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Abbott Internship Program


About Abbott Internship Program

The Abbott internship program offers access to senior leadership, career development, rewards, and meaningful work across various functions, including engineering, science, finance, information technology and marketing. Every year, Abbott hosts hundreds of interns from the world's leading universities. The chosen interns have demonstrated academic excellence, strong leadership, communication skills and technical excellence in their respective fields.

Internship Focus Areas

Commercial MBA: 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.

Engineering: 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.

Finance & Accounting: 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.

Information Technology: Solve complex business problems. Focus areas for information technology interns could include business systems analysis, project management, application development, data analysis and network infrastructure.

Manufacturing: Learn processes and methods of manufacturing products that nurture human health. Responsibilities include project management, purchasing or logistics.

Quality Assurance: 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.

Sales: 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.


  • Enrolled in a major in a related discipline
  • Willingness to travel and be placed anywhere throughout the U.S.
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship
  • An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in their workforce.

Program Overview

  • Compensation/Benefits: Paid
  • Duration: 10 to 12 weeks
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Academic Level: College Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors; MBA Students

Locations: National

University Partnerships

  • Harvard
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina A&T University
  • Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
  • Ohio State University
  • Stanford University School of Business
  • U of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • UC Berkeley
  • University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
  • USC

Application Process
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Application Deadline
Recruitment primarily takes place in the fall. Check with your career services office to see if Abbott is recruiting at your university.


Abbott Internship Program

100 Abbott Park Rd
Abbott Park, IL 60064
Phone: 224-667-6100