Whether you’re looking for first-time practical experience or seizing an opportunity for a new beginning, our company is a great place to start an ongoing journey of discovery.

Curious minds welcome

Fresh perspectives and new ideas are at the core of our success. That’s why we offer students multiple ways of starting their career with us. We provide flexible job options to fit the individual needs and aspirations of students and graduates at our many locations worldwide.

Get a head start as an intern

Every year we welcome hundreds of interns into all our business areas around the world.  You will gain valuable experience in an global atmosphere connecting with colleagues across the world while taking on responsibility from day one.

Dig deeper in a post-doc role

Start your professional life with us by putting your ideas into practice. Combine your academic interests with practical experience in your future field of work.

Skilled guidance and coaching from experienced colleagues will forge opportunities to value your own ideas, to take on responsibility, and to gain further qualifications. We will give you support to become an expert in your field. This will provide you with an easy transfer to switch from academic life to a position in our industry — and have the ability to explore where your curiosity may take you.


At Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany, we offer flexibility to take the theory & training from university and apply to industry.  In partnership with our recruiting partner, we offer internships, CoOps and part-time work for early in career professionals. 

Summer Internships: Our ambitious and talented interns gain both professional and personal experience with hands-on learning in a variety of disciplines. We have a robust summer internship program that focuses on the development and growth of each intern. Our internships are typically 10-12 weeks in length with the opportunity to extend further.  

We partner with top colleges and universities to build our emerging talent pipeline- we recruit students at the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate levels. We also recruit entry-level talent from technical and associate’s programs across the U.S. 

We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, care about the customer needs, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science and technology to make more possible!

We do not post US based internship or CoOp opportunities to our direct career portal.  We invite all currently enrolled students to submit their resumes and cover letter to

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