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Job Description

The Future Talent Program features internships that lasts up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. As a Clinical Research & Development (R&D) Intern at our Company Animal Health, you will have the opportunity to gain experience and contribute to a variety of clinical R&D projects. Under the supervision of experienced professionals, you will support various aspects of clinical studies, ensuring compliance with regulations and protocols. This internship is designed to provide valuable exposure to the field of veterinary clinical research.

Position Description

Work location is mainly in our headquarters in Rahway NJ, working alongside our Clinical Scientists, Monitors and Specialists supporting the planning, conduct and reporting of Clinical Trials. These trials will support the regulatory approval of new companion animal and livestock products. These studies must be conducted in compliance with the requirements of Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Assignments may be designed to develop professional knowledge and to provide broad experience and familiarization with Our Company methods, standards, procedures, and practices.

Required Education & Experience:
• Candidates must have a High School diploma and enrolled in a College/University undergraduate or graduate program.
• Undergraduate candidates must have completed at least two (2) years of studies towards a Bachelor’s degree by June 2024 in Animal Science, Biology or Veterinary-related majors.
• Graduate candidates in Veterinary Medicine are also eligible for this position if available and interested in a Summer Internship
• Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to adapt to various electronic data capture (EDC) systems.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

Preferred Experience & Skills:
• 3.0 GPA
• Animal Science or some direct Veterinary experience is a strong plus (work experience in a farm or veterinary clinic).

Under New York City, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:




Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

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Employee Status:
Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

Travel Requirements:
No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

1st – Day

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Hazardous Material(s):
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Requisition ID:R260049