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CURRENT STUDENTS

We realize this isn’t just a job to you. It’s about gaining experience and doing meaningful work. That’s why we offer training, networking and real work experiences, so you can be true to yourself and ready for life after graduation.

Internship
Program

Olympus Internships provide real work experience through hands-on projects that contribute to the company while working in your chosen field. Internships are a paid 10-13 week program designed for undergraduate or graduate students.

Internships are available in many departments throughout the business, including:

  • Marketing, Communications
  • Finance, Accounting
  • Compliance, Legal
  • Human Resources
  • IT, Business Analytics, Project Management
  • Supply Chain, Procurement
  • Engineering

We encourage students from all majors to apply to internship positions that interest you.

MARIA, OLYMPUS INTERN, STUDYING MARKETING & GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Internship Program features:

Meaningful work
As an intern, you’ll grow your skills while making direct and measurable contributions through the business projects you complete.

Professional development
From attending core learning sessions with other interns to delivering your final presentation, you’ll be growing and honing skills to launch your career.

Networking and career growth opportunities
During your time with Olympus, take advantage of networking opportunities such as joining one of Olympus’ Colleague Affinity Networks (CANs). For example, join our Emerging Professionals CAN for a trivia night or kickball game!

Want to be first to hear about future internship opportunities?
Join our University Talent Network


Co-Op Program

The Olympus Co-Op Program offers paid 6-12 month positions designed for college or graduate students to gain real world experiences and professional growth to complement academic studies.

Common Co-Op fields include:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science & Software Engineering
KAITLIN, OLYMPUS FELLOW & FORMER OLYMPUS CO-OP, STUDIED MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The Co-Op Program features:

Meaningful work
As a co-op, you will make direct and measurable contributions in your project work as we advance Olympus product development and business needs.

Professional development
During your time with Olympus, you are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to participate in training, job shadowing, and team activities to grow your expertise.

Networking and career growth opportunities
Join one of Olympus’ Colleague Affinity Networks (CANs) such as our Emerging Professionals CAN, where you can meet individuals from many areas of the business also looking to grow their Olympus careers.

Want to be first to hear about future Co-Op openings?
Join our University Talent Network


FAQs

Co-op FAQ's
Internship FAQ's

What are the minimum qualifications of the Co-op program?

To qualify for the Co-op program, candidates must be current students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, computer science, or related discipline, and must be available to work full time during the Co-op period. Full criteria may vary by position, and can be found on individual job postings.
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When can I apply for an Olympus Co-op?

Available co-op job postings are listed on our hiring site throughout the year. We encourage interested candidates to apply to co-ops early. The selection process for each session will begin several months in advance of the co-op session.
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What should I expect from the application process?

Apply early! Positions are posted up to 6 months prior to the co-op start date, and application review and interviews may begin immediately. To apply, all prospective co-ops must complete an online application through our careers webpage. Applications submitted through college or university careers websites will not be considered.

Selected candidates will be contacted for phone screening and, if advanced, interviews with company representatives. On-site interviews are strongly preferred. Successful candidates will receive additional communications from Olympus confirming program start dates and related matters.

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When will I hear back regarding my application?

We will notify candidates when they are selected for a first interview to schedule accordingly, and keep in contact thereafter. If you are not selected for an interview, you will be notified when the position has been filled. Please be patient – especially if you have applied to a posting where we have multiple internships available, it can take several months for final selections to be completed. If you are not selected for an internship, we encourage you to apply to future sessions where you are eligible – sometimes there isn’t a business need for your skillset in one semester, but it is in demand the next!
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Is an Olympus Co-op a paid position?

Yes, co-ops will earn an hourly wage. Students may also receive academic credit in accordance with their institutions’ applicable policies.

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How many hours will an Olympus Co-op work?

Co-ops work full time, 40 hours per week.
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What is the dress code at Olympus?

In general, our dress code depends on each individual's role and daily agenda. Co-ops usually work in a business casual, team-oriented atmosphere. We expect our co-ops to dress appropriately and speak with their managers regarding specific guidance for their department. More specifics will be provided upon hiring.
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What makes an Olympus Co-op experience special?

The Olympus Co-op Program is a vital component of our business functions. Students act as an integral part of the team, contributing substantially to driving our business while gaining real world experience to augment academic studies.
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What are the minimum qualifications of the internship program?

To qualify for the Olympus Internship program, candidates must be current students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree, and have completed sophomore year when the internship position begins. Full criteria may vary by position, and can be found on individual job postings.
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What should I expect from the application process?

Apply early! Positions are posted up to 6 months prior to the internship start date, and application review and interviews may begin immediately. To apply, all prospective interns must complete an online application through our careers webpage. Applications submitted through college or university careers websites will not be considered.

Selected candidates will be contacted for phone screening and, if advanced, interviews with company representatives. On-site interviews are strongly preferred. Successful candidates will receive additional communications from Olympus confirming program start dates and related matters.

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When will I hear back regarding my application?

We will notify candidates when they are selected for a first interview to schedule accordingly, and keep in contact thereafter. If you are not selected for an interview, you will be notified when the position has been filled. Please be patient – especially if you have applied to a posting where we have multiple internships available, it can take several months for final selections to be completed. If you are not selected for an internship, we encourage you to apply to future sessions where you are eligible – sometimes there isn’t a business need for your skillset in one semester, but it is in demand the next!
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Is an Olympus Co-op a paid position?

Yes, interns will earn a competitive hourly wage. Students may also receive academic credit in accordance with their institution’s applicable policies.

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How many hours will an Olympus intern work?

Summer interns work 40 hours per week. Interns in the fall and spring generally work between 15-25 hours per week. Interns and hiring managers work together to agree on a schedule for part-time internships. We want to ensure a positive internship experience while allowing appropriate time for school commitments.
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Is there flexibility in scheduling days/hours?

Schedules are determined by managers and interns within normal business hours. Some positions can be more flexible based on the project and business needs. All interns are expected to attend the Core Curriculum sessions as scheduled, which will be determined based on a mutually convenient time for interns in each cycle. We understand that students must make academic requirements a top priority during fall and spring semesters.
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What is the dress code at Olympus?

In general, our dress code depends on each individual's role and daily agenda. Olympus expects its interns to dress appropriately and speak with their managers regarding specific guidelines for their department. More specifics will be provided upon hiring.
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