Are you looking for an exciting hands-on learning opportunity to supplement your studies? Would you like to combine your bachelor’s or master’s thesis with an internship? In Novo Nordisk it’s possible to do both!
As something new, Novo Nordisk has recently extended its internship programme to all students enrolled in university, who would like to combine an internship with lectures at university, project work, or their bachelor’s/ master’s thesis. Internships entail working a minimum of 18 to a maximum of 37 hours a week, depending on your wish and study plans. It is an exciting opportunity for a unique learning experience and a chance to turn theories into practice.
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As a Novo Nordisk intern, you can expect to be treated just like any other colleague in the business area you are working within. You’ll be given professional challenges and 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.
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. There may not, therefore, be available positions in all business areas at all times. Please note that some business areas offer more than one internship position.
We expect you to be ambitious, flexible, willing to learn and able to adapt to a corporate environment.
What is the length of an internship?
Novo Nordisk’s internships last between 3 and 6 months. It is not possible to complete more than one internship.
What are the working hours?
As an intern in Novo Nordisk, you will work from 18 to 37 hours a week.
Is the internship paid?
Yes, the monthly salary is 8,000 DKK + 10% company paid pension. If you are not allowed to receive salary due to government restrictions, it is also possible to do an unpaid internship.
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.
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 if enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s programme throughout the duration of the internship.
How can I apply?
You can apply online for an internship in Novo Nordisk here on the bottom of this page, or via the right side banner, as jobs become available.
When can I apply?
At Novo Nordisk we hire interns twice a year (spring and fall semesters).
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 are more than welcome to apply for more than one internship.
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 after doing an internship. 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, the Graduate Programme, as well as temporary and permanent positions. Find all open positions here: “Available jobs”.
How can I make myself visible to Novo Nordisk?
You can either sign up for the Global Talent Pipeline or come and meet us at one of career fair events.
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.