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Alcon Summer 2019 Internship – Chemistry – R&D (Lake Forest, CA)

Alcon Laboratories, Inc. is looking for exceptionally talented, driven people who want to make a difference. If you’d like to help change the way the world sees, this is your chance to apply at the 2019 Chemistry R&D Summer Internship (Lake Forest, CA).

Alcon’s 10-12 week summer internship program provides real-world work experience to university students. As an R&D Intern, you will do real and meaningful work that has a direct impact on Alcon’s customers and patients.

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In addition to work assignments and projects, Alcon also provides the students’ career development and networking opportunities throughout the duration of the summer internship program.

Field of Internship: Internship is available in the Research & Development Functional Area
Course Level: Internship
Employment Type: Temporary
Internship Provider:
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Internship can be taken in 
the U.S.


To be eligible, applicants must:

Minimum requirements

  • Current student enrolled in an accredited university
  • Ability to commit to a 10-12 week full-time summer internship program
  • Willingness to learn from others on the job and inside a specific team
  • Curiosity to explore different functions and unique roles at Alcon

Preferred Requirements:

  • Prior internship or co-op experience in medical device or pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to demonstrate and excel in Quality, Innovation, Performance, Collaboration, Courage and Integrity in a cross-matrix team environment.
  • Preferred concentration/major in chemistry

Internship Open for International Students: No

Is this paid internship? This is a paid internship programme.

Internship Description:

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. They do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

  • As an R&D Intern, you will have the opportunity to be working side-by-side with over 1,800 highly skilled individuals dedicated to innovate and find solutions for current and future unmet needs in eye care. These unmet medical needs include glaucoma, cataract & refractive error, retina and external disease.
  • As an R&D Intern – assigned project(s) will align to one of our two business groups – Surgical or Vision Care where opportunities to learn more about the discovery and identification of new eye care solutions and treatments are in the future.
  • Project potential scope can provide opportunity as an R&D Intern to fill the pipeline through in-house development, partnerships with leading institutions, acquisitions, and in-licensing.
  • The intern assignments are designed to allow you to experience, first-hand, the type of work we do within Alcon. As an intern, you can make an impact on the business as well as continue to build your analytical, technical and leadership skills.
  • Most projects offer the opportunity to work with individuals in a variety of capacities within the area you’re assigned and, potentially in other functions. Their summer R&D Intern internship assignments could be in a variety of functions.

Number of awards offered: Numbers not given

Internship Duration:

The program is a full-time, 10-12 week summer internship program. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week during the length of their internship unless otherwise specified by their manager.

Notification: Not given

How to Apply:

To apply, you will need to create an account online or can sign-in by Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn at https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=13617&siteid=5268&jobid=2581975&AL=1&_ga=2.153772926.71096637.1550143605-962010852.1550143605#jobDetails=2581975_5268

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is February 28th, 2019.

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