We want you to succeed. That's why our culture offers our employees the ability to continually learn, develop and contribute.

We're open to your ideas. Whether you are a new hire, an intern or a co-op, the projects and tasks you are assigned from day one will be meaningful to the success of our business.

You will build strong and lasting relationships with your colleagues and work with people who, like you, are driven to make a difference. We'll give you the tools, responsibility, guidance and freedom you need to succeed. You can start your career here, and stay here — we offer many opportunities that may allow you to move departments, locations and responsibilities. We won't just give you a job, we'll open doors to your fulfilling career.

Internships

Do you want to expand your learning out of the classroom? Our internship programs are perfect for talented students looking to gain valuable hands-on experience. The internship will build more than just your resume — they will challenge your knowledge, build your network and drive your career path. Through these experiences you'll build a unique foundation on which to build your career, your abilities and your dreams. Our programs span 10-14 weeks and typically occur from May-August within the various divisions of Stryker. Our internships will allow you to explore the different areas of our business, including:

We're committed to investing in you both personally and professionally. Find the internship opportunity that is right for you. For more information about potential locations for internship programs, download the PDF below.

View our US Internship locations

Check back soon for other global internship locations

View our US Internship locations

International Internship locations:

  • Cestas, France

  • Selzach, Switzerland

  • Freiburg, Germany

  • Muehlheim-Stetten, Germany

  • Tuttlingen, Germany

  • Kiel, Germany

  • Cork, Ireland

  • Limerick, Ireland

  • Singapore

  • Shanghai, China

  • Beijing, China

  • Gurgaon, India

  • Australia and New Zealand


Check out our Stryker Interns Blog

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College seniors seeking a rotational opportunity

If you've already completed your degree we have a variety of roles for those starting their career. We're looking for dynamic, collaborative and driven candidates bring innovation and inspiration to the team. Explore our career opportunities and choose the career path that best fits your skills, background and, most of all, your strengths.

Please continue to check our job search pages for entry-level opportunities across the globe. Want to make it easier? Be sure to join our Talent Network to receive automated emails for roles that you may be interested in as they become available.

Kevin Lobo

"We believe that Stryker is a place where you can grow in your career and have long term success. An internship is an excellent gateway to a career at Stryker, where you can experience our culture firsthand and do work that contributes to the success of a global medical technology company." - Kevin Lobo, CEO

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Qualifications

US Qualifications

  • If you meet Stryker's current needs, a recruiter will contact you to begin the interview process, which may include several phone interviews.
  • Achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational, problem solving & analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong independent judgment and leadership skills

Europe Qualifications

  • Please review the internship job descriptions for required qualifications

Ireland Qualifications

  • Please review the internship job descriptions for required qualifications

Singapore and China Qualifications

  • Please review the internship job descriptions for required qualifications

India Qualifications

India Qualifications
We invite applications as per the business requirement. The eligibility criteria we consider are:

For technical roles:

  • Field of Study (Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Information Technology etc.)
  • CGPA
  • Written test which can occasionally by followed by a hackathon
  • Face-to-face Interview

For non-technical roles:

  • Field of Study
  • CGPA
  • Written Test
  • Face-to-face Interview

Australia and New Zealand

  • Please review the internship job descriptions for required qualifications

Application Process

Europe Application Process

  • Apply online. You are invited to apply to as many positions that you are interested in.
  • You will receive an automatic email notification that confirms we received your application.
  • Recruiters will review the applications, resumes and any other required information submitted for each open position and identify candidates that meet their specific needs.
  • If you meet Stryker's current needs, a recruiter will contact you to begin the interview process.
  • You will be invited to a telephone interview with a recruiter. After that discussion, should your background be a fit for the role, we will follow with an on-site interview with the hiring manager and potentially others in the organization.
  • If you do not meet Stryker's current needs, your resume will remain in our database for a period of time as required by local data privacy regulations and, if a future opening matches your qualifications, we will not hesitate to be in contact with you.

US Application Process

Stryker's selection and hiring process is unique — probably unlike any other you've experienced. We embrace individual strengths — for us, it's what you can do, not only what you have done. Understanding candidates' experience, education, skills, career desires and individual talents is a very important part of our hiring process, so our evaluation involves several steps ranging from online, phone and face-to-face interviews. Stryker provides equal employment opportunities for all.

Application Steps:

  • Apply online. You are invited to apply to as many positions that you are interested in.
  • You will receive an automatic email notification that confirms we received your application. After your application is complete we will send you an email with a link to a questionnaire to complete. It is important to note that you cannot be considered until this questionnaire has been filled out.
  • Recruiters will review the applications, resumes and any other required information submitted for each open position and identify candidates that meet their specific needs.
  • If you meet Stryker's current needs, a recruiter will contact you to begin the interview process.
  • The interview process may include a phone interview with the Gallup Organization. The Gallup interview helps us place the right people in the right positions according to their individual talents and strengths. The interview also helps us to understand each applicant's fit to our work environment so that we can make the best choice for both the applicant and Stryker.
  • The interview may also include a recorded video interview through the Montage platform. By using this feature it enables our recruiting team to be able to reach a larger pool of candidates. Never used a feature like this in an interview process? That's ok! Montage provides tools and tips for you to use before you proceed with your video interview!
  • You may also be invited to interview with us at one or more of our facilities.
  • If you do not meet Stryker's current needs, your resume will remain in our database for a period of time as required by local data privacy regulations and, if a future opening matches your qualifications, we will not hesitate to be in contact with you.
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Europe Application Process

