Internship programme

A Novo Nordisk internship will provide you with valuable, hands-on work experience with one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. As an intern in Novo Nordisk you will be working with experienced colleagues from many different nationalities within various fields.

Join the Novo Nordisk internship programme for a unique opportunity to turn theories into practice and to develop your skills and network for the future.

Take the next step towards a life-changing career

At Novo Nordisk, we are committed to your development. You will have the opportunity to kick-start your career by working closely with experienced industry professionals and gaining valuable, hands-on, full-time work experience. You will be immersed in the environment of a global pharmaceutical company and contribute to the line of business by providing sustainable and meaningful project work.

We offer internship opportunities in various lines of business in our Denmark headquarters office and in affiliate offices around the world.

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PROGRAMME DETAILS

Practical information about the programme

Positions are often available in a variety of different functions within Novo Nordisk. Available positions are advertised on the Jobs section. Here you can sign up to our job agent and receive an email when a position matching your criteria becomes available.

Applicants must be studying for a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree and ideally with a minimum of 1-2 years of studies left.  Novo Nordisk’s corporate language is English, and so you must write and speak English fluently.

Available internship positions are posted on the Jobs Section during the Fall and Spring.

FAQs

People often ask us

Positions are often available in a variety of different functions within Novo Nordisk. The positions are advertised on the Jobs section. Here you can sign up to our job agent and receive an email when a position matching your criteria becomes available.

Yes, all internship positions are paid opportunities.

The duration of an internship varies between Novo Nordisk office locations.  We typically offer 3 - 6 month opportunities but also have 1 year and 10-12 week positions available as well.

Students are expected to work as close to full time as possible, but flexible working hours may be available.

Available internship positions are posted on the Jobs Section during the Fall and Spring.

No, you will be responsible for your own living accommodations as an intern.

No, candidates coming from abroad will be responsible for finding their own accommodation.

No, international candidates are responsible for applying for the correct full-time work permit prior to starting in an internship position.

Yes, we encourage students to apply to as many available positions that are appropriate for their educational background and interest.

You are not guaranteed a permanent position after doing an internship. However, you will get the opportunity to establish a network in Novo Nordisk, which could be beneficial for future career opportunities.

You can either sign up for the Global Talent Pipeline or come and meet us at one of career fair events. 

Global talent pipeline

Join our Global Talent Pipeline and hear from us regarding the programmes at Novo Nordisk you are interested in.

Other programmes

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Internship programme

Experience working full-time for a global pharmaceutical company while pursing your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

Graduate programme

Recently graduated with a master’s degree or about to graduate and want a life-changing career? If yes, the Graduate Programme could be the beginning of a successful global career.

Meet us

Meet us

Interested candidates will have the opportunity to speak with Novo Nordisk representatives to discuss career aspirations, gain insight into the organization and ask questions. Come find us at one of the many events we attend throughout the year!