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Calling all master’s students!

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As I wrote in one of my previous graduate blog posts, the graduate programme is not the only option for a life-changing career in Novo Nordisk! If you are studying for a master’s degree and are eager to get started with your career, I can highly recommend applying for one of Novo Nordisk’s more than 100 internships. An internship can be a great way to test your skills and knowledge, but also an opportunity to develop and challenge yourself.

I started my Novo Nordisk career as an intern in the Cities Changing Diabetes team last year, and found that it was a good chance to figure out whether working in Novo Nordisk was something for me. Novo Nordisk takes its interns seriously, and you will have the opportunity to contribute on equal terms, so be ready for a challenge. My six months as an intern was a true learning experience and I had the chance to both use the skills I had achieved from university, but to a large extent also develop new and different capabilities that I could never have gotten from studying. In my case, coming from a public health background, increasing my business understanding was a key learning. I can highly recommend spending six months on an internship at Novo Nordisk, if you want to get a feeling of how it is to work in one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

However, you only get something out of an internship if you put some effort in it. To get the most out of your stay, here four tips for maximising the benefit of your internship:

  1. Have a clear goal: Before you start your internship it is important that you consider what you actually want to get out of it. What would you like to learn and what are your expectations? It is also a good idea to think about where you can contribute to the company!
  2. Be curious: To learn as much as possible, you have to be motivated and curious of what is going on – ask questions, participate in as many different meetings as possible and reach out to people.
  3. It is okay to make mistakes: An internship is a learning journey and no one expects that you can deliver from day 1, which also means that you have to be open to and ask for feedback during your stay.
  4. Be social: Make sure that you talk to all the interesting people you meet and network as much as possible. Participate whenever there is a social event and see it as an opportunity to get to know people who might be able to help you later on in your career.

Novo Nordisk offers around 100 internship positions in all areas of the business, ranging from marketing, finance & economics, research & development, engineering and IT. The internships vary in length (from 4-6 months) and scope but are all designed to give master’s students a valuable learning experience. The application period for the majority of the fall internship positions is from now to 14 May 2017.

See all the internships positions right here and read more about internships in Novo Nordisk here.

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41 Comments to Calling all master’s students!

  1. Posted May 4, 2017 at 11:43 pm | Permalink
    M.Naeem Ullah Khan says:

    Hello there,

    I am interested, How can i apply for the business internship program?

    Looking forward to hearing you.

    Thank you
    Naeem

  2. Posted May 5, 2017 at 10:16 am | Permalink
    Shehleeza Imdad says:

    Thank you Ma’am for sharing such a helpful informatory blog. I am student of MSc EU Regulatory Affairs at Danube University Krems-Austria and I have also applied for internship at Novo Nordisk. Hope I will also get this commendable opportunity and it will lead me towards successful career. Thank you

  3. Posted May 5, 2017 at 10:30 am | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Dear Naeem,

    Thank you for your comment. You can find the different internships here: http://www.novonordisk.com/careers/graduates-students-and-trainees/students/internships.html
    When you find an internship that fits you, there is a link in the descriptions of the position you can follow to send your application.

    I hope this helps. Best of luck!

    Best regards,
    Anne

  4. Posted May 5, 2017 at 10:31 am | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    You are very welcome, I am happy you found it helpful!

    I wish you the best of luck with your application process.

    Best,
    Anne

  5. Posted May 5, 2017 at 3:45 pm | Permalink
    Shehleeza Imdad says:

    Kindly let me know about Denmark work permit, I applied for Internships but I do not have work permit. When should I apply for Denmark work permit? After Internship confirmation or with Application?

    Kindly help me in this matter. I visited Denmark embassy today they said you can apply now.

    Looking forward to hear from you.

  6. Posted May 8, 2017 at 9:46 am | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Thank you very much for your interest in our internship programme. You should not start applying for a Danish work permit before you have an agreement on a job offer from a hiring manager. The process of applying for a Danish work permit cannot be initiated before you have a signed employment contract. Acquiring a Danish work permit typically takes between 2-3 months, so it should be possible to obtain a work permit in time if the internship begins in August or September.

