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Talent Development/Assessment PhD Intern

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Johnson & Johnson

Talent Development/Assessment PhD Intern
New Brunswick, NJ Internship Paid


We're looking for leaders to bring health care solutions to our customers and communities in virtually every corner of the world…leaders to nurture and inspire others…leaders who are committed to making a difference…individuals with strong character and proven competencies needed to become tomorrow's leaders in a global environment. Our business principles are embodied in Our Credo, a respected, legendary value statement that has guided our Family of Companies for over 70 years.

As a Talent Development/Assessment PhD Intern, you will have the opportunity to gain excellent experience working in one or more of our specialty areas (e.g., leadership development, assessment, succession planning, etc.). In those domains, you will assess needs, provide consulting and support, and develop solutions for J&J on an enterprise, global, and/or regional level. We are excited about the contribution you can make to our group and to J&J, and are also dedicated to providing a highly developmental experience for you as well. For example, although some projects may be assigned, you will have flexibility in choosing additional projects in order to further your unique path of learning and growth. We also seek to provide opportunities to learn in other ways, such as exposure to leaders, structured developmental feedback, and experience with other areas of the organization.


  • A Talent Development/Assessment PhD Intern (May-August 2018) will be responsible for completing projects that deal with strategic business needs related to talent management.
  • Specifically, projects could cover areas such as talent management, leadership development, assessment, change management, and other areas requiring human resources and/or organizational psychology/behavior expertise.
  • These projects will provide exposure to leaders and partners in many groups, teams, and functional areas.
  • Interns will be expected to demonstrate in-depth understanding of talent practices; excellent partnership skills; and exceptional, proactive project management skills.



  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States at time of application, without requiring sponsorship for employment visa status
  • Currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Industrial/-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, or other HR-related discipline with an expected graduation date, or dissertation defense, between September 2018-December 2019
  • In-depth understanding of talent practices
  • Exceptional communication, influencing, and interpersonal skills
  • Skill in working both collaboratively and independently; excellent partnership skills
  • Experience translating technical I/O and HR problems into business-oriented solutions
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Ability to live the “scientist-practitioner” model, balancing science with practicality
  • Proactive project management skills; ability to drive progress and make decisions
  • Ability to set priorities and manage a variety of tasks in a complex and sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Previous Business experience required (e.g., via applied projects or employment). HR/IO experience strongly desired

Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies are equal opportunity employers, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

BE VITAL in your career; be seen for the talent you bring to your work. Explore opportunities within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

About Us

Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. J&J embraces innovation – bringing ideas, products and services to life to advance the health and well-being of people around the world. With more than 275 companies in 60 countries, Johnson and Johnson companies touch all aspects of human health, from consumer products to pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

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We aspire to be the world's healthiest work force, offering group fitness classes, beach volleyball courts, bicycle desks, and more!

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