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A career with purpose

Scientists. Engineers. Dealmakers. Problem solvers. These are the people who, for more than 130 years, have made our company a constant disruptor in the healthcare space; the vanguard of innovation. ​​​​​Join us in the quest to save and improve the lives of people and animals around the world.

Internships and co-ops

Internships: our Canada internship program lasts 15 weeks between May and August. 

Co-ops: our Canadian co-ops join us for four to six months. Dates may vary depending on your academic institution or functional area of expertise.


New: The Merck Canada Indigenous Student Scholarship.

Are you an Indigenous student who is currently enrolled in or hoping to pursue higher education?

Join a program that provides exemplary students with the opportunity to work on meaningful assignments and gain real-world experiences in the following fields:

Medical Affairs
Supply Chain
Regulatory Affairs
Policy & Communications
Information Technology

See what our Interns are saying about working here!

“My internship at Merck Canada motivated me to venture outside of my comfort zone to harness my creativity. I led several high-level strategic projects that gave me the opportunity to expand my skillset and collaborate with all functions of the organization.” 

– Michaela, Strategy Intern

Launch your career in pharma

Talent development matters here. We give you the experience, exposure, environment, trust, and leadership to grow. You give us adaptability, aptitude, innovative ideas, and challenge our ways of thinking. Together we build you up to be our next generation of leaders.

We have many entry points to start your first job in different divisions, functions, and teams. Your second job may be completely different than your first, and we encourage inter-functional career experiences to ensure you have the chance to find yourself, test your strengths, and develop new leadership competencies. 

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