    Best,
    Anne

  7. Posted June 21, 2017 at 6:38 am | Permalink
    Reetika Borate says:

    Hello,

    I graduated in 2012 with a Masters degree in Biotechnology and have been working as a Pharmacovigilance Specialist with a CRO in India since then.

    I am interested in R&D Regulatory affairs. Are there any opportunities for me in the internship programs or graduate programs in this area offered at Novo Nordisk?

    Looking forward to hear from you.

    Thank you
    Reetika

  8. Posted June 21, 2017 at 12:26 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Dear Reetika,

    Thank you for your comment!

    The internships in Novo Nordisk are aimed exclusively at students in their first or second year of studying for a Master’s degree and to be eligible for one of our graduate programmes you have to have graduated recently (no more than one year of experience). So if you graduated in 2012, I would recommend you to look at our permanent positions: http://www.novonordisk.com/careers/working-at-novo-nordisk/available-jobs.html

    Best of luck to you!

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  9. Posted July 8, 2017 at 2:16 pm | Permalink
    Aditi Methi says:

    Hi Anne!

    I’m a biology masters student from India, and will be graduating in July 2018. I am interested in applying for the graduate programme in Global Development, but I was confused whether work experience is necessary for the same, or if it’s just a favourable factor for selection. If it is necessary, can it include relevant internships as well? I’ll be really grateful if you could take out time and help me out. Thanks!

  10. Posted July 9, 2017 at 9:42 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi Aditi,

    Thank you for your question! Work experience can also be a relevant internship, a student assistant job etc. It doesn’t have to be experience from a full time position.

    I hope this answered your question – Good luck applying!

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  11. Posted September 2, 2017 at 2:56 am | Permalink
    Andrew says:

    Hi Anne,

    Thank you for the informational post. I totally appreciate it. I am interested in knowing whether final year MBA students with more than 2 years of experience can apply to the finance programs?

    Thanks

  12. Posted September 4, 2017 at 2:16 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi,

    You’re welcome, glad you found it useful!

    The graduate programmes are targeted less experienced and newly graduated people. SO with more than 2 years of experience you would not be eligible for the programme. Instead I would recommend you to take a look at the full-time positions within finance.

    Good luck!

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  13. Posted October 2, 2017 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
    djediai imene says:

    Hi , i have a master’s degree toxicology i’ve graduated June 2017 , I am interested in applying for the graduate programme in Global Development, but i’m little confused about the work experience

  14. Posted October 9, 2017 at 6:28 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi,

    Thank you for your comment.

    If you graduated in June 2017 you will be eligible to apply for one of the programmes in 2018. In relation to work experience, it is an advantage to have relevant work experience but not required as such.

    I hope this helps!

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  15. Posted October 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm | Permalink
    PAULA ALFARO CHACÓN says:

    Hi,

    I would like to ask two different questions. I´m going to finish my degree in Pharmacist (It´s a Msc) at the beginning of next July (2018), can I apply for graduate programme in Global Development and Regulatory Affairs? I´m not sure which one I´m going to like, and I don´t know too if I can apply
    On the other hand, I´m from Spain and we have different study methods and grades. If I applied with you, would you like me to transfer my marks in GPA.

    I´m very interested in your company and in yours graduate programmes.

    Thank you very much.

    Regards,

    Paula

  16. Posted October 13, 2017 at 3:34 pm | Permalink
    Viktor Danev says:

    Dear Anne,

    I would like to ask the following: I am currently doing my Master’s degree in Drug Discovery and Pharma Management in University College London and I will graduate next summer. Will I be eligible to apply for the European Market Access Graduate Programme, because according to the entry requirements, a master’s degree within health economics, public health, pharmacy or business administration is needed.

    However, I have done several internships in the field of the pharmaceutical industry and my last internship was focused on HTA submissions, so I have some experience in the field of Market Access.

    Best regards,

    Viktor

  17. Posted October 23, 2017 at 11:56 am | Permalink
    Amruta says:

    Hi Anne,

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I have a quick question. Is this program open for PnD graduates?

    Thanks in advance.

    Amruta

  18. Posted October 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi Amruta,

    Thank you for your question. Yes, the programme is also open for PhD graduates.

