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Merck 2020 Human Resources Intern in West Point, Pennsylvania

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 Support Functions Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

The Human Resources organization seeks Masters level students in Human Resources Management, Industrial and Labor Relations, I/O Psychology, Business or relevant related area, for a full-time, 3-month internship located in one of it’s New Jersey or Pennsylvania locations.

Responsibilities for the intern include working both independently and with other HR professionals. Projects and assignments will be customized closer to the internship based on candidate’s interest and business needs, but may include:

  • Participate in the execution of our Company's talent strategies and solutions, including talent attraction, development, and retention solutions.

  • Participate on an HR Operations project related to a key program or project priority for HR, inclusive of strategic planning, project management and communications.

  • Involvement in projects focused on compensation solutions for Company's divisions and functions and/or use of workforce analytics to drive solutions to address business needs.

  • Involvement in projects focused on the changing demographics of the global workforce and our Company's response.


  • Currently enrolled Masters’ level student in the disciplines of Human Resources Management, Industrial and Labor Relations, I/O Psychology, Business or relevant related area, who has completed at least 1 year of coursework at time of internship but who has not yet received his/her degree.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to work full time on site

  • High level of organization & attention to detail

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Ability to work independently

  • Skill in probing and proactively asking the right questions to get needed information

  • Skill in delivering high quality work in a fast‐paced, demanding company

  • Willingness and motivation to meet aggressive deadlines and accomplish challenging objectives

Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

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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We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, 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

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID: R21990