“Learning and development are cornerstones to CooperVision’s US Internship Program. The program has been designed to be a mutually beneficial relationship where students area able to combine their academic studies with paid, career-related work experience. Across a wide variety of functions such as Marketing, Finance and Information Services, our Interns are provided actual business projects and structured assignments. Through fresh, creative thought processes and high quality output, the completion and implementation of these projects have proven to be of tremendous value to the business. CooperVision Interns have the opportunity to learn, grow, contribute and above all Live Brightly!”
HR Manager, Global Support Functions
Internship Program Leader
Learning and Development
One of the core goals of the program is for Interns to grow and develop. In a Lunch N’ Learn format, CooperVision leaders from various functional groups educate Interns on key components of the CooperVision business. These Lunch N’ Learns provide Interns with the opportunity to engage in dialogue and ask questions that lead to further insight about the company, as well as the medical device industry as a whole. Trainings allow Interns to gain essential professional skills, such as Effective Communication and Meeting Effectiveness. Through these courses, Interns learn how to navigate successfully in their careers after their Summer Internship.
Upon the culmination of the Internship Program, Interns present their Internship accomplishments to members of the Executive Leadership Team in a professional setting. Interns also give longer presentations to members of their department and fellow Interns. These presentations allow Interns to share their experiences at CooperVision, what they've learned during their summer as well as receive valuable feedback about their work.
Our Interns are able to network with CooperVision’s top Executives in both professional and casual settings. Throughout the summer, Interns have various opportunities to expand their professional networks, such as touring CooperVision’s R&D facility or our Manufacturing & Distribution plants. In addition, Interns are invited to attend baseball games, play bocce ball, and participate in bowling tournaments.
In order to give Interns a broader look at the business world and the medical device industry, each Intern is paired with a Mentor outside of their functional area. Interns meet with their Mentors throughout the summer and their Mentor works to expose them to unique perspectives and provide professional advice that is applicable across all fields.