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BD Summer Intern Program 2023, Quality Assurance & Compliance (Onsite)

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BD Summer Intern Program 2023, Quality Assurance & Compliance (Onsite)

San Diego, CA
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    BD Summer Intern Program 2023 - Quality Assurance & Compliance (Onsite)

    We are the makers of possible

    BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities.

    We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us.



    BD Medical is among the world's leading suppliers of medical devices and a leading innovator in injection and infusion-based drug delivery. We are passionate about providing innovative solutions to reduce the spread of infection, improve diabetes treatment and advance drug delivery. With our technical capabilities, the Medication Management Solutions (MMS) team is able to manage multiple systems and our operational capabilities enable us to have medications available when and where needed, reducing inefficiency and waste for nursing and pharmacy teams. The BD MMS division is seeking to attract highly motivated undergraduates for on-site (San Diego, California) summer internship who want to acquire practical work experience within Quality. This encompasses, Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, and Continuous Improvement. As an intern, you can expect projects that are both challenging and rewarding. You will work under the management of a BD associate who serves as your mentor to aid and assist in your transition into the corporate environment. As part of the broader BD Intern Program, Quality Interns participate in various networking events, career development sessions and team building activities. This program offers the opportunity to connect with company management, learn how functional groups collaborate to accomplish goals, and gain real-world experience in a role supporting Quality initiatives.


    The Intern will support a New Infusion Pump that is being developed to:

    • Review design documents for compliance according to the plan and to the scope

    • Data analysis against validation protocols for the new Infusion Pump

    • Collaborates with multiple functions for all the product levels that are part of the system

    • Interacts with the latest and best technology in the world for an Infusion Pump

    • Learn about Design Controls for a new product and propose new better ways to be in compliance


    The MMS Quality Summer Intern experience is enriched with:

    • Business Impact - Quality Summer Interns work on challenging and meaningful assignments that add business value across MMS.

    • Diversity - Quality Summer Interns have the opportunity to collaborate with different teams across a wide range of MMS locations & learn about a variety of devices throughout the company.

    • Coaching and Development - Peer Mentors and Managers provide the Quality Summer Intern with career guidance and advice throughout the Internship.

    • Leadership Visibility - Quality Summer Interns present their accomplishments at the end of the summer to the MMS Executive Leadership Team, Quality Leadership Team, Quality Directors, Quality Managers, and their Peers.

    • The goal of the MMS Quality Summer Internship is to improve BD's organizational vitality and to empower early-career professionals through immersive learning focused on the key role quality plays at BD!

    • Knowledge in multiple areas about the new technology being developed and validated

    • Exposure to subject matters expert in Design, Quality, Software, Regulatory

    • Learning about product functionality having the opportunity to interact with it

    • Opportunity to present Top Management what you have found along your journey


    • Investigative engineering to determine root causes for product failures

    • Test fixture and process engineering/validation

    • Alaris infusion systems functional testing

    • Developing solutions to routine problems of moderate scope

    • High level application of technical principles, theories, concepts, and quality sciences / tools

    • Develop a solid understanding of applicable regulatory requirements (i.e. 21CFR820.198 and ISO 90001: 2015)

    • Communicates across functions / departments for assigned areas of responsibility

    • Provides audit support

    • General support of R&D and Sustaining design change project

    • Generate & maintain accurate records for Quality Systems documents using SAP / Trackwise & other company databases ensuring records are compliant to the company QMS

    • Perform document processing, distribution and filing of controlled copies using manual and electronic systems per established procedures

    • Generate charts and presentation material to report Quality Metrics for the assigned work area as required by Management


    • Undergraduate student working towards a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Life Sciences or Quality Sciences (Mechanical or Electrical Engineering minor a plus)

    • Prior internship or Co-op experience in Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, or related field desired, but not required

    • Proven technical proficiency and strong leadership skills

    • Ability to learn quickly, deal with ambiguity, take initiative and achieve results

    • Excellent written and communications skills

    • Proven organization and time management skills

    In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be authorized to work for ANY employer in the US. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of employment Visa at this time.

    For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.


    A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.

    You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. You will have the opportunity to help shape the trajectory of BD while leaving a legacy at the same time. And through the organization’s investment in BD University, you will continually level up your tech skills and expertise.

    To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.

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    Medical Devices
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    BD is one of the largest medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and delivery of care. BD’s 70,000+ associates help customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety, and expand access to health care. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.