Merck wants to discover, develop, and provide innovative products that save lives around the globe. This mission drives them in everything they do, helping make them one of the largest research intensive pharmaceutical companies in the world.



Looks For

Merck wants employees that are committed to being part of the premier-research intensive pharmaceutical company. Coming to work each day you should want to find new and innovative solutions for their customers. Being at Merck means you are part of a team so don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help when you need it.

History of


Merck & Co. is, interestingly enough, only the name for this company in the United States and Canada since it was part of a German company that has rights to the Merck name everywhere else. The two broke apart so Merck & Co. could operate in the United States during the World Wars. It went on to currently be one of the largest multinational pharmaceuticals companies in the world.


Internship Programs

Merck Rotational Intern Program

The rotational internship has you work in two to three different positions, these can be in any area of the company so do not feel limited by your major. This program is targeted towards undergraduates. 

Types of Internships: 

  • Human and Animal Research & Development
  • Communications 
  • Supply Chain
  • Engineering & Manufacturing 
  • Finance 
  • Marketing 
  • Information Technology

Merck Static Intern Program

The static internships are either in high level business or engineering roles. For the business roles, an MBA is required to be considered. Engineers do not need a graduate degree but will be competing alongside them.

What it's like to Work at


Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Consulting / Professional Services
Quality Assurance
Research & Development
Supply Chain / Logistics
Sales / Account Management
Biotech / Pharma
Office Locations
Los Angeles, CA
Dallas, TX
Atlanta, GA
Austin, TX
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Columbia, SC
Columbus, OH
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Houston, TX
Hartford, CT
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Kansas City, MO
Louisville, KY
Memphis, TN
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
New Orleans, LA
New York, NYC
Orlando, FL
Kansas City, OK
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Portland, OR
Providence, RI
Raleigh, NC
Richmond, VA
Sacramento, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Antonio, TX
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO
Tampa, FL
Washington DC

Internship Info

Number of interns (2022)
Preferred education level
Pursuing a bachelors or graduate degree
  • Rotational Program
  • Networking with Senior Leaders
  • Meaningful Work
  • Inventors' Summit


Interview Process

Merck uses a two step interview process

1. Initial Phone Screening

After your application you will receive a phone interview with a hiring manager. Expect to go over your resume as well as any time you have encountered a difficult project.

2. Interview

The next step is a meeting with your potential supervisor and a board of your possible co-workers. Expect more technical questions related to your role