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2024 University Recruiting - Merck Global Project and Alliance Management Intern

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


Global Project and Alliance Management (GPAM) sits in the research and development (R&D) organization at our Company Research & Development Division. The Project Managers and Alliance Managers in GPAM are core members of discovery, development, and alliance teams at our Company. Project Managers drive these cross-functional teams to deliver projects and products that improve human health and our Company’s business, and Alliance Managers ensure successful collaborations with our R&D alliance partners. The GPAM Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for the development, sustainment, and training of GPAM-owned systems, tools, and business processes as well as alignment with Finance, IT, and functional area operations groups within our Company.  The incumbent will work in Project Management or the PMO.


GPAM is seeking summer interns to work collaboratively with Project Managers or Alliance Managers on drug development projects and organizational initiatives.  Individuals with an interest in learning project management fundamentals and an eagerness to learn the application of PM skills in pharmaceutical development should apply.


The responsibility of the role may include:

Time management skills and ability to prioritize work to effectively estimate projected time needed to complete tasks. Participating in creation of key deliverables to assist team and department in meeting goals and objectives

Assisting other project managers and participation as a team member in preparation of inputs for decision making as appropriate. Effectively facilitating discussions and be able to ask key pointed questions to guide team in new directions

Learning how to use project management tools and how to participate in preparation of content; as appropriate

Participating in development of risk assessments and creation of risk mitigation plans

Participating in the clear communication of program issues / risks as they arise

Being able to serve as a point contact for stakeholders regarding project information/updates

Compiling and analyze data to summarize report/project updates & findings

Identifying opportunities to improve and streamline processes

Opportunity to lead a project from initiation to close out and transition


NOTE: This position is available in Rahway, NJ (RY) or Upper Gwynedd, PA (UG) based on candidate preference.



  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program or higher education with a concentration in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) discipline or other related fields


Required Experience and Skills:

Candidate must be able to commit to full-time hybrid employment for 10 - 12 weeks beginning June 2024

Highly organized and capable of working with attention to detail.  Able to relate project details to larger project objectives

Effective interpersonal and teamworking skills; able to create and foster relationships and collaboration with team members from other areas of the company

Ability to define solutions and formulate and execute on actions across a team

Ability to drive results for assigned projects

Analyzing and evaluating an issue or situation, so that you can form an unbiased judgement

An effective communicator: knows when and how to speak up and appropriately raise issues and/or ask for guidance; keeps both team members, departmental colleagues (as appropriate) and management fully apprised of project / initiative status and issues 


Preferred Experience and Skills:

Exposure to Office 365 applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Exposure to MS Project


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:

$39,600.00 - $105,500.00 





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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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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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)



No relocation


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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required


Flexible Work Arrangements:




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Requisition ID:R257516