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About Varian Medical Systems ICB Internship Program


Varian Medical Systems, Inc., headquartered globally in Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection.


More than 6,000 of Varian's medical linear accelerators for cancer radiotherapy and radiosurgery are in service around the world, treating tens of thousands of patients per day. The company also produces advanced brachytherapy systems for treating cancer.

Varian X-ray tubes are sold to most major diagnostic equipment manufacturers and cover a range of applications including advanced mammography and CT scanning. The company also produces the PaxScan line of real-time, digital X-ray image detectors, which are incorporated in many types of diagnostic imaging systems.

The company's Security and Inspection group is the market leader in high-energy X-ray devices for non-destructive testing and cargo screening.

Internship Program:

Interns are a critical part of Varian's recruitment strategy as well as a great way to address smaller projects and increases in work flow throughout the year. We have hired some of our very best employees thru our intern efforts and stand committed to growing and developing this program with each passing year.

Intern Requirements:

  • You just have to be awesome!
  • For more clarity – a current student completing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or PhD program.
  • Varian provides internships to students studying: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Computer Science, Finance, Business, Juris Doctorate and Physics.

During summer months, interns work full time 40 hours per week with some overtime as needed.

During in school internships, interns work between 20 - 30 hours per week.

What do our interns do?

Managers identify 1-5 tasks or objectives that this person will do over the course of the internship.

Engineering interns assist Varian Medical Systems engineering group with design and manufacturing process improvements.

Interns of other varying degree programs support the departments that they serve via streamlining processes or special projects as assigned.

Varian strives to facilitate a mutually beneficial internship where both parties win. Interns are given interesting and real assignments that will assist them in advancing in their careers and we receive the benefit of assistance on a variety of projects.


Most of ICB Internships are located in Salt Lake City, UT as well as our corporate office in Palo Alto, CA.

We will occasionally have interns at our smaller facilities in NV, IL, NY and SC.

Internship Duration: Varian like to have interns throughout the year, thus internships may start at any time based on work load. We have many who start fall semester and continue thru the year as well as many 3 month summer programs.

Compensation and Benefits:

Our Interns are paid a very competitive hourly wage and the amount depends on their degree program and year in school. We also offer 401K, paid holidays and public transportation pass. Our campus includes a gym, cafeteria, nurse, walking track and a credit union. If interns are coming from out of state, we provide round trip airfare and a housing stipend.

How to Apply:

Send your resume to Darcy Van Orden at or call (801) 973-5176 for details


Intern Requirements:

  • Must have completed your freshman year at an accredited university studying: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Computer Science, Finance, Business, Juris Doctorate and Physics.
  • Proficient in utilizing business tools such as: E-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • All candidates hired must complete a drug test and background check
Varian Medical Systems ICB Internship Program

Darcy Van Orden
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
1678 Pioneer Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Phone: (801) 973-5176


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Paid
Duration: Varies
Academic Level: College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students


Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, CA