Undergraduate summer intern programs

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BD is committed to hiring talent who believes in our core values and will be strong performers after graduating from undergraduate programs. During our 10- to 12-week programs, interns/co-ops receive the chance to impact their teams, projects and leaders. BD provides them with meaningful work experiences, mentoring, an in-depth orientation, networking activities, intern events, project presentations and exposure to the many benefits of working at BD.

The goal of our undergraduate summer intern programs is to enhance our organizational vitality by developing a pipeline of candidates for the full-time rotational development programs. The vision of our full-time rotational development programs is to provide entry-level associates who demonstrate the potential for growth with exposure to their respective functions and BD businesses while broadening their business experience and knowledge base.

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Program overview


The IT Summer Intern Program is designed to attract highly talented undergraduate students who want to acquire practical work experience relevant to IT. By working on key projects and processes, while adding value to BD as an intern, they can expect projects that are both challenging and rewarding. They work under the management of a BD associate who serves as a coach to aid and assist in their transition into the corporate environment. As part of the broader BD summer intern programs, IT interns can participate in various networking events, career development sessions and team-building activities. Summer interns who demonstrate solid performance and exhibit promising potential at BD are considered as candidates for our entry-level Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP), upon the successful completion of their bachelor's degree.

The Procurement Summer Intern Program gives interns/co-ops the opportunity to enhance their proficiency in procurement processes and gain exposure to the specific challenges of working in a medical device manufacturing company. They report to and work directly with the strategic sourcing managers and/or process associates responsible for the intern/co-op's assignments one-on-one or as a member of a cross-functional team. Assignments vary depending on business needs, but they generally include discrete projects related to spend analysis, project management, corporate and category support, request for information (RFI) activities and supplier management activities. Interns/Co-ops who demonstrate solid performance and exhibit promising potential at BD are considered as candidates for our entry-level Procurement Development Program (PDP), upon the successful completion of their bachelor's degree.

The Supply Chain Summer Intern Program is designed to give interns/co-ops the chance to link their education with practical supply chain experience. They work on meaningful projects aligned with our strategies focused on efficiency and savings. They work with the Global Supply Chain Management, Global Trade Compliance and Global Transportation teams to identify opportunities to improve overall supply chain efficiency and cost effectiveness. Interns/Co-ops who demonstrate solid performance and exhibit promising potential at BD are considered as candidates for our entry-level Supply Chain Development Program (SCDP), upon the successful completion of their bachelor's degree.

Program qualifications


IT Summer Intern Program

  • Completion of the junior year in IT, Management Information Systems or a related major
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • A prior proven internship or co-op experience (desired but not required)
  • Demonstrated technical aptitude and strong leadership potential
  • An ability to learn quickly, deal with ambiguity, take initiative and achieve results
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven organizational and time management skills

Procurement Summer Intern Program

  • Completion of the junior year in Procurement/Purchasing, Business Logistics/Supply Chain or a related major by the internship's start in May
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Skills and abilities in leadership, teamwork, quantitative analysis, negotiation, Microsoft®* Office, and a drive for results

Supply Chain Summer Intern Program

  • Completion of the junior year in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations Management or a related major by the internship's start in May
  • General knowledge of supply chain management theory and best practice
  • Proficiency in Microsoft* Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • A minimum GPA of 3.3 (preferred)
  • Prior internship/co-op experience (preferred)
  • Basic SAP software solutions knowledge (preferred)