  • Apply online. You are invited to apply to as many positions that you are interested in.
  • You will receive an automatic email notification that confirms we received your application.
  • Recruiters will review the applications, resumes and any other required information submitted for each open position and identify candidates that meet their specific needs.
  • If you meet Stryker's current needs, a recruiter will contact you to begin the interview process.
  • You will be invited to a telephone interview with a recruiter. After that discussion, should your background be a fit for the role, we will follow with an on-site interview with the hiring manager and potentially others in the organization.
  • If you do not meet Stryker's current needs, your resume will remain in our database for a period of time as required by local data privacy regulations and, if a future opening matches your qualifications, we will not hesitate to be in contact with you.

Ireland Application Process

  • Interns and recent graduates apply online. You are invited to apply to as many positions that you are interested in.
  • You will receive an automatic email notification that confirms we received your application.
  • Recruiters will review the applications, resumes and any other required information submitted for each open position and identify candidates that meet their specific needs.
  • If you meet Stryker's current needs, a recruiter will contact you to begin the interview process.
  • You will be invited to a telephone interview with a recruiter. After that discussion, should your background be a fit for the role, we will follow with an on-site interview with the hiring manager and potentially others in the organization.
  • If you do not meet Stryker's current needs, your resume will remain in our database for a period of time as required by local data privacy regulations and, if a future opening matches your qualifications, we will not hesitate to be in contact with you.
  • Co-ops will apply directly through your school and receive face-to-face interviews.

Australia and New Zealand Application Process

Stryker’s selection and hiring process is unique — probably unlike any other you’ve experienced. We embrace individual strengths — for us, it’s what you can do, not only what you have done. Understanding candidates' experience, education, skills, career desires and individual talents is a very important part of our hiring process, so our evaluation involves several steps ranging from online, phone and face-to-face interviews. Stryker provides equal employment opportunities for all.

Application Steps:

  • Apply online. You are invited to apply to as many positions that you are interested in.
  • You will receive an automatic email notification that confirms we received your application. After your application is complete we will send you an email with a link to a questionnaire to complete. It is important to note that you cannot be considered until this questionnaire has been filled out.
  • Recruiters will review the applications, resumes and any other required information submitted for each open position and identify candidates that meet their specific needs.
  • If you meet Stryker's current needs, a recruiter will contact you to begin the interview process.
  • The interview process may include a phone interview with the Gallup Organization. The Gallup interview helps us place the right people in the right positions according to their individual talents and strengths. The interview also helps us to understand each applicant's fit to our work environment so that we can make the best choice for both the applicant and Stryker.
  • The interview may also include a recorded video interview through the Montage platform. By using this feature it enables our recruiting team to be able to reach a larger pool of candidates. Never used a feature like this in an interview process? That’s ok! Montage provides tools and tips for you to use before you proceed with your video interview!
  • You may also be invited to interview with us at one or more of our facilities.
  • If you do not meet Stryker's current needs, your resume will remain in our database for a period of time as required by local data privacy regulations and, if a future opening matches your qualifications, we will not hesitate to be in contact with you.

FAQ's

In Europe, we have two intern recruiting seasons aligned to European study semesters:

  • in September we start recruiting for interns starting in following spring (February/March/April)
  • in March we start recruiting for interns starting in following autumn (August/September/October)

When does Stryker recruit for interns?

For US internships, we begin the recruiting for the following summer openings in September. Recruiting is done on a rolling basis and generally lasts from September to early March depending on what roles have been filled.

In Europe, we have two intern recruiting seasons aligned to European study semesters:

  • in September we start recruiting for interns starting in following spring (February/March/April)
  • in March we start recruiting for interns starting in following autumn (August/September/October)

Our Ireland locations recruit for interns and co-ops in the following seasons:

  • Co-ops apply in August / September for a January Start (9-month placement for university students in their third year of study)
  • Recent graduates apply in April for a September start
  • Interns are hired throughout the year (often hired for up to a year in all areas of the business)

In our Singapore location, the internship recruiting season can differ depending on the school but normally is during March to April.

Our China site’s recruiting season is over summer holiday (June and July) and again over winter holiday (January).

Our India location’s campus season recruits from September to November. Interns join our teams for July and August of the following year.

  • Internships last approximately three months.

If I submit one application is it overarching towards all applications. You must apply for each role that you are interested in pursuing.

I see that your GPA requirement is a 3.0. Do you mean your major GPA or your cumulative GPA? We need your cumulative GPA to be above 3.0.

I have applied and haven’t heard back; when should I expect to hear? Our internships are filled on a rolling basis. University Recruiters communicate with candidates through our applicant tracking system so please ensure your email address is correct. There are times where emails can be sent to your junk mail, so please also be sure to monitor your junk mail account as well.

I don’t have any previous internship experience would you consider me for an internship? Absolutely! Depending on the role and what the hiring manager is looking for, we will consider students who bring transferrable skills to the role (leadership, class projects, etc.)

Do you hire Freshmen or Sophomores? We will consider all students who apply and meet our requirements.

Does Stryker have leadership programs for new college grads? Stryker does have a variety of rotational programs (that have leadership capability included in the curriculum) available. Please visit the link on this page that highlights the current rotational programs we are recruiting for.


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