have completed at least (1) years of studies toward bachelor’s degree by June 2023.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Candidates should have Microsoft Suite of offerings experience

  • Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Candidates should be a cooperative team player, self-starter with the ability to work independently

  • Candidates should have awareness of GMP practices

  • Candidates should have the ability to collaborate cross-functionally and interact with diverse teams globally

  • Candidates should have some experience with ERP systems (SAP, JDE) – but not required

  • Candidates should have an interest in communications, project management, have a growth mindset and strong interest in supply chain.

  • Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, 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.



For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico – Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) (“Customer-Facing Role”) who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.

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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

Under New York City 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:

$59,400.00 - $101,000.00

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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:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID:R206769