2020 Legal Intern

Merck - Kenilworth, NJ4.1

Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $52,000 - $72,000 a year
Job Description

The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

The Corporate Transactions Legal Team is seeking an intern who is a current law student who will have completed one year (1L) of law school by Summer of 2020 and will be returning to law school in the Fall of 2020. The position will be located at our company's Headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

The Corporate Transactions Legal Team is within the Office of General Counsel organization. The Office of General Counsel is responsible for helping our company succeed in a manner that is responsible and consistent with the company’s values and high ethical standards, complies with the law, and protects and enhances our reputation and other assets. The Corporate Transactions Legal Team handles all of our company's business development, licensing, research collaboration, merger and acquisition and other similar transactions. Through its transactions, our company is committed to finding and developing the best science to meet major unmet medical needs of patients.

One internship position with the Corporate Transactions Legal Team is available in Summer 2020. During your internship appointment you will work closely with experienced business development and transactional attorneys on projects with key tasks that may include the following:

Working closely with attorneys on agreements supporting the development of the Company’s products and the acquisition of products and services in connection with such development activities
Supporting projects for direct and indirect procurement functions and global real estate services
Working closely with attorneys to support transactions led by the Company's Corporate, Research Division, Human Health Division, Manufacturing Division, and Animal Health Divisions, including performing due diligence activities
Assisting in drafting and negotiating clinical trial, investigator/consultant, research collaboration, data/material transfer, non-disclosure, procurement, license and other agreements
Assisting with governmental filings with the competition law authorities in the U.S. and other markets
Supporting activities to summarize/organize critical agreements and agreement provisions
Travel to company sites within New Jersey and Pennsylvania may be required.

A letter of reference from a professor is highly recommended; you may attach it in the same section of the profile as your resume.

Law student (full-time or part-time) pursuing a J.D. degree from an accredited law school

Undergraduate degree
Available for 10-12 week internship
A current 1L student returning to Law School in Fall of 2020

At least a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate, Masters, or PhD GPA
Experience with or study in the scientific field
Strong personal character and ethics
Superior communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent academic achievement and analytical ability
Team player with ability to work independently
Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com