Sales Intern - Education & Medical Research

Company: VWR International, LLC ( Learn More )

General Information
US-IN-Notre Dame
Not Specified
Greater than 15 years
Not Specified
Job Description Description

The position is generally a temporary, part-time position, working 10 to 20 hours a week. Benefits of the intern program:

  • Develop Better Communication Skills
  • Learn the Selling Process
  • Learn to Work Independently
  • Learn how the business work really works
  • Apply your Science Knowledge
  • Develop Organizational Skills
  • Learn to Set Priorities
  • Job Responsibilities:

  • Back-up to stockroom 2-3 hours per day
  • Help in mapping out entire University - all lab related building opportunities, by wing and floor identified
  • Understand stockroom locations, products stocked and processes used to procure
  • Distribute literature and products to the designated labs and discuss the potential benefits to the customers.
  • Follow-up on orders and quotes.
  • Be able to demo effectively and set up profiles for end users on
  • Assist in product shows and demos
  • Prepare reports and promotional materials as needed (make up sample kits)
  • Assist in new lab start-ups
  • Assist with manufacturers and VWR support people activities
  • Support sales efforts in assigned duties- cart shows/sample blitzes
  • Experience & Skills:

  • Have finished at least basic chemistry/biology and have good math skills
  • Possess excellent communication/people skills
  • Be able to take direction and work independently
  • Qualifications:

  • Current student within the targeted university
  • Strong preferences for a sciences major
  • Able to work 10 to 15 hours a week routinely
  • Have access to reliable transportation if not located on campus
  • Environmental Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

  • Typically works in an office with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.
  • Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems. New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems.
  • A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis.
  • Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.
  • About Us:

    VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is the leading, global, independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers. With sales in excess of $4.3 billion in 2015, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR has cultivated a value proposition delivering product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers' productivity from research to production. VWR's differentiated services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom-manufactured chemical blends. Our dedicated team of more than 9,300 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.

    In addition to being a part of a global organization, VWR offers its associates competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits designed to help them stay healthy, plan for the future, prepare for the unexpected and balance the demands of work and home. VWR offers an outstanding benefits package that includes a 401(k) plan with a generous company matching contribution; medical, dental and life insurance; short- and long-term disability; EAP (employee assistance program); flexible spending account (FSA); holiday/vacation time; work/life balance programs; and education assistance.

    At VWR, our associates are the framework of who we are and how we succeed.    We value their accomplishments and offer long-lasting opportunities for growth and success. As a result, a substantial percentage of our associates have 10-, 20- and 30-year histories with VWR. Their loyalty reflects our ongoing commitment to offering great compensation, an engaging culture, and real opportunities for growth and success. VWR is a great place to work and we look forward to adding more outstanding members to our team.

    Resume Submissions To VWR From Third Party Recruitment Firms Will Not Be Considered

    VWR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    VWR maintains a drug free workplace.

    VWR is a US Federal contractor.

    VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC. VWR International, LLC is aware of fraudulent e-mails referencing VWR job opportunities. Please note: VWR does not hire employees through e-mail solicitation and never requests any employee to cash money orders or send money to others. If you question the validity of a job, please visit

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    Job Posting Date: 2017-12-28

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