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Animal Health Communications Intern Job

Company Name:
Merck
Animal Health Communications Intern:ADM005973
Description
Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.
Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
The Future Talent Program features paid internships targeted for full-time work during the school semester, and will include on 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.
This is a full-time internship beginning in June for a period of 9-12 weeks.
Merck Animal Health (MAH) is a global, research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets abroad range of veterinary medicines and services. We offer one of the industry's most innovative portfolios, spanning products for the prevention, treatment and control of disease in all major farm and companion animal species.
We are a highly proactive, robust and diversified company with a strong, scientifically-proven, product portfolio and an ever-growing global reach. With offices in more than 50 countries, we successfully market our products in more than 140 countries and operate a network of manufacturing sites and research and development (R&D;) facilities around the world.
Our aim is to create value and contribute to the ongoing success of our customers. In short, we aim to earn the trust of our customers every day. By listening carefully to all our stakeholders and putting customer satisfaction at the core of our business, we provide innovative, high-quality, and above all, solutions-driven products and services for farm and companion animal species.
By consistently delivering the highest standards of quality, professionalism and integrity, our aim is to become the partner of choice for veterinarians, producers and animal owners.
The MAH Communications Intern''s role will include the following:
Assist with communications projects in support of Merck Animal Health's U.S. business.
Liaise with the public relations agency and internal stakeholders who support communications activities
for Merck Animal Health products.
Provide support, as needed, for marketing team and/or agency.
Write internal and external communication documents and presentations, as needed.
Coordinate the archiving of materials, such as news releases, fact sheets, standby statements and
backgrounders.
Conduct research in support of communication initiatives and contribute to analysis of information,
as directed.
Maintain trade media distribution lists by business unit.
Qualifications
Education:
Currently pursuing a minimum of a B.A. or B.S. in Communications, Public Relations or related major.
Recent grads will be considered as well.
Required:
Must be available from June, 2014 to August, 2014
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Project management experience
Strong organizational skills
Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities
Preferred:
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Ability to communicate confidently with internal stakeholders and levels of senior management
Experience with digital filing systems (network drives, teamsites)
Understanding of animal health or agriculture-related industries
Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at . .
Search Firm Representatives - Please read carefully:
Merck is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes ted by search firms to any employee at Merck via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.
Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
Former Military, Transitioning Service Members, National Guard & Reserves - We value your past and present service.
Primary Location: NA-US-KS-DeSoto
Job Type : Intern
Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
Relocation Provided : None
Req ID: ADM005973
Date: Wed, 19 03 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Country: US
State: KS
City: DeSoto
Locale: en_US

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