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Abbott 2025 IT Intern in Waukegan, Illinois

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Please note, you are submitting for general consideration only. Your qualifications will be reviewed and if you fit the current need, you will be contacted by a Talent Acquisition Professional.

The Information Technology (IT) Intern Program is looking for college students who possess the ability to be future leaders in IT. Abbott’s IT Intern Program engagement is a summer twelve-week assignment.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must be interested in pursuing a career in the IT field. Individuals interested in the IT Intern Program must currently be pursuing Bachelors (Sophomore or Junior Status) or Masters degree in an IT related discipline or formal focus area. Candidates must be returning to school following the internship assignment. The candidate must have an excellent academic record with a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA. Candidates must also have permanent unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate's coursework should include a variety of IT-related classes. This includes coursework in one or more of the following:

  • Programming, Software Development

  • SDLC including DevOps, Agile, Iterative and Incrementation Concepts

  • Internet of Things

  • System, Network Administration

  • Cloud Development

  • Math, Statistics

  • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence

  • Cybersecurity, Security

  • Device Protection

  • Digital

  • User Interface (UI), User Experience (UX), Customer Experience (CX)

  • Project Management

  • Business Domains

Ideal Candidates Will Have:

  • Analysis, creative problem-solving, decision-making and strategic thinking abilities

  • Competency in Integrity, Adaptability, Initiative, Innovation and Teamwork

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Solid planning and organizational skills

  • Extracurricular activities that demonstrate IT related and/or leadership capabilities (in or outside of school)

IT Interns will be aligned to summer assignments that are in key areas of IT. Assignment matching takes the IT Intern’s interests, talents and development needs into consideration to support the best fit. Work assignments may be located at Abbott’s Corporate Headquarters in Abbott Park, Illinois (40 miles North of Chicago), or one of Abbott’s many domestic locations in the United States. Successful candidates must be willing to relocate during the assignment period.

This program is designed to recruit people who will work for Abbott following their graduation. Candidates must have work authorization on a long-term basis that will allow them to work for Abbott without sponsorship after they've completed their education.


The base pay for this position is $9.42 – $33.59 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com