About the International Recruitment and Development Program (IRDP)

IRDP prepares candidates who have recently received MBAs or other graduate business degrees for leadership opportunities within our companies outside of the U.S. The 12- to 24-month program provides participants with onboarding support and the potential for international before they assume full-time positions in the countries where they have permanent work authorization. IRDP helps Johnson & Johnson build a strong, diverse pipeline of emerging leaders who will have both Regional experience and a global mindset.


Candidates must be:

  • Enrolled in a full-time Master's or MBA business degree program
  • Permanently authorized to work in the country where the job exists
  • Fluent in English and the language(s) of their assigned country


In most cases, Johnson & Johnson companies do not offer visas or work permits. Exceptions to this guideline are noted in job descriptions provided by the hiring companies.