Every year we host hundreds of interns from the world’s leading universities. Our chosen interns have demonstrated academic excellence, strong leadership, communication skills and technical excellence in their respective fields. Interns have the opportunity to work in functions that include engineering, science, finance, information technology and marketing. Our internships offer flexible 10-12 week assignments during the summer, adjusted to your academic calendar and the needs of individual businesses. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship, be enrolled in a major in a related discipline, and possess a willingness to travel and be placed anywhere throughout the United States.
From the beginning, our interns work on meaningful, challenging projects with direct impact on our business.
Interns have regular access to senior leadership and the opportunity to grow and learn from the best each day.
We invest in future leaders. We provide interns with targeted training, a global intern community and the opportunity to create their own networks that they can leverage for decades.
We champion leadership, and we offer benefits that help interns lead fuller lives both inside and outside of the office.
Our internship program was recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Internships, including being ranked the #1 in Healthcare and Technology & Engineering.
“Some of the best aspects of this internship were networking with executives at the company, along with meeting other interns from around the country ... There are plenty of other benefits such as competitive pay, flexible hours, kind coworkers, access to career development sessions, and the option to travel to a different location for a summer.”
“The program really puts an emphasis on intern development, which is great because it allows the interns to grow as well as work. It also provides a lot of opportunities for interns to network and talk to other leaders within the company and gain different perspectives.”
“The access interns have to upper management from Division Vice Presidents to Corporate Officers and even to the CFO and CEO is incredible. Also, the assignments are all meaningful and have a direct impact on the day-to-day operations of the company. The projects given to each intern give them the ability to shine by going above and beyond what they are asked to do for a specific project.”
Experience real project scenarios alongside our leadership. MBA interns are assigned to a commercial team where they'll work to complete a project through a domestic or international business unit. Preferred qualifications include current enrollment in a leading MBA program with an average of five years of work experience.
Help improve global health and well-being. Focus areas include instrument development, fermentation development, manufacturing support, plant maintenance and utilities, design of process systems or packaging engineering.
Work with teams committed to the health of people and the planet. Areas of focus for environmental health interns range from plant support and lab safety to industrial hygiene and environmental engineering.
Take on meaningful projects that influence vital business decisions. Responsibilities for finance and accounting interns could include financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, or reporting and controls.
Solve complex business problems. Focus areas for information technology interns could include business systems analysis, project management, application development, data analysis and network infrastructure.
Learn processes and methods of manufacturing products that nurture human health. Responsibilities include project management, purchasing or logistics.
Contribute to teams dedicated to the highest standards in product quality with a focus on quality assurance or regulatory affairs. Candidates should have a major in a related discipline such as biology or chemistry.
Gain real-world sales experience and develop lasting relationships while working in nutrition sales. Combine technical and business knowledge with working knowledge of market analysis and planning process to implement tactics of a brand plan. In addition to the relevant qualifications outlined above, candidates should have strong presentation skills.
- Arizona State University
- Harvard University
- Indiana University
- Michigan State University
- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
- Northern Illinois University
- Northwestern University
- The Ohio State University
- Stanford University
- University of Chicago
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- University of Notre Dame
- University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
- University of Southern California
Our interns want to start their careers making a positive impact in the world.
Our interns talk about their experiences and offer helpful advice on how to make the most out of any internship.
Student interns share what it’s like to make a meaningful impact on our business and in the lives of others every day.
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