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Promotion Compliance - Ad/Promo

Otsuka is a dynamic and vibrant organization made up of motivated individuals we call Otsuka-people—people who have a shared mission for creating new products for better health worldwide. We live by our purpose: defy limitation, so that others can too. This purpose gives meaning to our work and motivates and drives us each day.

Otsuka’s Internship Program offers meaningful hands-on project experiences that impact patient’s lives while providing students an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. The internship program takes a holistic approach to education, in that students acquire both practical, applicable skills, but also gain additional experience in business and innovation as it relates to the pharmaceutical industry and the student’s area of study. Students will have the opportunity to learn to navigate the complex matrix and team environment at a global pharmaceutical company, gain the fundamental skills and knowledge in the industry and will also engage in valuable, practical job experience through the internship experience.

We have opportunities for you across our business and corporate functions!  

We’re looking for the best candidates out there who want to make a difference in patients’ lives. Candidates who are hungry, innovative, and ready to make an impact within the Pharmaceutical Industry. Now is your chance to be a part of the innovation!


Job Description

The Otsuka US Promotion Compliance (ad/promo) summer internship is an opportunity to apply your existing knowledge of the laws and regulations of the life sciences industry and learn how to provides regulatory subject matter expertise and guidance to mitigate risks and achieve our company goals.

During the internship, the summer intern will dive deep in the complex set of regulations and laws that govern the marketing and promotion of pharmaceutical products in our highly-regulated industry.  The intern will gain experience and advise on actual internal and external materials including medically-based trainings, advertisements, marketing campaigns and more.  The intern will also experience the required interactions with regulatory agencies. 

This internship requires a graduate-level student who has an understanding of the legal and business risks specific to a pharmaceutical company.  This understanding can be demonstrated through prior career experience and/or coursework.  Ideal candidates are enrolled in graduate-level programs studying for pharmacy, medical, nursing or regulatory degrees.

This internship can be based Otsuka’s Princeton, NJ or Rockville, MD offices, or it can be remote, but availability during US Eastern time zone business hours is mandatory.  Some travel may be required based upon business needs.

Otsuka is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  Individuals seeking employment at Otsuka are considered without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or genetic information, among other protected bases.


Qualifications/ Required

  • Knowledge/ Experience and Skills:
  • Demonstrated understanding or experience in pharmaceutical/life sciences laws and regulations through career experience or coursework
  • Demonstrates behaviors aligned with the Otsuka Corporate Brand including Perseverance, Unconventional Thinking, and Humility
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrate ability to think creatively to solve complex problems
  • Exhibits eagerness to learn and ability to learn quickly


Educational Qualifications

  • Required: Currently enrolled in an accredited graduate school pursuing a degree in pharmacy, medicine, nursing or a regulated specialty. 
  • Continued enrollment at a graduate school must follow the potential internship or co-op assignment


Accountability for Results - Stay focused on key strategic objectives, be accountable for high standards of performance, and take an active role in leading change.
Strategic Thinking & Problem Solving - Make decisions considering the long-term impact to customers, patients, employees, and the business.
Patient & Customer Centricity - Maintain an ongoing focus on the needs of our customers and/or key stakeholders.
Impactful Communication - Communicate with logic, clarity, and respect. Influence at all levels to achieve the best results for Otsuka.
Respectful Collaboration - Seek and value others’ perspectives and strive for diverse partnerships to enhance work toward common goals.
Empowered Development - Play an active role in professional development as a business imperative.


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This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. 

Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will be given consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, national origin, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic.   

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation, if you are unable or limited in your ability to apply to this job opening as a result of your disability.  You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Accommodation Request