West Point, Pennsylvania

Job Description

The West Point Operations / Technical Operations intern program supports internships with a 10-12 week duration, which will include one or more projects.  These positions provide candidates with great personal/career development opportunities, opportunity to work on projects having impact to vaccine manufacturing, and a chance to see if our Company is the right company for their long-term goals. The intern projects vary with current business need and can be in one or more of the following areas:

VACCINE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS SUPPORT                                                

  • Work as part of the team manufacturing life-saving vaccines for counties all over the world
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to improve and/or optimize manufacturing processes
  • Support/lead projects directly tied to improving the safety and/or compliance performance of the operations areas 


  • Work with operations and quality groups to maintain products at a high level of performance/compliance through completion of effective investigations, process improvement activities, and other key projects.
  • Transfer products within our Company's internal manufacturing network
  • Execute strategic technical projects to enhance our World Class Supply posture – decrease inventory, shorten cycle times, lower costs


  • Design, build, and/or renovate advanced manufacturing plants, laboratory and office facilities
  • Potential involvement with all phases of project management from the first engineering drawing to the last phase of project start up
  • Work with cross-functional teams to improve reliability of equipment and facilities
Preferred Education Minimum Requirement:
  •  Sophomore level curriculum or higher, working toward BS, MS, or PhD in Chemical, Biochemical, Biomedical, Biological, Computer, Electrical, Packaging, or Mechanical Engineering or other related science (Chemistry, Biology, Virology, or Microbiology) or manufacturing related program (Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, etc.).

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should have Pharmaceutical or vaccine manufacturing related experience.
  • Can should have strong collaboration skills, strong communication skills, lean six sigma experience/ knowledge, strong project management skills.
  • Candidate should have knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), data analytics experience.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that’s committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time. 

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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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:


Requisition ID:R63710

West Point, Pennsylvania

Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com.

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