Internship - Site Capacity and Supply Chain Management

Facility:  General Management and Administration

Clayton, NC, US

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For nearly 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. Being part of Novo Nordisk allows our employees to embark on life-changing careers, and the opportunity to help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.


In Clayton, NC, we now operate two adjacent pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains. 

Our Clayton, NC Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. When you work at IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals focused on several key, final production processes, including sterile formulation, filling, inspection, device assembly and packaging.


At IFP, our employees are passionate about what they do, knowing their work makes a difference to millions of people who rely on our products every day. After all, producing medicines is a special responsibility.


Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.



The Program

At Novo Nordisk, interns will have the opportunity to kick-start their careers by working closely with experienced industry professionals and gaining valuable, hands-on, full-time work experience.   For eleven weeks, beginning May 22nd, interns will be immersed in the environment of a global pharmaceutical company and contribute to the line of business by providing sustainable and meaningful project work.  Our internship program also includes instructor led trainings, career presentations by senior leadership, and a guided mentorship program to offer professional and personal development. 

In addition to individual department responsibilities, interns will participate in the Innovation in Action Case Competition.  Assigned to cross-functional teams, interns will work closely to develop an innovative and comprehensive solution to a business problem currently facing Novo Nordisk.  At the conclusion of the program, teams will present their findings to a board of top Novo Nordisk officials representing the various lines of business. Interns will also be presenting their internship projects to managers and directors within each site at the conclusion of their internship.


The Position

The Site Capacity and Supply Chain Management Intern will have the opportunity to help with data analysis, problem solving and execution of changes in Planning, Warehousing, Procurement and Shipping. The intern will participate to help transform the program strategies and projects in collaboration with supply chain management individuals. They will support continuous improvement projects, and to identify any anomalies that have arisen and identify corrective actions. Experience using Lean/Six Sigma methodologies and achieving sustainable process improvements will be a key part of this role.


Physical Requirements

  • 0-5% overnight travel required

  • Depending upon area of assignment:

    • If assigned to a manufacturing area, you must have the ability to work in confined spaces, near operating equipment, and work in loud noise environments with hearing protection

    • If assigned to a support or office role, you must have the ability to work in an open office environment with extensive use of a computer keyboard, and frequent use of a telephone

  • May occasionally move equipment and/or supplied weighing up to 33 pounds within the facility using various body positions

  • May require corrected vision to 20/30



  • Conduct research, gather, and analyze data, prepare and/or review documents, reports and/or presentations

  • Learn and support relevant processes, standards, and policies

  • Learn the practical application of cLEAN (LEAN) practices in a manufacturing context, including participating in and assisting with systematic problem solving

  • Work with, observe, assist and/or collaborate with and learn from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

  • Apply and adhere to all Standard Operating Processes (SOPs), policies and environmental, health and safety requirements

  • Support and learn processes, activities, relevant standards as assigned

  • Meet and network with other interns

  • Participate in team meetings

  • Complete assigned trainings



  • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or a related discipline preferred

  • Conscientious self-starter with good organizational skills, project management skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to balance multiple projects and priorities, must be able to multi-task

  • Strong interpersonal communication and ability to collaborate with teams; must effectively operate independently, across functional lines, and with internal customers

  • Demonstrated personal initiative, self-motivation, flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to learn

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • At this time, Novo Nordisk is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future would require sponsorship for employment visa status


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


Novo Nordisk requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Novo Nordisk will consider requests for reasonable accommodation.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.