You’ve been in the classroom learning the basics, but now it’s time to get some real-world experience. How does what you learned in school apply when it comes to a real company with real challenges? How do you know what kind of company you’ll want to work for after graduation? What opportunities are out there? There’s one way to find out!
internships and Co-op Opportunities with Tegra Medical
Employment assignments are a great way to learn about the fast-growing medical device industry. They put you right where the action is, providing learning opportunities not available in any classroom. At Tegra Medical, we love internships and co-op assignments. We work closely with students to make sure they have all the instruction, guidance and resources they need to develop their potential, be productive and increase their marketability. Tegra Medical works with interns and co-ops from a range of schools, including colleges, community colleges, vocational colleges, and vocational high schools. For example, in our Massachusetts facilities we’ve had interns from Blackstone Valley Tech, Assabet Valley Tech, and Bristol-Plymouth Regional Tech, and co-ops from Wentworth, Northeastern and Diman Regional Vocational. At the Tegra Medical facility in Hernando, Mississippi we work with interns and co-ops from Northwest Community College. We also offer a unique program where we allow our own employees to be interns and learn new skills.
Types of Assignments
Engineering students will find that at Tegra Medical they gain valuable experience while working on customer challenges in the entire product lifecycle, from prototyping to full-scale production. For students interested in high-level, skilled manufacturing, we offer hands-on experience in areas such as CNC Swiss machining, precision grinding and Electric Discharge Machining (EDM). Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities offer many opportunities to learn about lean manufacturing, Six Sigma and many engineering, quality and regulatory standards.
We generally work with about three manufacturing co-ops from local technical high schools, and one engineering co-op student from a local college in each facility. The hours worked depends on the school and the particular assignment. For example, our high school co-ops usually work a one week on and one week off schedule, allowing time for shop and academics on alternating weeks. Our college interns are hired for six-month assignments, and each works full-time (40 hours), which counts toward their degree. We also have a unique, full-time, four-year tool-making internship program.