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 will 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. 

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

You can apply for our Talent Pipeline twice a year: in February and September. We evaluate the applications on an ongoing basis. So long as you meet the basic requirements, you become part of the Talent Pipeline for up to 6 months. After this period, you need to apply again to ensure that you’re an active part of the pipeline.

For further descriptions of the Talent Pipelines, scroll down to read more. From time to time, we also post specific positions that you may apply to directly. Internships in our affiliates outside Denmark are posted on our career site. 

See available positions

We are looking for students who are currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree within HR, Communication, Marketing, Psychology, Business Administration, or other HR, Marketing and Communication-related educations. This Talent Pipeline addresses internships within Talent Acquisition (Recruitment), Early Talent, Talent Management and Training & Development, Employer Branding, Communication, Marketing, Project Management, Training & Learning, and Administrative Support.

We are looking for students who are currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering e.g. Mechanical, Chemical or Production Engineering, Innovation or another relevant field. This Talent Pipeline addresses Internships 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.

We are looking for students who are currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Business Analytics, Business Administration, Economics, Law or another relevant field. This Talent Pipeline addresses Internships 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.

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

We are looking for students who are currently pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree within Life Sciences, e.g. Cell Biology, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Medicine, Pharmacy or another relevant fields to join our Talent Pipeline within Life Sciences. This Talent Pipeline addresses Internships within research and development, medicine, clinical science, quality control, stem cell biology, and regulatory affairs.

Applicants must be studying for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral* degree (*only for internships in the US) and with a minimum of 6 months 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 sectionYou can also sign up to our job agent to receive an email when a position matching your criteria becomes available. 

Yes, all internships are paid opportunities per default, unless you require an unpaid internship.

The duration of an internship varies between Novo Nordisk office locations. We typically offer 3-6-month internships, some with a possible extension up to 12 months in total.

Between 18-37 hours a week, typically starting out working as close to full time as possible during the initial period. Flexible hours may be available, and consideration will be given to essential study commitments.

Available Talent Pipelines are posted on the jobs section in February and September every year. Other available internship positions are posted time to time on the jobs section as well.

No, you will be responsible for your own living and accommodations costs 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 Talent Pipelines and other available positions that are appropriate for their educational background and interest. But please note that you can only ever be an intern within Novo Nordisk once.

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 Hub or come and meet us at one of career fair events. 

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!