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Johnson & Johnson

Vision Care R&D Co-Op
Jacksonville, FL Part-Time Paid


Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting Sophomores, Juniors and rising Seniors for internships and co-ops in Research & Development located in Jacksonville, Florida.

We are a worldwide company with operations in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe/Middle East/Africa regions. Research, innovation and new-product development are the focus of our organization. Since we introduced soft disposable contact lenses in 1988, no other manufacturer has matched the bold expansion of our wide-ranging Acuvue family of products. Our associates around the world are committed to rapidly growing the Acuvue brand, and fortifying our position as the worldwide leader in the contact lens industry.

We have internship and co-op opportunities available for you in the functions identified below:

Chemical Engineering

  • You will have opportunities to work on a variety of engineering assignments utilizing a wide-range of engineering principles.
  • You will be given the chance to assist with planning development and design of materials, equipment, and/or processes.
  • Review progress and evaluate results of multiple projects across various disciplines.
  • Serve as an advocate for continuous improvement of technology and processes.

Optical Engineering/Physics/Bio-Medical Engineering

  • Collaborate on short-term Research and Development projects in the areas of Opto-Mechanical System Design and Vision Science.
  • Connect with third party suppliers and an interdisciplinary technical team under the direction of a Sr. Mechanical Engineer.

Chemistry/Materials/Polymer Science/ Pharmaceutical Science

  • Investigate the interaction of various chemical components and their impact on finished medical devices.
  • The scope of your project work may include formulations, photo-initiated polymerization, device processing of finished product, raw material analysis, and characterization of the finished device.
  • You may be exposed to projects that involve a combination of chemical handling, blending, and device characterization.



  • Ability to provide your own transportation to Jacksonville, FL and to/from work every single day.
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H1-B status) now or in the future.
  • Adheres to safety environmental policies and procedures and supports department objectives.
  • Actively pursuing at least, a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science/Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Optics Engineering, Physics, Biomedical Engineering or Pharmaceutical Science is required.
  • Availability to work full-time (40 hours/week) during the Co-op/Internship is required.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or participation in campus/community service activities is preferred.

Be Vital in your career. Be seen for the talent you bring to your work. Explore opportunities within the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

About Us

When you join Johnson & Johnson, your next move could mean the next innovation.

In the next ten years, healthcare is predicted to radically transform more than any other industry, with old models being disrupted in favor of new methods to make the world a healthier place for everyone. Johnson & Johnson has long excelled in times of transformation. Its history of firsts—from Band-Aids to feminine care to treatments for HIV, cancer, Ebola, and, most recently, Alzheimer’s — demonstrates how J&J combines passion, science and technology to create game-changing innovations.

Those epic innovations were discovered, developed and distributed by people just like you. And when you apply your talent to Johnson & Johnson's shared purpose, there’s no end to the lasting impact you can make, together. And that changes everything.

Fun Fact

We aspire to be the world's healthiest work force, offering group fitness classes, beach volleyball courts, bicycle desks, and more!