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  19. Posted October 23, 2017 at 12:04 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi Paula,

    Yes, if you graduate in July 2018 you can apply. The start day will be 1 September. Feel free to apply for more than one programme if you feel it is relevant. I would just recommend explaining very clearly why you think each is relevant for you.

    It would be great if you can upload your grades in GPA, but it is also okay to do it with the Spanish grades.

    I hope this helps!

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  20. Posted October 23, 2017 at 12:07 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi Viktor,

    Yes of course you are eligible to apply for one of the graduate programmes (as long as you graduated this year or will graduate next year – the start date will be 1 September). The programmes mentioned is only meant as guidance, so please do apply! It sounds like you have had a lot of relevant experience as well, so the Market Access graduate programme could be an obvious choice.

    Hope this helps!

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  21. Posted October 28, 2017 at 11:09 am | Permalink
    JOEL SIM says:

    Dear Anne,

    I am graduating only in Oct 2018. Would that make me ineligible for the intake in 2018 as the start date is 1 Sep 2018?

  22. Posted October 28, 2017 at 9:44 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Dear Joel,

    You would have to be able to start September 1, so I would say that it depends on whether you have to attend university until October or not. The timing in your graduation is not a problem.

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  23. Posted November 25, 2017 at 12:39 pm | Permalink
    Tarun kumar says:

    Hi Anne

    Myself Tarun from India. I had graduated in 2017 with a masters in regulatory Affairs. I have 2 questions.

    Question 1: If the applicant doesn’t have an international experience, should they eligible to apply for the graduate program?

    Question 2: If the candidate has an online MOOC’s accomplishment (e.g.: Drug Development by University of California, San Diego on Coursera) that is considered as a global exposure?

    Hope you will help me regarding my doubts

    Thanks in advance

    Kind Regards,
    G Tarun Kumar

  24. Posted December 8, 2017 at 12:50 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi,

    Thank you for your questions. International experience is preferred, but you are naturally welcome to apply and try to emphasise your online degree as much as possible.

    Good luck!

    Anne

  25. Posted December 10, 2017 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
    Tarun kumar says:

    Hi Anne
    Thank you for your response.

  26. Posted December 17, 2017 at 11:34 pm | Permalink
    Imene Bousmaha says:

    Hi, i’m Imene from Algeria. I have some questions, i have a master’s degree in mangement and entrepreneurship and i’m very intressted in the global business process programme since my graduation project was about one specific process optimisation methodology, i was an intern for 4 months at a multinational in my home county Algeria,and actually i’m working in another multinational (for less than a year)

    So could that be considered as an international experience?

    with this background do i have a chance in this programme?

    Also i’m curious about the international operations business programme and have only few information about it as for the internet it was’t of great help so could you please tell as a little bit more about this programme?

    as for the english proficiency test, when should we submit it? With the application or later?

    An other question, is it elligible to apply for sevral progremmes at the same time? and is it in my favor?

    And last question, could you please give us some advice for the video?

    Thanks in advance, i ‘m looking forward for your response.

    Kind regards

    Imene.

  27. Posted December 18, 2017 at 1:37 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi Imene,

    Thank you for your questions, I will do my best to reply.

    Regarding the international experience we refer to studying or working abroad, so away from your home country. So if your internship or project work was abroad, then yes it counts. I cannot say anything about your chance of getting a position, but send and application and see what happens.

    Regarding the IO programme, I don’t know a lot as I am working as a European Market Access graduate. However, the concept is the same – you have three rotations of 8 months: One rotation will take place in your home country (for your that would be Algeria), one rotation will be in our corporate headquarters in Denmark, and one will be in one of our business regions or global affiliates. Examples of recent rotations include Kenya, Chile or Philippines. You can find more information here: https://www.novonordisk.com/careers/working-at-novo-nordisk/job-ad-display.50742BR.English.html

    We do not require that you take a test, but if you have already taken one, please attached the results when you send your application.

    Yes, you are allowed to apply for more than one programme. It will don’t change your chances, but please make it clear why you think you are eligible for more than one track.

    Regarding the video, you only have one minute, so just briefly explain who you are and why you should get the position – and be yourself :)

    I hope this helps and good luck with the application!

