Internships, scholarships and student work

At Lek, we work with universities, student organizations and career centers on an ongoing basis. We regularly report on trends in the pharmaceutical industry and highlight opportunities for those looking to join. We are focused on investing in the development and long-term support of talented students and researchers. As well as putting on various events for emerging professionals, we also offer scholarships and internships.

Student work

As Most Reputable Employer and Top Employer 2024, we want to provide as many career opportunities as possible for young people. Through student work, we offer young people the opportunity to gain quality work experience and get a comprehensive insight into our work processes. 

Why join our team? 

Matija Pečnik 
Student in the Technological Development department

"My work as a student at Lek has reinforced my theoretical knowledge from university with practical experience in the pharmaceutical industry. The challenges of drug development offer opportunities for research activities while I am studying. My experience and knowledge of the company's structure will help me in my career choice."


We offer outstanding students the opportunity for personal and career development. We offer scholarships and other opportunities to help you realize your career ambitions.

Open scholarship applications

You can read more about the currently announced scholarships HERE.


Students are offered a variety of courses that allow them to get hands-on experience working in the pharmaceutical industry. This reinforces and links theoretical knowledge with experience. They develop laboratory, communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills. They build a network of friends and industry contacts during their training.

Practical training lays the foundations for young people to further their careers and be better prepared for employment, and it provides us with valuable insights into what inspired their careers.


Applications for practical training in Ljubljana are currently closed.


Applications for practical training in Lendava are currently closed.

International Internships

At Lek, we are firm believers in the power of international networking and collaboration, which is why we offer international internships. Eligibility criteria include having active student status, being enrolled in a Bachelor's/Master's program, and having a B2/C1 level of English proficiency (written and oral).

Open positions

  • SCM Services - Customer Service IC
  • Production engineering
  • Commercial Operations Slovenia
  • Process Analytical Sciences
  • SCM Services - Material Planning Department
  • Commercial Operations
  • Aseptic products Ljubljana
  • Sandoz development center
  • Solids Lendava
  • Quality unit Solids Lendava and Mengeš (location: Lendava).


The internship will start in October 2024 with a duration of 9-12 months.


The internship will take place in Ljubljana and Lendava.

What we offer

  • Paid internship
  • Use the possibility of a paid Erasmus+ grant
  • Work laptop
  • 1 free meal/day on location


Applications are closed.

Corina Alexandra Guraliuc
International internship at Sandoz Development Center

"My international internship at Lek gave me very valuable practical experience. The opportunity to work with experienced professionals in a very supportive and collaborative environment has allowed me to develop my skills and interests, and I consider this to be one of the most important steps in my career.
 I can definitely say that Lek is a place where ambition meets purpose!"