Abbott Abbott Co-Op in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

We are seeking high caliber, innovative students who have an interest in the Medical Devices industry. Patients around the world benefit from our transformational pain management technologies and cutting-edge neuromodulation technologies and our catheter-based and surgical treatment solutions for structural heart disease are focused on ease-of-use and improving quality of life.

  • Co-op—Typically a 6- to 8-month, 2 semester, full-time assignment

  • Each year, Abbott has more than 100 Co-ops on assignment at multiple business locations

  • The majority of Co-ops have an Engineering focus

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Computer Science and Engineering

  • Opportunities may exist in other areas of the business as well, such as

  • Information Technology

  • Regulatory Affairs

  • Students receive learning experiences and meaningful work that challenge and reward, working on projects that directly align to our company’s mission

  • Co-ops work at Abbott sites across the United States

  • California: Los Angeles (Sylmar), San Francisco (Sunnyvale & Pleasanton)

  • Georgia: Atlanta

  • Minnesota: Minneapolis (Plymouth), St. Paul (Little Canada)

  • Texas: Dallas (Plano)


  • Eligible students must be currently enrolled in the school year of the assignment and the semester following their assignment.

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled at an accredited undergraduate or graduate engineering program

  • GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills

  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently with minimal direct supervision

  • Candidate must be available to work full-time (40 hours/week) during the 6 month Co-op session

  • Students must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship now and in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Rising juniors or graduate students preferred.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email