Johnson & Johnson Careers

Talent Development/Assessment PhD Intern (1 of 2 Openings)

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Job Description

Requisition ID: 8315181128

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.



With $76.5 billion in 2017 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing over 125,000 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.



Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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 75 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 2019) 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 2019-December 2020
  • 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.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick-
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
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