Are you studying for a master’s degree and eager to get started with a life-changing career? Would you like to contribute with your skills and knowledge in a global pharmaceutical company that will challenge and develop you? Then check out our internship programme in Novo Nordisk.
Click here to see list of current internship opportunities or see below list where we have clusted job opportunities per interest area.
Application period for most of the Fall internship positions has ended. Next internship campaign will start in October 2017 offering job opportunities for spring 2018. Until then you should sign up for the Global Talent Pipeline and show your interest for working at Novo Nordisk.
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 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 and general input as well as new perspectives 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.
Who are eligible to apply for the Internship Programme?
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 during the whole duration of the internship employment. Internships are only for Danish-based master students or international profiles willing to work in Denmark without relocation support.
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 + 10% company paid 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 accommodation if moving from abroad?
No, candidates coming from abroad will be responsible for finding their own accommodation.
Will Novo Nordisk assist in obtaining a full time work permit for international candidates?
No, international candidates are responsible for applying for the correct full time work permit prior to starting in an internship position.
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”.
How can I make my self visible to Novo Nordisk?
Sign up for the Global Talent Pipeline.
Name: Nickels Mandrup Köhling
Why did you apply for an internship in Novo Nordisk?
First of all, the position as HR Analytical Intern sounded both challenging and interesting. I’m an economist and I love to analyse data. This position allowed me to do exactly this – and in addition it was within an area which is developing rapidly at the moment – companies all over Denmark are developing HR Analytical Centres of Excellence, and Novo Nordisk is a front runner. This provided me with a unique possibility of contributing to the development within this field. It also appealed to me that Novo Nordisk makes a huge difference for the lives of people all around the world. To me this made Novo Nordisk a preferred choice.
Did you do something in particular to make your application stand out?
For the application process I made sure to stress those assets about myself that endorsed a unique and dynamic personality as well as an adventurous attitude instead of only emphasizing the more common and somewhat dull qualifications that every applicant possesses. I also contacted the person mentioned in the job ad and we had a good conversation about the position.
What did the internship contribute with in terms of your further career?
I am confident that having been at Novo Nordisk is a huge advantage in my further career. I have experienced being part of a huge C20-company, and I have gained a large network. I also have had the pleasure of learning from and working with some of the best in the pharma-industry.
Describe in one sentence what was the best thing about your internship in Novo Nordisk?
I could mention a hundred things, but being part of an amazing team is without a doubt the best thing about my internship in Novo Nordisk.