Theofanis Spanos, Novo Nordisk Denmark.

As a student assistant (also known as a co-op) you will have the chance to put your theoretical knowledge into practice, while gaining industry experience and building an invaluable network of talented colleagues throughout the organisation.

This programme offers students flexible working hours, allowing them to gain corporate experience while balancing a full course load. 

Student assistant positions are available in our global headquarters in Denmark and throughout our affiliate offices around the world.

If you want to be considered for future student assistant positions in our offices in Denmark, sign up for our Talent Pipelines. We fill most of our student positions through Talent Pipelines. By signing up you will automatically be considered for all student assistant positions at Novo Nordisk which match your educational background and interests.

You can apply for our Talent Pipeline twice a year: in April and October. We evaluate the applications on an ongoing basis. If you match the needed qualifications you become part of the Talent Pipeline for 6 months. After this period, you need to apply again to ensure that you’re an active part of the pipeline.

For further description of the Talent Pipelines, scroll down to read more. Be sure to keep an eye out on our career site to find the job postings for the Talent Pipelines. From time to time we also post specific positions that you may apply to directly. Student assistant positions in our affiliates outside Denmark are posted on our career site. 

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We are looking for students who are currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree within communication, marketing, psychology, business administration, or other HR, Marketing and communication-related educations. This Talent Pipeline addresses student assistant positions within talent acquisition (recruitment), early talent, talent management and development, employer branding, communication, marketing, project management, training & learning, and administrative support.

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We are looking for students who are currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering e.g. mechanical, chemical, production, innovation or another relevant field. This Talent Pipeline addresses student assistant positions within data engineering and software engineering, production and test of production lines, automation disciplines, e.g. robotics, mechanical development and solutions, modelling (pilots, testing etc.), innovation- and process optimization and business support. 

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We are looking for students who are currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance, strategy, business analytics, business administration, economics, law or another relevant field. This Talent Pipeline addresses student assistant positions within development and execution of business strategy, supply chain management, business intelligence, data analytics, advising and supporting within global legal affairs, legal governance and compliance, market research and customer insights, brand strategy development, and project management. 

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This Talent Pipeline addresses student assistant positions within digital innovation and transformation, data science and data engineering, software development, IT security, IT automation, IT support and operations and supply chain analytics.

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We are looking for students who are currently pursuing their bachelor’s or master’s degree within life science, e.g. cell biology, human biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, medicine, pharmacy or another relevant fields to join our Talent Pipeline within Life Science. This Talent Pipeline addresses student assistant positions within research and development, medicine, clinical science, quality control, stem cell biology, and regulatory affairs.

Our research and development organisation focus on the following therapy areas: diabetes, obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders, CVD and NASH. Internships are remunerated if your educational track allows. A Danish full-time work permit is required.

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

From time to time, we also post specific positions that you may apply to directly. Other available positions are advertised on the jobs section. You can also sign up to our job agent and receive an email when a position matching your criteria becomes available.

  • Talent Pipelines and other positions are available in a variety of different functions within Novo Nordisk. See the detailed descriptions of the Talent Pipeline above.
  • You can sign up to our job agent and receive an email when Talent Pipelines and other positions matching your criteria becomes available

Yes, all student assistant positions are paid opportunities.

The duration of a student assistant position varies for each of Novo Nordisk’s office locations.  Please refer to a position’s job description for specific details.

Students typically work between 15-20 hours per week. Working hours are generally flexible to enable you to continue your studies.

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!