The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Pfizer as number 41 out of 150 top employers for young professionals in the US.

Bold ideas. New perspectives. Recent graduates bring more than an education to the table; they bring a passion for their work that can truly change the world.

At Pfizer, we understand the importance of supporting higher education institutions – that’s why we seek out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission of making the world a healthier place. We look to leading academic institutions as an invaluable resource for new recruits that share our passion for healthcare and are ready to make contributions to the high science behind Pfizer products and improve the health of patients spanning the globe.

We know that your entry into the marketplace is filled with choices, so we invite you to take a closer look at Pfizer. We understand how important it is to find a position that fits your abilities, interests and ambitions.

See below for information about our University Relations programmes across the world.


Graduate Summer Associates - Every summer in the US, Pfizer recruits first year MBA students from top ranked Campuses across the country and provides them with the opportunity to work within the challenging and exciting pharmaceutical industry. Our summer associates are involved in a variety of special projects and assignments in areas such as Brand Marketing (Consumer Healthcare), Business Development, Corporate Audit, Corporate Finance, Global Procurement & Operations, Pharmaceutical Marketing or Pfizer Animal Health. *US Work Authorisation required; no Immigration sponsorship support provided.

Scholars Programme – The Scholars Programme is a fellowship position where an undergraduate/graduate student, faculty member or other scientific researcher participates in a practical learning and training experience as part of their professional development / educational requirements. In some cases these assignments are un-paid where a student receives academic credit in lieu of a salary or allowance.  In other cases, the student or faculty member is in receipt of fellowship/allowance funds from their sponsoring institution. *Immigration support provided on case-by-case basis.


College Recruiting

Pfizer China has always regarded personal development as necessary for company growth. With the expansion of our corporate business, there has been a greater focus on preserving talent. Sales talent training in second- and third-tier cities specifically are directly related to business growth. Since 2006, the company has selected and engaged Medical Information Communication Specialists (MICS) through campus recruitment, and provided those future sales talents with specialised training. Thus far, almost a dozen MICS who joined the company as fresh graduates have advanced into management positions as MIC district managers after passing a Budding Assessment. In addition, hundreds of their colleagues who entered the company in a similar fashion have performed excellently and are becoming the core strength of their business units.

The 2010 Pfizer China Campus Recruitment Tour began in Shenyang on October 18th, 2010. After this first event, Pfizer held four weeks of campus talks at 15 universities and medical colleges in more than 10 cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Fuzhou. This year's recruitment tour is the largest campus event ever hosted by Pfizer. The events cover almost all business units including WBB, PDB, and PGRD. Pfizer does not target university specialisations and ranks, but rather students' learning and communication abilities. Pfizer believes that eligible candidates who possess proactive and effective qualities are more ready to face the challenges of business than those who do not.


Internship programme (unpaid) for Pharmaceutical University students
This five-day programme is open to 20-30 students from 13 universities and includes:

  • Orientation & Company Information
  • Trial Lesson for MR Training
  • Field Travel with Pfizer MR
  • Workshop

Recruiting Fairs on Campus
We hold many fairs a year, in multiple universities and offer interested candidates:

  • Basic information of pharmaceutical industry (Worldwide, Japan)
  • Corporate profile (Pfizer Global, Japan)
  • Job information in Pfizer Japan (MR, Clinical Development, Manufacturing)


We offer university students an internship programme that includes a one-year placement at Pfizer as part of their four-year degree.  This placement can be in a range of roles across our businesses.  Additionally, there are post-doctoral opportunities, which typically consist of a two-year project, most often in Research and Development.

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We work closely with the following universities, as well as other universities around the country:

  • University La Sapienza
  • Roma TRE
  • Tor Vergata
  • Bocconi
  • La Cattolica


The perfect career entry to the pharmaceutical industry

The earlier you gain practical experiences in your early career stages, the better! At Pfizer Germany you have the chance to get to know different departments of our company as an intern or working student already during your studies. We also offer many interesting opportunities for students who seek practice-oriented topics for their thesis.

Or did you already graduated from university? You are ready for action and want to gain insight into an innovative, global company? As Management Trainee, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Pharmacy or Manufacturing exciting tasks are waiting for you. Also a direct entry is possible: In particular economists, natural scientists, industrial engineers, physicians, attorneys, and pharmacists have great expectations. But also humanists made their career with Pfizer.

Please find more information about our programmes here.

Please find current opportunities in our Job Portal.


We work closely with IAE Business School, Buenos Aires.


We work closely with the following universities and offer these programmes:

  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana: Undergraduate programme every six months in administrative and engineering careers
  • Universidad de Los Andes: Undergraduate programme every six months in administrative and engineering and psychology careers
  • Universidad del Externado: Undergraduate programme every six months in economy and administrative careers
  • Universidad de la Sabana:  Undergraduate programme every six months in administrative, medicine, engineering and psychology careers
  • Universidad del ICESI: Undergraduate programme every six months in administrative and engineering careers
  • Politecnico Grancolombiano: Undergraduate programme every six months in administrative and engineering technology careers.
  • Politecnico Internacional: Undergraduate programme every six months in administrative and engineering technology careers.
  • SENA: Undergraduate programme every six months in technology programs.


We work closely with the following universities and offer programmes in:

  • VTK - campus Recuitment – Civil Engineering
  • De Nayer Instituut - Technical profiles (Master level)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Engineering (university level)


We work closely with the University of St. Gallen.


Thank you for considering Pfizer as you contemplate your potential career options. We look forward to getting to you know better.

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