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2024 Summer Intern - Human Resources

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

People & HR
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2024

Job Description:

As a privately-owned, biopharmaceutical company, Ferring pioneers and delivers life-changing therapies that help people build families and live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale, while remaining agile and true to our ‘people first’ philosophy. Built on a 70-year plus commitment to science and research, Ferring is relentless in its pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the world’s oldest enemy: disease.

As the 2024 Summer Intern – Human Resources you will gain exposure to several areas in Human Resources, such as Talent Management, Total Rewards, Learning & Development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, as well as assist in implementation of new programs. We are looking for a dynamic, energetic intern who is eager to learn about the Pharmaceutical industry and how the Human Resources Team helps support growth of the business. Throughout this 10-week internship, you will gain exposure to several areas in Human Resources, such as Talent Management, Total Rewards, Learning & Development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, as well as assist in implementation of new programs.

With Ferring, you will be joining a recognized leader, identified as one of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company, and honored by Fortune with inclusion on its “Change the World List,” for addressing society’s unmet needs. Ferring US is also Great Places to Work® Certified, distinguishing it as one of the best companies to work for in the country.


  • Provide support in launching the 2024 Scholarship program for undergraduate students of Ferring employees

  • Assist with roll-out of talent process and creation of toolbox to ensure leader understanding and pull through of talent actions

  • Assist with development and coordination of activities related to Ferring’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion action plan (including, for example, preparation for career fairs at the National Sales Network Conference in August 2024, and implementation of the Great Place to Work survey planned for August 2024)

  • Assist with development and coordination of training activities (e.g. gather training resources via

  • LinkedIn Learning and manage implementation, support the enrollment process by drafting communication, organizing schedules and managing of tracker)

  • Any other similar duties and responsibilities assigned by the HR team


  • Interest and desire to learn more about Human Resources

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree for human resources, business, or a related field

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to maneuver ambiguity, with a keen mind for problem-solving

  • Technical skills including Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Sharepoint

  • Demonstrated higher level proficiency in HR related coursework will be favorably considered

  • Prior experience in HR-related roles and/or in corporate business environments will also be favorably considered

  • Lived experiences that demonstrate resilience, the ability to manage multiple priorities, a strong work ethic, problem solving, decision making and other critical skills, are a plus.

  • At Ferring, we celebrate our inclusive work environment and encourage individuals of all backgrounds and perspectives to apply. We embrace our differences and know that our diverse team is a strength that drives our success. Any experience that demonstrates your commitment to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion will be favorably considered.

This role is expected to work no less than three days at our site in Parsippany, New Jersey, on days in conjunction with your assigned team; you may be able to work two days per week remotely. This role may also be eligible for Ferring Summer Fridays, where meetings and most work commitments end by 1 PM each Friday.

Standard requirements for all intern positions:

  • Ability to complete the entire 10-week program (from May 28, 2024 to August 2, 2024) and commit to 37.5 hours per week

  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA or above; college transcript required

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university for undergraduate, graduate or PharmD program

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Ferring cannot sponsor work visas for summer interns

  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date

  • Pass a drug screen and background check prior to start date

  • Virtual interviews with HR and hiring manager

  • Final presentation to manager & department team members at the end of the 10-week program (mandatory)

  • Must apply to online job posting and provide resume & cover letter

  • Application deadline is Thursday, February 29, 2024

Ferring + you

At Ferring, we offer competitive total compensation along with an exceptional range of flexible benefits, personal support and tailored learning and development opportunities all designed to help you realize your full potential both in life and at work. From working hours that respect your lifestyle, a culture that is welcoming and equitable, and the chance to work with the industry’s most impressive people, these are just some of the ways we live our "People First" philosophy.

Our Compensation and Benefits

At Ferring, base pay is one part of our competitive total compensation and benefits package. The hourly rate for undergraduate interns is $20 per hour and the hourly rate for graduate students is $25 per hour.

This internship role is for the specific date range of May 28, 2024 to August 2, 2024. You will be eligible for any company-paid holidays that occur during that range.

During the internship, you will accrue sick time. However, use of this accrued sick time must occur after you have worked for Ferring for 120 consecutive days in 2024.

As a summer intern, you are ineligible for other Ferring benefits, comprehensive healthcare (medical, dental, and vision); a 401k plan and company match; short and long-term disability coverage; basic life insurance; wellness benefits; reimbursement for certain tuition expenses; and paid vacation time. You are also ineligible for pay of Company holidays that occur before or after the internship, should your internship be extended to part-time status.

Ferring is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Join our team and your voice will be heard, and your contributions will be valued. If you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, you will fit right in.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (including Disability/Protected Veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace.


Parsippany, New Jersey