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Operations Management Intern

Abbott Nutrition, UIUC Research Park

Job ID Number: 100001

Who We Are:

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 74,000 people.

Position Summary:

Abbott Nutrition is seeking a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) student to support Abbott’s Research Park site manager with maintaining and improving operations and engagement.

An Operations Management Intern will be responsible for:

  • Tracking status and deliverables of all research projects
  • Acting as liaison between site and global R&D to recruit and initiate projects
  • Conducting annual “Call for Project Proposals” within Nutrition R&D and coordinating proposal review and student alignment with review committee and project investigators
  • Preparing an annual report based off of events, projects, and deliverables from previous year
  • Contributing to the design and management of intern deliverables library in Microsoft SharePoint
  • Collating monthly accomplishments for advisement of senior HR and leadership
  • Creating materials for internal and external marketing of Abbott Research Park activities

What We Offer to Our Student Employees:

  • Part-time employment with Abbott at the UIUC Research Park during the academic year
  • Minimum of 8-10 hrs/week and maximum of 19 hrs per week
  • Competitive hourly wage commensurate with year in school
  • Flexible work schedule with 24/7 keycard office access
  • Personally-assigned workstation in a modern style office space
  • Valuable experience in the global healthcare industry                                          

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled as a student at UIUC
  • Must be available to work during the summer
  • Preferably a sophomore or junior undergraduate
  • No major restrictions but should preferably be a student interested in a future with Abbott
  • Experience in Excel is highly recommended
  • Responds well to feedback
  • Effective communication and excellent verbal/written English language skills
  • Self-motivated problem solver that can lead a project from beginning to end

Start Date/Duration:  Late in the Fall 2017 semester or at the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester through at least Summer 2018 with a possibility for an extension. See Handshake@Illinois for more information.