About Us

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

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. 




We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace

What we offer

Being an intern at our company means you will work together with a team on healthcare in an international environment. As a student, you will get the opportunity to develop yourself. In addition, we offer:

  • The possibility to gain experience within the pharmaceutical industry
  • The chance to show your potential
  • A challenging and dynamic work environment with lots of space to develop yourself
  • Professional guidance by an experienced specialist

Each year, we search for our future leaders through our international manufacturing leadership development program (MLDP). During this three-year traineeship will have three rotations to get you ready to either become a team leader or senior specialist within our manufacturing department.

Next to our MLDP traineeship, we also offer challenging starting positions in various locations and departments.

Student Target


  • Bsc International Business Administration


  • Master in Management
  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Business Analytics & Management 
  • Business Information Management
  • Finance & Investments
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management

Your Company presentation

During the presentation, we will both highlight the possibilities as an intern, trainee, and graduate within our company. Our Early Talent Recruiter will tell you more about MSD, our locations within the Netherlands and what we have to offer. In addition, one of our finance colleagues will join to tell his/her personal story as employee at MSD Haarlem.

Why are you interested in internationally oriented RSM students?

Being a large international company, we value internationally oriented students. Either you are welcome within the Netherlands in a global position or a position where you are daily in contact with our other sites, or at any other country where we are located.


As a large (bio)pharmaceutical company we develop, produce and package medicines and vaccines for both human and animal health purposes.

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Company Size: 74.000

Headquarter: Kenilworth, New Jersey (USA)