Are you looking for an exciting hands-on learning opportunity to supplement your studies? Are you an ambitious and high-performing student who wants to challenge yourself in a dynamic work setting? If so, join us as our Intern in Pharma Law Team in Global Legal & Patents at Novo Nordisk where you will get an opportunity to work alongside experienced colleagues. Apply now!

The position 
As a Project Management intern, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of exciting tasks and assume a high degree of responsibility. You will support our senior management on strategic projects, global processes, and other ad hoc tasks related to managing the global organization and global stakeholders. Additionally, you can expect to collaborate on initiatives related to strategic functional priorities, while also learning about various aspects of corporate organization.
Your responsibilities include:

  • Drafting communications and presentations of strategic importance (e.g. presentations to internal and external stakeholders, trainings of key clients, briefings to management) 
  • Driving the creation of and updates to critical guidance, training materials (e.g. pocket guides, checklists), and the Pharma Law SharePoint Page
  • Optimizing our legal support and communication through various digital channels
  • Researching into pharma law issues/new developments based on ad hoc legal questions
  • Ensuring a smooth onboarding process and assisting with operational excellence activities

To support your growth, you will be paired with a day-to-day sparring partner, who will provide feedback on your work and help you maximize your learning journey.


  • Internship period: 6 months 
  • Working hours: Full-time, 37 hours a week
  • Start date: 1 September 2024
  • Location: Bagsværd, Denmark
  • Internships are remunerated, if your educational track allows 
  • A Danish full-time work permit is required for non-EU citizens 

Students must be enrolled at a university through the entire internship period. Both the internship period and working hours will be flexible to accommodate school projects/exams.  

We are seeking students who are interested in developing their project management skills within the intersection of Law and Business, particularly in the context of the pharmaceutical industry. You are ideally currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Business, Business Administration, Finance, Strategy, Economics, Law, or another relevant field with good academic credentials.
To succeed in this role, you have to:

  • A strong analytical mindset with the ability to combine your qualitative and quantitative skills
  • Structured Organization & excellent Communication skills 
  • Leadership skills and high professional expectations in driving the business forward
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English

We prefer if you already have general knowledge about project management and experience in engaging with different stakeholders (such as relevant work/extracurricular activities experience next to your studies). We expect you to be comfortable with the MS Office package and flair for IT and software implementation might be considered as an asset, as well as interested in the legal field, but it is not a strict requirement. As a person, you possess a strong work ethic and thrive in a busy work environment, where you are able to bring a “can-do” attitude.


About the department 
Global Legal & Patents is located in the headquarters of Novo Nordisk in Bagsværd, Denmark. We are responsible for advising and supporting the business on various legal matters and driving strategic projects to the benefit of the function and our stakeholders. As an intern in Global Legal & Patents, you will join a diverse team of highly professional and experienced colleagues working in various fields of legal, patent, and business. We believe our interns have a lot to contribute and bring new ways of thinking, which is why we are committed to ensuring you become an integrated part of our teams.

Working at Novo Nordisk 
Together we drive change. At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. 
We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.

For further information please contact Maria Inês Marques Ferreira at

21 July 2024
Kindly note that applications will be reviewed continuously, and interviews will be planned as soon as suitable candidates are identified. Please refrain from adding a photo to your CV to ensure fair and efficient processing. Please include both your CV and Cover letter when applying. 

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