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Department of Animal Sciences


Merck Animal Health Paid Summer Internship

 Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.  Today, they are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all.

Ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like yoy.  To this end, they strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork.  As part of the global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Merck Animal Health Field Sales Interns will perform field assignments aligned with specific geographic sales territories identified as high need and potential for supplementation of sales representative’s activities. These interns will be assigned to a regional manager for direction and daily interaction with the assigned geographic territory representative calling on pre-assigned accounts or areas. The interns will learn the focus products determined by the regional need. Key products would include Safeguard, Ectos, PrimeVac protocol, as well as dealer products to supplement time intensive activities of the primary Merck Animal Health representative providing incremental efforts to help reach and frequency for these products.


• Must have completed at least 2 years towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Animal Science or related degree program by June 2017.
• Available for a minimum of 9 weeks beginning June 2017
• Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills
• General computer skills including working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to use an iPad
• Ability to be organized, adapt to a changing environment, work independently and also as part of a team
• Ability to travel overnight and support some weekend activities
• 50% travel
Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
Primary Location: NA-US-KS-DeSoto
Other Locations: NA-US-Iowa, NA-US-Nebraska, NA-US-Kentucky, NA-US-Florida, NA-US-Texas, NA-US-Kansas, NA-US-Missouri, NA-US-Oklahoma
Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 10