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Merck Animal Health Seeks 2021 Global Communications Co-op

December 17, 2020

Position Title 
2021 Global Communications Co-Op
 Job Description 

The Future Talent Program features Cooperative (Co-op) education that lasts up to 6 months 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.

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features Cooperative (Co-op) education that lasts up to 6 months 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 Company Animal Health in Madison, NJ has an opportunity for a co-op who will work collaboratively in a team environment to assist in activities and deliverables focused on supporting internal and external communications efforts associated with the development, execution, and realization of our Company Animal Health Intelligence global communications strategy. Primary activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Providing support to the communications function by assisting in the creation of a broad array of global communication materials including press release development, fact sheets, website copy across business units.

  • Support the development of collateral material for conferences aligned with corporate branding.

  • Assist in the development and execution of employee communications plan, including ongoing webinar series and quarterly digital employee global newsletter.

  • Develop and maintain distribution lists.

  • Develop stories ideas and write content to be used by our Company Corporate Communication colleagues about business successes and focus areas.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must be currently in their junior year or above pursuing a college degree preferably in related field (e.g., Business, English, Marketing/Communications).

  • Candidates must be available to work part-time six months beginning in January or February of 2021.

  • Candidates must have basic computer proficiency with Windows-based applications (Excel, Word, Power Point).SharePoint a plus.

  • Candidates must be able to come into the office 2-3 times per week when it is safe to do so.

Preferred Experience or Skills:

  • Candidates should understand the basic principles of communications.

  • Prior communications experience.

  • Candidates should possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Team player and collaborative spirit.

Working methods

  • Each week, the intern will meet remotely with the supervisor to discuss responsibilities, including deliverables and timeline. 

  • The intern, supervisor and Director will communicate regularly through email weekly videoconference calls, and the intern is encouraged to seek regular feedback from the Director as required throughout the week.

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

 Who we are …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.



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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, 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. 

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