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Merck 2024 University Recruiting - Veterinary Professional Services Summer Intern (Remote) in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Animal Health Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals. Our Veterinary team uses their scientific background to provide technical expertise and education to our customers, sales, and marketing teams. With a deep knowledge of pharmacology and animal health, we engage in scientific exchange with external experts and industry leaders ensuring the scientific value of our animal health portfolio is understood.

This Veterinary Professional Services Summer Internship will be field-based and can be located anywhere within the United States. The job scope and primary focus for this position are to gain an understanding of and actively support the Veterinary Professional Services strategy across the regions and territories via coordination and execution of activities including:

  • Understand the role of Professional Services Veterinarians and participate in field and home office activities

  • Ride with a Professional Services Veterinarian in the field

  • Developing and executing plans for engaging customers and meeting customer needs

  • Participate in field-based events including dinner meetings and meetings with key stakeholders

  • Attend a Professional Services Meeting or external meeting or conference with the Professional Services Team

  • Work on expanding the presence and impact of our company Animal Health Professional Services

  • Work on a social media campaign for professional services

  • Raise awareness of the profession through education

  • Support and service product portfolio

  • Develop presentations on disease states (the topic of choice)

  • Learn how presentations can affect veterinarians in the field

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a field-based research product

  • Ensure clear, concise, and timely communication and also problem identification with Professional Services

  • For Field-based Sales Interns in Animal Health, you will be required to rent a car. As part of this position requirements, you will have to be legally authorized to rent a car in the state in which you reside/work in.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in Veterinary School or have graduated veterinary school within the last year

  • Candidates must have completed at least 1 year of veterinary school by May 2024

  • Candidates must be available for a period of 12 weeks beginning May 20, 2024 - August 9, 2024

  • Candidates must be able to travel 40-50%

  • Candidates must have excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills

  • Candidates must have general computer skills including working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and the ability to use an iPad

  • Candidates must have the ability to be organized, adapt to a changing environment, work independently and also as part of a team

  • Candidates must be 20 years of age or older at the start of the internship to meet the necessary criteria to obtain a rental car agreement through our rental car provider

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Basic knowledge of the animal health industry

  • Experience working within a veterinary clinic

  • Clinical or laboratory-based research experience.

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good academic standing

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier AnimalsĀ®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners, and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

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 candidateā€™s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:




2024 University Relations -Veterinary Professional Services Summer Intern

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work


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Requisition ID: R255169