Internship - Government Accountability

Facility:  Business Support & Administration

Plainsboro, NJ, US

About the Department 

At Novo Nordisk, we’re committed to building the best Ethics, Compliance & Privacy (ECP) team in the pharmaceutical industry. Operating at the highest ethical & privacy standards and ensuring adherence to corporate and legal regulations, this team is constantly called upon to design and implement creative solutions to complex issues. From training on new procedures, to auditing against local and corporate policies, to reporting compliance-related issues, ECP keeps us accountable every step of the way as we develop life-changing therapies and bring them to market. At Novo Nordisk, you will be part of a company respected equally for its financial results and its business ethics. Are you ready to make a difference?


The Program 

At Novo Nordisk, interns will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced industry professionals and gain valuable, hands-on, full-time work experience.   For ten weeks, 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, a leadership engagement series, and a guided mentorship program to offer professional and personal development.   

In addition to individual department responsibilities, interns will also participate in the program’s capstone event, 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. 


Program Start: June 3rd, 2024. 

Program End: August 9th, 2024. 


Scope of Position 

Novo Nordisk Inc.'s Ethics & Compliance department is dedicated to fostering a culture committed to the highest ethical standards by partnering with the business, taking action to reduce compliance risk, and providing efficient solutions. Reporting to the Associate Director, Government Accountability, the Ethics, Compliance & Privacy - Government Accountability internship will gain a thorough understanding of the legal regulatory landscape and how NNI complies with various local, state, and federal laws related to Ethics, Compliance & Privacy. Primary responsibilities include supporting the team in submitting and responding to reports around price transparency, HCP spend transparency, co-pay and sample compliance, mapping and tracking applicable laws, and assisting in the implementation of any new requirements, as well as documenting existing processes and procedures. This internship has ample opportunities for on-the-job learning in a variety of critical areas of Novo Nordisk Inc. including field sales, legal, marketing, and communications. The intern may also support other areas of the Ethics & Compliance department as needed. 


Physical Requirements 

  • 0% overnight travel required. 



  • Must be a current student enrolled or recently graduated (graduation date no earlier than April 2024) at/from an accredited college or university pursuing at least a bachelor’s degree. 

  • A completed or in progress undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree in Law, Political Science, Economics or a related discipline preferred. 

  • Strong academic record with a preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

  • 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, etc. 


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.


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