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R&D Intern, Systems Engineering

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R&D Intern, Systems Engineering

San Diego, CA
  • Responsibilities


    Be part of something bigger!

    BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics, and the delivery of care. We have over 70,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

    MMS R&D Systems Engineering Summer Internship  

    Location: San Diego, CA, US 


    BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 70 ,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help improve patient outcomes, improve the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to better diagnose disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. 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. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. In 2017, BD welcomed C. R. Bard and its products into the BD family. For more information on BD, please visit


    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, 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 student with a passion for product development and the medical device industry. The candidate is responsible for all housing and transportation costs. 


    As an engineering intern within BD MMS R&D, you will have the opportunity to work on the following team:


    Project examples include creating and refining product requirements, developing product use cases, testing of infusion pump products, product design for compliance to regulatory standards , and simulation and modeling of control algorithms.



    • 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 Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Biomedical 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.


    • Prior internship/co-op experience

    • Proficiency in Minitab, MATLAB

    • BS Degree: All levels are encouraged to apply.

    • MS/PhDDegree: All levels are encouraged to apply.

    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 empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do 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. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

    To learn more about BD visit

    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, or any other protected status.

  • Industry
    Medical Devices
  • About Us

    BD is a Fortune 500 global medical technology company headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, with offices in more than 50 countries. The company operates three business segments: BD Medical, BD Life Sciences and BD Interventional. 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 the design and engineering, to the manufacturing and the marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities.