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Merck 2024 Finance MBA Intern in Albany, New York

Job Description

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

We are committed to developing future finance leaders through our Finance MBA internship experience, a 10-week program that provides finance experience through project assignments, exposure to senior leaders, and networking opportunities.

Our finance team brings together our financial perspectives into our overall strategic and tactical decision making. We use state-of-the-art techniques for financial analysis, planning, accounting, reporting and performance evaluation. This allows the organization to continue advancing medical innovation and improve lives.

Program Overview & Responsibilities

By joining the MBA Finance Internship Program, individuals will gain an understanding how our company is fulfilling its purpose of inventing medicines to improve people’s lives. Finance MBA Interns will participate in a 10-week program focused on practical, hands-on experience in a Finance role which may include analyzing; forecasting, reporting, and analyzing operating results; operational risk management and process improvement consulting; managing currency and other financial risks; or other roles in key Finance business processes.

In addition to practical experience, the intern program includes developmental opportunities and exposure to Senior Finance leadership. At the end of the internship, interns given the opportunity to present their summer experience to a panel of Finance professionals including but not limited to our Finance Senior Leaders.

Internships are primarily located in our NJ and PA office locations. For roles eligible for remote or hybrid work, candidates must be located within the United States for the entirety of the assignment.

As part of the MBA Finance Internship Program, you will gain the opportunity to innovate in a changing world through:

  • EXPERIMENTING – We challenge the way we work every day as our Senior Leaders are committed to continually evaluating new ways of working through ideation and experimentation. Individuals will be part of a culture where every experiment is taken as a lesson learned which is part of the innovative process.

  • EMPOWERING – You will learn how to evaluate business operations and processes to effectively complete day to day responsibilities and challenge the current ways of working. Individuals are empowered to develop their skill set through a breadth of experience across corporate and client facing roles.

  • NETWORKING – We will empower you to lead by giving you a plethora of networking opportunities. Individuals will have opportunities to attend lunch and learn presentations with senior leaders, participate in formal trainings, mentor programs and various activities with other colleagues across the organization.

  • SHARING – We work to break down silos and share our knowledge to better connect people and data. Individuals willbe challenged to critically problem solve, act as trusted advisors, and utilize data & analytic applications to provide business insights.

  • LEARNING – Our Rotational program takes pride in the formal training, on the job learning, formal performance evaluations through real time feedback and independent learning to create a learning culture that is a continuous journey, not a destination.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled as a first year MBA student for the 2023-2024 academic year with a concentration in finance and at least (2) years of professional work experience.

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for the length of the internship experience, beginning in June of 2024.

  • Candidates must have demonstration of integrity within a professional work environment.

  • Candidates must have a passion for our mission of saving and improving lives.

  • Candidates must have strong teamwork skills and demonstrated leadership ability.

  • Candidates must have a passion and commitment to learning.

  • Candidates must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Candidates must have the ability to self-motivate and take responsibility for personal growth and development.

  • Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with client and business process owners.

  • Candidates must have a global mindset and work across boundaries.

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

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.

Current Employees apply HERE ($1533/rel-task/3001$14.htmld)

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE ($4020.htmld)

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

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”.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

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)


No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Remote Work


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Requisition ID: R242493