2020 MBA - US Strategy and Commercial Model Innovation Internship

Date: May 21, 2019

Location: Upper Gwynedd, PA, US

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Requisition ID: ADM010649

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Human Health (HH) Division abides by a “patient first, profits later” ideology. Results-driven and ambitious, this team of individuals represents a functional balance between meeting company objectives and the needs of people around the world. The organization is comprised of sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing Merck's prescription medicines, vaccines, and other medical products to our customers worldwide. 

Are you looking to apply your creativity and talent to start building a career that helps improve lives? Merck’s industry-leading resources and culture of curiosity allow ideas and inventions to flourish. Begin your career journey at Merck, and together we’ll work toward Inventing for Life.  As an MBA Intern at Merck, you will be a part of our corporate wide internship program which will provide for opportunities to meet as a broader set of undergraduate and graduate interns across multiple divisions in Merck (Merck Research Labs, Human Health, Merck Manufacturing Division).  The internship program provides exemplary MBA students with the opportunity to work on meaningful assignments and gain real world industry experiences. 

The Innovative Solutions (in Strategy & Commercial Model Innovation organization) Intern role will support the current business needs of Innovative Solutions and Customers within the Strategy organization of the US Market.  This role will join one or more of the teams within Innovative Solutions including Population Health, Consumerism, and Care Redesign.  Within Merck, the candidate will have responsibilities that include working across the organization to better understand market, customer, consumer and franchise needs across the entire Merck portfolio with responsibility to develop innovative solutions that align with these areas.

Types of work may include: 

  • Build in depth knowledge of the Innovative Solutions organization including:  Population Health, Consumerism, Care Redesign and Solutions Strategy Leads. 
  • Collaborate with customer facing teams including: Solutions Strategy Leads, Health System Account Executives, and Strategic Account Leaders/Directors to advance projects through various stages. 
  • Support Merck’s portfolio through Brand Innovation opportunities, and advance projects through medical and legal reviews, concept and solutions development, and commitment of funding from brand team.
  • Collaborate across key stakeholders (Legal, Compliance, Promotions, Medical Affairs, US Marketing and Research, Privacy, Business Development, Finance, Strategy & Planning, others) to develop network of subject matter experts and data sources that contribute to projects, evaluate strategic choices, develop recommendations, and increase rigor of decision making.  
  • Facilitate the appropriate exchange of project information internally, with third party vendors and with customers, leveraging information technology, and resources to ensure efficiency and compliance with internal guidelines.
  • Merck has a strong commitment to develop world class digital solutions; candidate may be involved in the exploration of digital health solutions to support the overall brand aspiration and strategy.

Primary Work Location:  Upper Gwynedd, PA

Merck’s Upper Gwynedd campus is located in Upper Gwynedd Township, approximately 28 miles northwest of the City of Philadelphia.  Easy access from Philadelphia by way of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Schuykill Expressway, Interstate 476, Routes 202 and 309.  

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) North Wales train station is located a half mile from campus.  Merck provides daily shuttle service to and from the North Wales train station.

This is a full- time internship position. Housing subsidy is not available as part of this program and must be funded 100% by the student.

Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • BA or BS Degree Required.
  • Current enrollment in an MBA program.  
  • Candidate must have completed one year of MBA coursework by Summer 2020 and be registered for the Fall 2020 Semester

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Strong understanding of, and experience with, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent strategic, analytical, and critical thinking
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal and negotiation/influence skills
  • Strong collaboration, project management and organizational skills; ability to act with minimal supervision, prioritize activities and manage multiple tasks within deadlines 
  • Must be able to begin intern assignment May 2020 and commit for 10-12 weeks

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Account management, marketing, healthcare, and/or consumer experience

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.


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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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