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Job Details:

This role will be based in London on an Hybrid working arrangement.

Our Human Health Division maintains a “patient first, profits later” ideology. The organisation is comprised of sales, marketing, market access, digital analytics and commercial professionals who are passionate about their role in bringing our medicines to our customers worldwide.

Our Corporate Affairs team provides strategic and tactical communications and policy leadership and support to our UK business. Our work is focused on engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences from politicians and government officials, to policy influencers and the media, through to our UK employees.

In joining our team, you would have the opportunity to learn from a well- respected team with diverse skills, expertise and career backgrounds. This role would suit a candidate who thrives on working in a fast-paced environment, enjoys working as a team player and who is interested in developing a career in communications and policy.


  • Social and digital communications
  • Corporate policy and government relations including political engagement and pharmaceutical industry relations
  • Development of creative and impactful corporate materials
  • Maintaining and updating our organisation’s UK internet site and our employee intranet
  • Assisting with the development of creative and engaging communications materials, including using the AV studio
  • Developing and writing our internal digital newsletter
  • Monitoring, research and development of briefings for senior leaders on a range of political and policy topics relating to life sciences
  • Supporting the management of key stakeholder relationships including mapping of stakeholders, coordination of meetings, and development of briefing materials for senior colleagues
  • Supporting in the development of external and internal briefing materials
  • Monitoring media and health policy developments relating specifically to our organisation’s disease areas / products
  • Developing briefings for the business on trends in media and policy behaviour relating to key disease areas / products / issues
  • Assisting with the development press & social media materials & assets for a range of external & internal stakeholders
  • Collaborating closely with stakeholders such as patient organisations on educational initiatives


  • You will be looking to complete a 12-month student internship as part of your undergraduate degree
  • Studying a degree in Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Media, History or English may be an advantage (or equivalent qualification)
  • An awareness of and interest in the UK healthcare environment
  • Demonstrates proficiency in project management, organisation and administration

How to Apply:

Please complete the online application form, uploading your CV and a cover letter answering these questions (please upload your CV and cover letter as one document): 

  • What has motivated you to apply to our company and why this role (Up to 400 words)? 

Our standard early talent recruitment process is: An online application, an online assessment and then a final assessment. 

Provisional final assessment dates will be held from November 2023 


18th October 11:59pm.

PLEASE NOTE: the role may close before this deadline if over subscribed so please apply as soon as possible.

Next Steps:

In the event of your successful progression to the next stage, one of our early talent team will contact you within two – three weeks of the application closing date. 

Start Date:

June 2024

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. 

Company Overview:

We are a global biopharmaceutical leader committed to enhancing the lives of individuals through a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology treatments, life-saving vaccines, and animal health products. Our unwavering dedication to delivering innovative solutions is the driving force behind everything we do. With a team of over 70,000 employees spread across 140+ countries, we offer state-of-the-art laboratories and inspiring offices designed to foster growth and development in our team members.

With 125+ years of service and a record of being one of the world’s foremost investors in research and development, we take pride in our legacy of cultivating breakthrough advances that shape the future of healthcare


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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

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


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Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London

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