Student Opportunities

Student ​​Opportunities

A career with purpose
Scientists. Engineers. Dealmakers. Problem solvers. These are the people who, for more than 125 years, have made Merck a constant disruptor in the health care space; at the vanguard of innovation.

Join us in the quest to save and improve the lives of people and animals around the world.
A career with purpose

Internships & Co-Ops

Internships: Our U.S. & Canada internship program lasts 9 to 12 weeks between June and August.
Co-Ops: Our U.S. Co-Ops join us for 4 to 6 months.

Dates may vary depending on your academic institution or functional area of expertise.

Join a program that provides exemplary students with the opportunity to work on meaningful assignments and gain real world experiences in the following fields:
Human & Animal Research & Development field of study
Human and Animal
Research & Development
Communications field of study
Supply Chain field of study
Supply Chain
Engineering & Manufacturing field of study
Engineering & Manufacturing
Finance field of study
Marketing field of study
Information Technology field of study
Information Technology
See what our Interns are saying about working at Merck!
I’ve had the opportunity to see many different departments, work with amazing people from all over the world with diverse viewpoints and are just totally invested in inventing for life.
Biologics & Vaccines Intern
See what our Interns are saying about working at Merck!
Joining a company like Merck has been a great experience for me, and I can’t think of anywhere else to be right now. I’m glad I’m part of a company and a team that is working every day to make lives of people better, to impact and improve lives, so that has been a great experience for me.
Supply Chain Management Intern
See what our Interns are saying about working at Merck!
Everybody treats me not like an intern, but like any other employee, and that makes a big difference being an older intern coming from a different environment. My first impressions at Merck were, wow, these people are awesome, they’re talking to me like I’m one of them.
Associate Specialist Engineering Co-Op
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Interns and Co-Ops at Merck are exposed to all facets of drug discovery and development,
including networking with senior leaders at events like the annual Inventors’ Summit.

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See how we save and improve lives as we endeavor to invent, impact and inspire.
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