GlaxoSmithKline procurement internship, Argentina

About the company

GSK is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. They are a global business with over 96,000 people across 100 countries.

GSK believes in developing innovative medicines and products that will enable people to do more, feel better and live longer. This is the challenge that they set to all employees and is what inspires and motivates them to deliver medicines, products and work with communities worldwide. They are a leader in the pharmaceutical industry and believe they are the only company both researching and developing medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organisation’s three ‘priority’ diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and they are very proud to have developed some of the leading global medicines in these fields.

About the internship

The Procurement Department in Argentina provides consulting and support to the local procurement community in South America.

The purpose of this assignment is to have a learning and developmental experience by putting theory into practice and contributing to the organization with fresh and innovative thinking.

The exact details of the project have not yet been defined, but will be posted here once available. All costs will be covered by Global Challenge.



You may expect to develop the following skills or capabilities:

  • Oral communication (including telephone)
  • Written communication
  • Team working
  • Research skills
  • Problem solving
  • Innovation (e.g. helping organization to develop its services)
  • Personal initiative
  • IT skills


You can expect to gain knowledge of strategic procurement skills, engagement and influencing skills, team working, organisational skills for Supplier and User Training, presentation skills and multi lingual skills. You will also gain experience of business in operation in Latin America, networking opportunities, etc.

Evaluation process

You will be asked to complete a blog during your internship and to use the University’s personal development and reflection tool >>Progress>>. The University will also ask you to complete a short report on your experiences which will be used to aid your own reflection on the skills and experiences as well as being used for marketing purposes for the programme.

How to apply