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  28. Posted December 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm | Permalink
    Julia Braeuer says:

    Hello Anne,

    I just submitted my application for the Regulatory Affairs Graduate Programme today and I wondered if there was any way to make sure that all the documents (cover letter etc) have been submitted correctly. I have a slow intenet connection and just wanted to make sure that the file upload was successful.

    Thank you very much!

    Best regards,

    Julia

  29. Posted December 22, 2017 at 10:50 am | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi Julia,

    I just checked with a Regulatory Affairs graduate and your application is in the system, so the upload was successful.

    Good luck and merry Christmas!

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  30. Posted January 30, 2018 at 3:08 pm | Permalink
    Dingli says:

    Hi Anne,

    I sent my application at the beginning of this month; I have the same concern as Julia that I am not very sure about if everything was successfully uploaded (especially my 1-minute video, I tried a few times to upload it). I wonder if I would be given another chance to send the file again if anything is missing due to the technical problem; and I would like to know when I could expect to hear about the result.
    Thank you!

    Kind regards,
    Dingli

  31. Posted January 30, 2018 at 3:12 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi Dingli,

    I am happy to check it for you, which programme did you apply for and what is your full name?

    Best regards,
    Anne

  32. Posted January 30, 2018 at 3:18 pm | Permalink
    Dingli says:

    Hi Anne,

    Thanks for your prompt reply!
    I applied for the Regulatory affairs programme, and my full name is Dingli DAI.
    Thank you so much for your help!

    Kind regards,
    Dingli

  33. Posted January 30, 2018 at 6:09 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi again,

    Your application is in the system and you should receive an answer soon.

    Best of luck!

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  34. Posted February 1, 2018 at 12:44 pm | Permalink
    An says:

    Hi Anne.

    I have applied to the Graduate Programme in Global Marketing and Global Business Processes.

    May I know when the result of the first round is delivered? It’s been nearly 4 weeks since the closure of the application.

    I would also like to know the potential dates of the Assessment Center because I need to arrange some trips in March and I don’t want to have Schedule conflicts.

    Thank you for your help.

  35. Posted February 1, 2018 at 3:29 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi,

    Unfortunately I am not involved in the recruitment process for the Global Marketing or the Business Process programme, so I cannot give you an exact date. However, I know they are currently working hard to thoroughly go through all the applications which takes some time, but you should get an answer soon. I understand you impatience, but it shouldn’t be long now.

    The date for the assessment centre will be communicated in relation with the Skype interview, but it will be 14 March.

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  36. Posted February 1, 2018 at 7:03 pm | Permalink
    An says:

    Thanks Anne. Knowing the date of the assessment center is enough for me. Hope to see you there!

  37. Posted February 5, 2018 at 4:02 am | Permalink
    Rataporn says:

    Hi Anne,

    I applied for the International Operations (AAMEO) Finance program. May I ask you that how long should I wait for the result during this time? because it is already 4 weeks after the deadline application and will non-shortlisted candidates received the notification from Novo Nordisk as well?

    Kind regards,
    Rataporn

  38. Posted February 5, 2018 at 11:47 am | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi Rataporn,

    Unfortunately I cannot give you an exact date, but you should hear something very soon. It takes quite a long time to review all the applications, so thank you for your patience. And yes, everyone will get an email!

    Kind regards,
    Anne

  39. Posted February 5, 2018 at 1:54 pm | Permalink
    Rataporn says:

    Hi Anne,

    Thank you so much for your response. I understand and appreciate all of your hard works. Wish you have a great week ahead!

    Kind regards,
    Rataporn

  40. Posted February 19, 2018 at 11:32 am | Permalink
    Elton D'Souza says:

    Hi Anne,
    I would greatly appreciate it if you could give me an update on the IO Business Graduate programme application status.
    Thank you.

    With Regards,
    Elton D’Souza

  41. Posted February 20, 2018 at 1:17 pm | Permalink
    Anne Anne says:

    Hi Elton,

    Thank you for your comment. Responses have already been sent out (through YoungCRM), so you should have received an email.

    Kind regards,
    Anne

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