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Smith & NephewSmith & Nephew Orthopaedics is a global medical device company that develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of joint replacement, fracture fixation, and deformity correction products. The purpose of the Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Research Internship and Co-op Program is to provide opportunities for engineering students to work with industry prior to entering the workforce full time. Engineering interns learn valuable skills by applying their education to industry projects. The Company gains additional help for critical projects and the opportunity to evaluate firsthand potential future job candidates. To view available positions and apply online, visit the Orthopaedic Research careers heading at www.smith-nephew.com.

—Smith & Nephew

What is expected of an intern?

An internship is a professional experience that requires professional attitudes and appropriate behavior. Although the specific responsibilities of an intern will vary considerably, below are several internship tips all students should consider:

  • Clarify expectations regarding assigned responsibilities and activities
  • Demonstrate a positive, enthusiastic attitude
  • Meet deadlines
  • Avoid office politics and gossip
  • Interact professionally with colleagues, customers, and supervisors
  • Follow office policies regarding use of phones, computers, email, etc.
  • Dress appropriately as clarified by supervisors
  • Exercise wise time management skills
  • Consult regularly with your internship supervisor and/or academic advisor about your internship experience
  • Ask for assistance and advice as needed
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