Merck 2018 MRL Medical Writing Intern in Rahway, New Jersey

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

Merck Research Lab is currently seeking a highly motivated individual with interests in medicine, pharmacology/pharmacy, or biological sciences, as well as interest in copy editing, data verification, and formatting of communications in medicine and science. The goal of this internship is to gain broad insight into the drug development process, knowledge of clinical regulatory documents, and hands on experience in clinical technical editing. The Medical Writing department is responsible for creating documents that report the results of clinical trials in subjects receiving investigational Merck products to regulatory agencies in the U.S. and worldwide. These documents include clinical study protocols, clinical study reports, Investigator Brochures, and overall summaries of clinical programs. The Medical Writing department works in all of Merck’s therapeutic areas, including oncology, infectious disease, cardiology, diabetes, and neurology. The intern will work on a project that will give him/her individual and team experience with how clinical trials are designed, analyzed, and reported. He/she will work under the guidance of a mentor and have observational as well as hands-on responsibilities.


  • Required:Candidates must be currently enrolled in a BS or BA degree program in thelife sciences or a field related to writing or editing.

  • Candidatesmust have completed (3) years of study prior to June 2018.

  • Candidatesmust be returning to school in the Fall of 2018.


  • Candidatesmust be available to work full-time for 9-12 weeks beginning in May or Juneof 2018.

  • Candidatesmust have some technical expertise in Microsoft Office (advanced MicrosoftWord, including the use of electronic Word templates) or Adobe Acrobat.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Other Locations: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Title: 2018 MRL Medical Writing Intern

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Requisition ID: CLI006365