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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

We work within a “Safety First, Quality Always” mindset striving for continuous improvement. We work in a local plant connected to our global manufacturing and distribution networks. These positions are three-month intern opportunities within our Vaccines Filling/Packaging, IT Automation Engineering, Quality Control, Maintenance/Utilities Engineering, and our Supply Chain Management teams. Interns will participate in process improvement projects, which will strengthen skills in problem-solving, teamwork, collaboration, and leadership. These positions provide great personal/career development, opportunities to work on projects which positively impact business operations success, and a chance to see if our Company is the right company for their long-term career goals.

The Wilson North Carolina Site houses our North American Packaging Center of Excellence AND our Global Quality’s North American Stability Hub Unit. Interns will work closely within a team of dedicated professionals who strive to understand, monitor, and improve our packaging, filling, and quality processes to ensure the world’s supply. At the Wilson Site there are opportunities to support day-to-day activities and strategic projects, ensuring right-first-time and cost-effective measures, directly affecting our end to end supply chain management and delivery.

Our internships’ areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
• Demand Planning and Fulfillment
• Warehouse Distribution and Logistics Management
• New Product Launch Planning
• Data Analytics
• Lean Six Sigma
• IT Automation Technology and Engineering
• Vaccine Formulation Technology
• Quality Control and Calibration Engineering
• Maintenance and Utilities Engineering

The successful candidate is:
• An individual motivated to cultivate their leadership skills along with their technical and business acumen by applying their knowledge within our Packaging, Filling, IT, Maintenance, and Quality Operations.
• An individual committed to both their own career development as well as bringing their best to our company.
• An individual who is comfortable with influencing others.
• An individual that can adapt to new roles, responsibilities, and situations.
• An individual that is comfortable working independently, working in teams, and leading teams. An individual interested in participating in a broad range of work experiences.

Education Minimum Requirement:

Minimum of two (2) years in a BS -OR- in a MS program in one of the following disciplines:
• Supply Chain/Logistics
• Bio Engineering/ Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology -Chemical Engineering
• Industrial Engineering
• IT Technology/Engineering
• Material Science and Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Packaging Engineering
• Available for a duration of 9-12 weeks during May-August 2024

Preferred Experience and Skills:
• Previous experience in a Packaging, Manufacturing, or Quality Lab setting
• Pharmaceutical or Vaccine Manufacturing Related Experience
• Strong Collaboration Skills, Strong Interpersonal Skills, and Strong Communication Skills
• Previous Leadership Experience in Field of Study, Military or Prior Work Experience
• Lean Six Sigma Experience/Knowledge
• Strong Project Management Skills, and Ability to Work Independently
• Knowledge of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)

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:

$39,600.00 – $105,500.00



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)


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Travel Requirements:
No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:
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Requisition ID:R256014