BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) R&D Summer Internship in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Program Objective/Scope

The summer internship program within Research and Development at BD provides the student with an opportunity to partner with peers, senior personnel, and supervisors who will provide informal mentoring and coaching towards success. Students will have the opportunity to be exposed to our process of designing and developing medical device products for different global markets. Selected students may work within cross-functional or interdisciplinary teams and may have multiple internal partners and customers.

Each intern will have an individual project and the opportunity to develop technical engineering expertise. Through our summer internship, intern students develop an extensive professional network, learn how to work in an engineering environment, build hands-on laboratory skills, and deliver business presentations showcasing their work. The summer internship program is a great opportunity to gain exposure to the medical device industry and BD’s culture.

We are recruiting for a highly driven engineering/science student with a passion for product development. The candidate is responsible for all housing and transportation costs.

Project Areas

As an engineering intern within BD R&D, you will have the opportunity to work in one of the following teams:

Materials Science & Engineering Teams

Applicable Majors: ME, BME, CE, Materials Science

Project Examples include material evaluation for optimization in product development, effects of material selection on manufacturing processes and operations, and material analysis for cost reduction/savings.

Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Teams

Applicable Majors: ME, BME, IE, CE, EE

Project Examples include pressure testing of syringe products, product design for compliance to regulatory standards, evaluation of complex mechanical product interactions, and destructive testing and analysis.

Electrical Engineering Teams

Applicable Majors: ME, BME, EE, IE, Comp Sci, Comp Sys

Project Examples include system prototyping for high voltage supply circuits, RFID system experimentation to test limits of assembled design, and developing electrical systems for measurement of intricate products.



  • The candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States without limitations and require no sponsorship for visa status now or in the future (e.g. H1-B status)

  • BS and/or MS/PhD student pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering,Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Material Science & Engineering, Polymer Science, or Computer Science & Engineering.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to work 40 hours per week for the duration of the 10 - 12 week summer internship period.


  • GPA minimum of 3.0

  • Prior internship/co-op experience

  • BS Degree: Junior and Senior level candidates.

  • MS/PhD Degree: All Levels are encouraged to apply.

Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status