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Early careers

Discover your purpose

At Medtronic you can begin a life-long career of exploration and innovation, while helping champion healthcare access and equity for all. You’ll lead with purpose, breaking down barriers to innovation in a more connected, compassionate world.

We’ve been recognized for our commitment to individuals beginning their careers. Medtronic was named as one of the Best Employers for New Graduates by Forbes Magazine in 2020 and 2021. And in 2022, we won a Campus Forward Award for our early career candidate experience; investments in inclusion and diversity; and meaningful internships and entry-level programs.

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Learn how past participants developed their early careers and explored different paths through the internship and rotation programs at Medtronic.

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Internships

Our award-winning internship programs offer real-world experience and the chance to work with extraordinary individuals — like you. You’ll apply your knowledge to important projects, develop new skills, and make a difference in the lives of others.

During your 10–12 week internship, you’ll get exposure to our core businesses and technologies while experiencing our dynamic culture through professional development and leadership opportunities, networking, and social events.

Apply your existing skills and develop new ones with the training, mentorship, and the guidance you need to be on the leading edge. You’ll be challenged while pursuing ideas that are exciting, innovative, and just plain amazing. Build out the future of robotic healthcare. Think critically about healthcare problems and how to advance science faster. Conduct research on improving the lives of millions.

Spend your time finding and developing meaningful solutions that change lives. Create and implement new features and functions to engage patients, assist clinicians, and deliver treatment. Help us make the most effective implanted devices.  Design and implement the next generation mobile architecture for healthcare apps using cross-platform technologies.

You’ve learned a lot to get here, and we want you to keep growing. Under the direction of highly experienced IT professionals, you’ll prepare plans for your own work, participate in technical reviews, implement advances in current state-of-the-art technology, and have fun doing it.

Work on meaningful, relevant projects based on your interests and development needs. During your summer finance internship, you can learn career skills like financial analysis, cost accounting, and financial modeling.

Get real world experience on a project you own. Work alongside other talented, diverse professionals to solve problems, improve processes, conduct project reviews, implement advances in analytics, and identify opportunities for productivity and quality improvement.

Gain exposure to our core businesses, technologies, and culture while working on a highly visible, dynamic team in marketing, strategy, or business development. Use your skills and experience to lead an important project that influences a key business objective

August 1 – October 1

Undergraduate applications accepted

August – January

MBA applications accepted

October

Undergraduate first round interviews

November – December

Undergraduate second round interviews & offers extended

January

MBA first round interviews

February

MBA second round interviews & offers extended

June

Summer internships begin

August

Summer internships end

Internship program

Learn how participants transitioned from exploring different paths as program interns, to their early career experiences as full-time hires following completion of their programs.

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Internship program

Learn more about the transition from being an intern to being hired full-time, for participants in the Supply Chain Management programs.

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The culture at Medtronic is very inclusive. Everyone always asked how they could improve my experience and further help my professional development.

–Eleni, Intern from University of Colorado — Boulder

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See how past participants were able to move along different paths and experience the company at different levels through the rotation programs at Medtronic.

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Rotation programs

Our rotation programs will help you grow professionally and personally, broaden your functional knowledge, accelerate your learning, and develop your leadership skills through multiple experiences.

Build your future with us. Everyone who touches the design of our devices makes a difference in someone’s life. Help make our products smarter, more efficient, and more resilient to better serve doctors and patients.

R&D Rotation Program video  [02m:24s]

Drive innovation at a world-class manufacturing organization in this two-year program. Immerse yourself in accelerated technical and business training dedicated to cultivating the future of our operations' leaders.

I.T. Rotation Program video  [02m:08s]

Directly influence our business using models, forecasts, market research, or by creating internal tools and databases during this three-year program. Work on meaningful, relevant projects based on your interests and development needs. You’ll also get finance-specific training and have access to company-wide training resources to help you succeed in your role.

Finance Rotation Program video  [02m:19s]

Lead, learn and build your brand in this three-year program. Take charge with a strategic position that offers frequent exposure to company leaders, core business, and technologies. You’ll make meaningful contributions to the company and to the lives of patients worldwide in marketing, business development, and strategy.

MBA Leadership Rotation Program video  [02m:09s]

Recent graduates

We hire graduates into a variety of positions doing work that makes an immediate impact. Each team member, each day, helps to improve and redefine how the world treats the most pressing health conditions, from heart disease to diabetes.

Employee Resource Groups

Medtronic Young Professionals

When you join Medtronic, you’ll have the chance to expand professionally and network with colleagues across rotation programs. And you’ll have access to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) like Medtronic Young Professionals, which supports the growth, development, education, and passion of emerging professionals and their personal networks by striving to become a trusted platform for relationship building and engagement.