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2021 Global Project and Alliance Management Intern

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 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 & Development organization. The Project Managers and Alliance Managers in Global Project and Alliance Management (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. 

GPAM is seeking summer interns to work collaboratively with Project Managers on pipeline 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 in conjunction with accountability of Project Manager (under mentor-ship and partnership of) may include:

  • Setting priorities with time management skills to effectively communicate projected time needed to complete tasks

  • Participating in creation of key deliverable to assist team in meeting goals and objectives

  • Assisting project manager in preparation of and participate as a team member on inputs for decision making, as appropriate

  • Effectively facilitating meetings and be able to ask key pointed questions to guide team in new directions

  • Learning how to use presentation / meeting material templates and 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

  • Be able to serve as a point contact for stakeholders regarding project information/updates.

  • Compile and analyze data to summarize report/project updates & findings

Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates must be pursuing a bachelor's degree with a concentration in a scientific-related discipline strongly preferred.

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (12) weeks beginning in May or June of 2021.

  • Candidates must be highly organized and capable of working with attention to detail, and able to relate project details to larger project objectives.

  • Candidates must have effective interpersonal and teamworking skills; able to create and foster relationships and collaboration with team members from other areas of the company.

  • Candidates must have ability to define solutions and formulate and execute on actions across a team.

  • Candidates must have analyzing and evaluating an issue or situation, so that you can form an unbiased judgement.

  • Candidates must have 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:

  • Candidates should have familiarity with drug discovery / development

  • Candidates should have a track-record of accomplishment in a project management type role is desirable

  • Candidates should have experience using Microsoft PowerPoint

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 …

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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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:R74554

2021 Global Project and Alliance Management Intern

North Wales, PA 19454
Full Time

Published on 10/17/2020