2020 Bioprocess Technology Solutions Summer Intern

  • Merck & Co.
  • Elkhorn, NE, USA
  • Dec 04, 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 can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals. 

Our Animal Health division Bioprocess Technology Solutions (BTS) in Elkhorn, NE is seeking interns who will operate as a fully-integrated member of a team. Day-to-day research for the intern will focus on process and technology development, vaccine formulation, and problem solving. 

The BTS department develops the processing knowledge necessary to successfully scale-up and efficiently produce veterinary vaccines at a commercial scale. Development efforts focus on ensuring robust, cost-effective, safe, and advancing technologies for the manufacturing facilities to secure a competitive advantage in animal health for our Company. 

As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career. The intern is responsible for accurate data recording, experimental set-up techniques, interpretation of results, and safe lab practices. 

We are seeking intern candidates with strong academic performance, communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a multi- functional environment.  Candidates must have a minimum sophomore standing in a four-year bachelor program in a life science or engineering discipline.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate their achievements in scientific coursework through academic transcripts.  

Summer Internship appointments are generally 9-12 weeks in duration. Summer interns will receive an industry competitive stipend. This position does not provide housing or relocation assistance. 


  • Must have completed their Junior year towards a Bachelor’s degree in Life Science, Veterinary Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Protein Chemistry, Microbiology or Biotechnology, by June 2020. 


  • Candidates should have an interest in laboratory and clinical research, solving scientific problems. 
  • Enjoy working in a highly-collaborative team environment
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Applicants should have a science background and a working knowledge of basic laboratory techniques in life science, with a preference in virology and bacteriology field.
  • General computer skills are essential, as are good communication skills and the ability to keep accurate records.
  • Must be available for full-time employment for 9 – 12 weeks during the months of June - August 2020.
  • The successful candidate is expected to be open to learn throughout the internship and to be thorough and methodical about planned experiments.
  • The intern should be committed to making an active contribution to team goals. 

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This position is only open to residents of the United States. Preference will be given to students in (Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota) and neighboring states.

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form, High School