Internships at Novo Nordisk
Internships at Novo Nordisk
Would you like to experience working for a global pharmaceutical company? And are you in your first or second year of studying for a Master’s degree?
Why become a Novo Nordisk intern?
Doing a full time internship at Novo Nordisk gives you 4 - 6 months’ of valuable, hands-on work experience with one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. It is an opportunity for a unique learning experience and a chance to turn theories into practice. As an intern in Novo Nordisk you will be working with experienced colleagues from many different nationalities within various fields.
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.
Working at Novo Nordisk
The internships vary in length and scope but are all designed to give Master’s students a valuable learning experience. Moreover, the internship will provide you with real-life professional challenges of the pharmaceutical industry.
Interns receive a monthly salary 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 aimed exclusively at students in their first or second year of studying for a Master’s degree. 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.
The internships are offered in our various business areas such as:
- Global Stakeholder Engagement
- Business IT
- Product Supply
- Research & Development
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.
Working at Novo Nordisk
Meet Mads Wöhlk
|Education:||Master’s degree in Corporate Communication and HR|
|Intern position:||Project Coordinator in People & Communications, Product Supply|
Theory in practice
During my internship my primary task was to support the Project Manager on a project called ‘Operating Coordinator’. The project included designing, testing and implementing a new role across all production teams in Product Supply. With my background in communication and HR, this was my dream of a project. My primary tasks included working with all aspects of the project from project management activities, to participate in the development of the communication for the entire project, to evaluate the overall project and to design the implementation plan and all materials and standards supporting it. My role in the project gave me the opportunity to test my theoretical knowledge in practice, to test myself in a very dynamic and international environment and to learn about project management.
Openness and respect
What I really appreciate about being an intern in Novo Nordisk is the openness and respect I have experienced from all of my colleagues and the fact that they are willing to invest a lot in you as an intern. Everyone was eager to share their knowledge and to include me in their work, which meant that I got the opportunity to know a lot of the processes in my department and to gain an invaluable network. Furthermore, what really represents Novo Nordisk’s culture, in my experience, is the respect for what you can do as a person, not being judged by your age and therefore maybe lack of experience. The trust in my abilities, my colleagues support and to be included from day one, really helped me to feel comfortable working with difficult and demanding tasks and helped me grow as a young professional.
It’s a two-way street
Personally I have learned that especially two factors are essential when working as an intern in Novo Nordisk. First of all, you need to be open – both towards the tasks you are given and to the colleagues around you. Secondly, approach every task with humility and respect, I think it is important to remember that you are there to contribute to your given assignment but equally to learn, which has always been a priority throughout my internship.
An internship in Novo Nordisk is a unique opportunity to show the company who you are, what you can do, and to build a strong network in a company where the possibilities are endless. It provided me with the knowledge and skills to develop personally and professionally.
I can only recommend you to take this opportunity!
Applications for Spring 2014 positions are closed
Novo Nordisk in brief
- More than 36.000 employees worldwide
- International production facilities in six countries
- Affiliates or offices in 75 countries
- Products marketed in 180 countries