Manufacturing Internship (Summer 2024)

The Summer Internship Program allows students the opportunity to work on meaningful, business-essential projects that will give them the hands-on experience they need to build a solid foundation for their future. The program targets undergraduate students between their junior and senior year, and acts as a pipeline for full-time employment. As an intern, students will have the opportunity to participate in a formalized program, designed to increase knowledge of Cardinal Health and the healthcare industry, as well as develop essential leadership skills and interview for full-time employment upon successful completion of the internship program.

Locations: Massachusetts – Chicopee

Start Date: May 20 or 28, 2024

Hours: Approximately 40 hours a week for a minimum of 10 weeks

*Assistance with temporary housing is provided for students not local to the internship location.

Why Choose the Cardinal Health Summer Internship Program?

Experience: Interns work with Cardinal Health professionals, business partners, customers and vendors on impactful projects in addition to daily work. To enhance leadership skills, each intern also participates on a planning committee. At the end of the summer, each intern will showcase their work in a presentation to business leaders.

Networking: Interns learn from key business leaders through the “Executive Speaker Series”. They also have the opportunity to network with other professionals through formal and informal networking events.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Maintaining and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment is essential to Cardinal Health. Diversity is more than gender and ethnicity, it is what’s different and unique about each of us, and how our differences shape our workplace. We strive to ensure that every employee feels welcomed, supported, and valued as a vital part of our organization. Interns have access to our 7 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) where employees can find a place to share interests, passions, and ideas that help us engage more effectively with our global customers and workforce.

Development: Interns participate in a formal one-on-one mentoring program.  Interns will connect with employees across the business and participate in professional workshops to enhance their business acumen. They are also able to explore full-time career paths throughout their internship experience.

Camaraderie: The internship program offers social, teambuilding, and community service events to help interns build a solid network of peers.

As a Manufacturing Intern, you could potentially support the organization in several of the following ways:

  • Identify, analyze, and implement new or improved technologies or processes
  • Develop, optimize, measure, and maintain performance and productivity
  • Participate on projects and the development of solutions related to safety, process improvement, quality, capacity balance, workflow, planning, and logistics
  • Participate in Lean Six Sigma projects

Accountabilities in this role:

  • Analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures
  • Quality and results orientation with a proactive approach
  • Ability to prioritize requests effectively and understand importance and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with moderate level of direction
  • Must be willing to adapt to shifting requirements or priorities


For consideration in the Cardinal Health summer 2024 internship program, you must meet a combination of the following requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Industrial, Manufacturing, or Mechanical Engineering or a related field, preferred
  • Expected graduation of winter 2024 or spring 2025, preferred
  • Previous manufacturing environment experience, preferred
  • Strong leadership, communication and analytical skills
  • Participation in extracurricular activities, community organizations and/or professional associations
  • Must have unlimited work authorization in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.