Would you like to contribute with your skills and knowledge in a global pharmaceutical company, that will challenge and develop you? Are you in your first or second year of studying for a master’s degree?
The application deadline for all Fall/Autumn internships was May 5, 2016.
There are a few open Fall/Autumn internships left! Take a look in the column to the right.
As a Novo Nordisk intern, you’ll be treated just like any other colleague in the business area you are working within. You’ll be given professional challenges and you will have the opportunity to work as a project member or even as a project lead on one or more projects. In short, you’ll be able to influence and develop valuable connections and useful references for your future career.
At Novo Nordisk, we view the internship opportunity as a great chance to get acquainted with competent professionals in different fields. If you are interested in working for a global pharmaceutical company - an internship with us could be a step in this direction.
Interns receive a monthly salary of 8000DKK and will be expected to assist colleagues in their daily tasks on existing projects. Tasks related to projects include doing various types of research, provide analysis, general input and views on our work routines. Interns can also potentially take ownership of their own projects.
The internships are offered in our various business areas such as:
Please note that internship positions are subject to business demands, as we want to offer our interns real professional challenges. All business areas may therefore not have openings at all times. Please note that some business areas offer more than one intern position.
What do I need in order to be an intern?
In order to be eligible for an internship in Novo Nordisk you need to be enrolled in a full-time master degree programme in Denmark or abroad. Internships are only for Danish-based master students or international profiles willing to work in Denmark without accommodation help.
We welcome applications from students of all nationalities, study profiles and levels of experience. Please note that our corporate language is English, so proficiency in this language is a must. We expect you to be ambitious, flexible, willing to learn and able to adapt to a corporate environment.
In which departments in Novo Nordisk will interns be placed?
Internships are offered in various business areas such as:
However, please note that the exact number of free positions will depend on the business need of the area. All business areas may therefore not have openings at all times or have more than one opening.
What is the length of an internship?
Novo Nordisk’s internships last between 4 to 6 months and cannot exceed 6 months.
What are the working hours?
As an intern in Novo Nordisk you will work 37 hours a week.
Is the internship paid?
Yes, the monthly salary is 8.000 DKK, including pension.
Does Novo Nordisk cover living accommodations?
No, you will be responsible for your own living accommodations as an intern.
Does Novo Nordisk help with finding accommodations if moving from abroad?
No, interns coming from abroad will be responsible for finding their own accommodations.
How does “Fremdriftsreformen” influence on internship positions at Novo Nordisk?
Our Internship Programme is not directly affected by “Fremdriftsreformen” but we encourage all students to get in contact with the career office at their university, to make sure that they follow the SU regulations, since internships at Novo Nordisk are paid full-time positions.
What are the requirements regarding ECTS points?
The Internship Programme at Novo Nordisk does not require the student to obtain ECTS points while interning. However, it is only possible to join the Internship Programme while being enrolled in a master’s degree.
How can I apply?
You can apply online for an internship in Novo Nordisk here at this page at the bottom or via the right side banner when jobs are available.
When can I apply and when should I receive a response?
At Novo Nordisk we hire interns twice a year (Spring and Fall semester).
How should I write my internship application?
Make sure to carefully read the job description and explain why you are applying for the specific position within the Novo Nordisk Internship Programme. In addition to your cover letter/motivational letter, you should upload your CV and latest grade transcript through our online recruiting system.
Can I apply for more than one internship?
Yes, you can apply for more than one internship. However, you are only allowed to do one internship at Novo Nordisk.
What tasks and projects will I be involved in?
Tasks related to projects include doing various types of research, provide analysis, general input and views on our work routines. Interns can also potentially take ownership of their own projects.
How much travel activity can I expect?
It is very rare that interns go on business travels. However, in some business areas you may be invited for a business travel.
Can I continue with my study programme while doing the internship?
Novo Nordisk does not recommend that you keep up with your classes parallel to your internship, as it is a full-time position.
I am studying on my bachelor’s degree, what opportunities do I have?
Unfortunately, we don’t offer internships to bachelor students. However, we offer student assistant positions for students who are still in their Bachelor’s degree. You can find all of our available students positions on the “Available jobs” sections of our website.
Do I need to speak Danish in order to apply for the Internship Programme?
No. Our corporate language is English.
Can I expect a permanent position after the internship?
You are not guaranteed a permanent position. However, you get the opportunity to establish a network in Novo Nordisk which could be beneficial for future career opportunities. Novo Nordisk offers a variety of different career opportunities: Student Positions, Graduate Programme, as well as temporary and permanent positions. Find all open positions here: “Available jobs”.
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