Internships and New Grads

Emily Donovan
Automation Engineer

I started working at IDEXX as an intern in the Operations Engineering department when I was a junior at University of Southern Maine. Working primarily with a group of automation and process engineers, I learned more than I ever would have expected and was exposed to the many different kinds of engineering that go on at IDEXX. From running experimental tests on the production floor, to designing... and drawing parts in Solidworks, to constructing and testing equipment in the automation shop, there is never a dull moment here.

An ongoing flow of new projects as well as opportunities to improve systems/processes ensures that every day is different and equally exciting and rewarding. Interning at IDEXX while going to school allowed me not only to apply what I had been learning in the classroom in a more hands-on environment, but also to vastly expand my knowledge of the many aspects and details that go into engineering that aren't taught in school. The amount and level of teamwork and communication that goes into completing a project is truly impressive. In my experience, people go out of their way to help others, whether it be in solving a problem, sharing an idea, or simply pointing someone in the right direction.

Another thing that sets IDEXX apart is their volunteer efforts in the form of GiVE days, which are paid days for employees to volunteer and give back to the community. I was able to participate in a GiVE day with a group of people clearing out and improving a hiking trail in Gorham, Maine. Not only was it rewarding to contribute in making a noticeable difference in the quality of the trail, but it was a great way to bond with co-workers in a different setting.


If the word internship conjures up images of students tied to a desk doing “busy work,” then you haven’t experienced an IDEXX internship. Each year, we welcome nearly 100 aspiring scientists, marketers, engineers, and software developers, as well as finance and legal professionals to help drive continuous improvement across IDEXX. The energy and spirit they bring to IDEXX is contagious, and it is truly a mutual learning experience for both the company and our interns.


Internship Q&A:

When are the IDEXX internships posted?

We begin posting internship opportunities as early as December and continue to post throughout the year as positions become available. To search our current internship openings, click here.



When should I apply?

We encourage you to apply as soon as you see an internship opportunity that’s of interest and for which you feel qualified. Positions are filled on a rolling basis. Most of our opportunities are posted between January and April.


If I apply for one internship, will I be considered for all of them?

We encourage you to apply for more than one internship. Each position is a new opportunity!


Is the IDEXX internship program competitive?

The IDEXX internship program offers a high-quality learning experience in the biotechnology industry while paying competitive rates. As a result, we receive a high volume of applications.


What is the summer internship program schedule?

The summer program runs mid-May through mid-August. However, schedules may vary based on student availability. We also occasionally offer intern positions outside of the summer program.


Will I work full-time hours?

Most interns work 40 hours per week during the summer.


Can I email a reference to a specific hiring manager?

If you’d like to share a reference, referral or letter of recommendation, we ask that you upload it in the Additional Attachments field during the application process. This will ensure that it is seen by the recruiters and the hiring managers.


I applied but haven’t been contacted. Do I need to reapply?

Due to the significant number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all applicants. You will receive a confirmation email upon the submission of your application; however, you will only be contacted further if you are selected for an interview.

Internships and New Grads

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