​​​​​​​Your U.S. Internship with IDEXX

Internships at IDEXX provide students an opportunity to supplement their education in many ways. Whether they are working with scientist to improve a diagnostic test, part of our software team coding for tomorrows customer platform, creating a marketing plan for a new territory based on research and data, or in HR to improve our employees experiences, our interns are working on real projects that are part of IDEXX's growth strategy.  This real-world, hands on approach at the Global Headquarters of a public company will give students exposure to seeing a project through, beginning to end, presenting to leadership, collaborating with teams (sometimes globally), and prepare them for their careers after graduation.

Staying virtual in 2022 only means we are able to offer more opportunities to students across the country in the safest way possible.  As we navigate the changing landscape, we've created an internship program that includes professional development, social networking, and recreational opportunities, as well as orientation and onboarding that strengthen your connection with IDEXX. Going virtual also means that these opportunities are available to all students, not just those who are open to relocating to Maine for the summer. 

Are you ready to be a part of our next intern class? 

Internship Q & A

​​​​​​​Is the IDEXX internship program competitive?
The IDEXX internship program is a robust and well-structured program that offers a high-quality learning experience in the biotechnology industry. As a result, we do receive a high volume of applicants.
When will internships be posted?
We begin posting internship opportunities as early as December and continue to post throughout the year as positions become available.
What is the internship schedule?
IDEXX hires interns and co-op students to work throughout the year. However the bulk of our US interns work during the summer months from early June until mid-August.
Will I be paid and what can I expect for scheduled hours?
All of our internships pay competitive rates. Most interns work 40 hours per week during the summer.
Will I still have the opportunity to connect with other interns?
Absolutely! Even though the majority of our interns will be remote, all will be invited to participate in orientation, lunch-n-learns, and social networking events. These will be great opportunities to connect with other interns and IDEXXers across the company.
What is the application process?
Most of our opportunities are posted between December and March. We encourage you to submit an online application as soon as you see an internship opportunity that’s of interest and for which you feel qualified. You can apply for multiple positions; each one is a new opportunity.​​​​​​​
What should I include in my application package?
The more complete your application packet is, the better. Include a professional resume at a minimum, but letters of recommendation, college transcripts, GPA, and cover letter* are all helpful.

(*These additional documents can be added on the 2nd page of your application)

I have 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 applications. 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.

What our interns are saying

Why IDEXX for your Internship?

Our responsibility to our community
Doing the work that matters is the foundation of our culture. IDEXX’s culture of innovation, continuous improvement, and entrepreneurial spirit are core to advancing environmental sustainability with our products, processes, and facilities. Our progress to date is driven by enterprise and employee-led initiatives that consider our impact on people and the environment.  

Each IDEXXer has two paid GiVE Days to volunteer with non-profits in the communities where we live and work. Our peers inspire us by using their skills to mentor the next generation of STEM talent, help animals, and more.
Our agility and innovation 
We pivoted when the world needed us to. The Food and Drug Administration granted OPTI Medical Systems an Emergency Use Authorization for IDEXX’s OPTI SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR laboratory test kit for the detection of the 2019 novel coronavirus.

“We saw the need and knew we could do something about it," said Jay Mazelsky, President & CEO, in an interview about our expanded human COVID-19-testing capabilities.
Our leaders are outstanding in their fields
Our very own Ken Grady won the 2020 Boston CIO of the Year ORBIE award for Healthcare!

“This is recognition for the entire team at IDEXX and IT,” Ken tweeted upon learning about the award. “I work with smart, passionate folks aligned in purpose and focus with curiosity and a shared mission of improving the health and welfare of people and animals. It shows through every day.”

Employee health and wellbeing are more than words
We were awarded gold status for 2023 Best Employers: Excellence in Health & Well-Being from the Business Group on Health! We also received Special Recognition for exceptional engagement and impact in Mental Health.

We are so proud of our people and teams, who make wellbeing an area of focus in their personal and professional lives. Special thanks to our Wellbeing team for their commitment to producing world-class programs to promote our employees’ physical, mental, social, and financial wellbeing.
Our employees are our priority
We take safety VERY seriously and have created programs specifically designed to help protect our employees during COVID-19.

Solving problems is part of the culture at IDEXX so when our Reagent Engineering Team was asked to help create plastic barriers to protect our essential employees during the pandemic, they created a small-scale manufacturing operation! After creating prototypes for all our R&D labs in Maine, the team continued optimizing their designs for customized safety barriers for our laboratory benches across North America.

Looking back at past interns