2020 Summer Intern Manufacturing Science & Technology

  • Merck & Co.
  • West Point, PA, USA
  • Sep 12, 2019
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The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects.  These opportunities in manufacturing can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.  

The Manufacturing Science and Technology Organization (MS&T) within the Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD) is a collection of over 2,000 scientists and engineers working in a diverse set of roles to enable world-class supply chains for Merck’s inventions in Pharmaceuticals, Biologics, Vaccines, and Animal Health. 

The MS&T intern program is a 10 to 12 week internship, which will include one or more projects.  This experience will provide you with great opportunity to develop yourself both technically and professionally.  You will get to engage Merck’s business and culture to see if we are the right company for your long-term career goals.

The projects that you work in can be in one of the following three areas: 


  • Work in teams to bring research discoveries to full production scale by applying engineering, chemistry and pharmaceutics skills to bench-scale processes.
  • Conceive, develop and implement new manufacturing and analytical technologies.
  • Work with teams to develop processes for new products, using chemically- or biologically- derived products
  • Work with teams to develop and optimize analytical methods used for new products
  • Support process technology transfer to commercial operations groups 


  • Design and build advanced manufacturing plants, laboratory and office facilities
  • Involvement with all phases of project management from the first engineering drawing to the last phase of project start up
  • Utilize computer programming and data analytics tools to design the manufacturing processes and facilities of the future 


  • Work with operations and quality groups to maintain products at a high level of performance
  • Transfer products within Merck’s internal and external manufacturing network
  • Execute strategic projects to enhance our World Class Supply posture – decrease inventory, shorten cycle times, lower costs 

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:  Currently in Sophomore or Junior level curriculum, working toward B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, or related field 

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Available for a minimum of 10 week internship beginning 26-May-2020 or 01-Jun-2020
  • Superior technical competency as demonstrated by excellent academic record and work achievement
  • Strong communication skills, personal character, and ethics
  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of U.S. 

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Previous process development, research, or manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work independently or in teams.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • For a few positions, we are looking for interns with demonstrated skills in computer programming and/or data science & data analytics 


We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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.

Experience level of the applicant we want

Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School