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Internship - Validation

Novo Nordisk
Durham, NC
Start date
Sep 14, 2023

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Engineering, Validation Engineer, Science/R&D, Biology, Chemistry
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

About the Department

For more than 100 years, Novo Nordisk has been tackling the unmet medical needs of people living with serious chronic diseases, such as diabetes & obesity. 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 NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains. Our Emerging Technologies - Oral Finished Products facility in Durham, NC is a 194,000 square foot tableting and packaging facility that supports the production of our innovative oral treatments for patients with type 2 diabetes. OFP maintains a curious and pioneering spirit, harmonious with our growing pipeline of new products and emerging technologies.

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 ten weeks, beginning May 20th, 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.  Interns will also be presenting their internship projects to managers and directors within each site at the conclusion of their internship.


The Position

The Validation Intern will manage science and risk-based validation processes including planning, execution, and final reporting. They will work on annual System Evaluations (SE) and annual Ongoing Process Validation (OPV). The intern will execute eqipment re-validations and qualifications of new production rooms (temperature, RH, etc.). The intern will work to maintain Environmental Monitoring programs, as well as implement and maintain Non-Viable Particulate monitoring program. Some other projects may include: maintaining Plant Gowning program (proactive approach), managing Facility Cleaning program (proactive approach), executing Equipment Cleaning Monitoring program, implementing new cleaning validations, managing process equipment qualification, assisting with miscellaneous equipment qualifications (freezers, refrigerators, etc.), and occasional Validation Support for computerized systems.


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 Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, 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.


    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.


    Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

    Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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