Get hands-on experience and expand your functional knowledge with a paid co-op at Abbott. Typical assignments last six-to-eight months and include two-to-four weeks of training. Work alongside the best in your field and contribute to meaningful work. Learn more about our co-op jobs and apply now below.



Focus Areas

Similar to our internships, co-op participants work in our Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation businesses and have the opportunity to partner with several experienced engineers throughout their job assignment. In addition to technical engineering knowledge and capability, our university co-op students exhibit critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, perseverance, and strong communication skills, along with confidence, and curiosity. An engineering co-op job is a great complement to formal education by giving students hands-on experience in the field.


We hire several types of engineering students to do complex work, including:

Biomedical Engineering

Support full-time engineers and scientists in the execution of materials-focused research and development, utilizing engineering, chemistry and mechanical concepts and processes to perform assignments of various scope and complexity towards developing and implementing solutions for routine to complex problems.



Computer Science

Work with the Software Development team on development of next generation medical device  products and existing mobile applications interfacing with our embedded software implantable systems, with a focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, distributed (i.e. cloud) systems, and cybersecurity, to restore quality of life to patients suffering from neurological disorders and neuropathy.



Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Build, test, and document both upcoming and existing product lines and report directly to an  engineer leading the mechanical elements of a next-gen device family. Expected to, over time, demonstrate competence with CAD software and internal documentation systems.



From Our Co-Ops


“I am fascinated with our body’s ability to recover and adapt. I’m working on a project related to development of left ventricular assist devices. I hope to gain experience in engineering design, explore more biology-related lab work, and get a more cohesive view of the bioengineering profession.”

Catherine, Co-Op in R&D Engineering, Medical Device



  • Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • University of Minnesota
  • California Polytechnic State University




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