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Summer 2021 Intern: Renal Care R&D- New Product Development

Req # JR - 033497 Location Round Lake, Illinois Job Category Administrative Date posted 01/19/2021

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Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

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Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 


Baxter offers a robust summer internship program based in the Chicagoland area that provides meaningful work assignments and projects that immerse students in Baxter’s culture designed to provide practical work experience highlighting what an individual would do in a similar full-time role with the ability to make a business impact.  You'll be paired with a mentor, receive support from your manager, and have access to the entire Baxter employee community to ensure your success.  We’ll help you have fun outside of work with outings to sporting events, community service opportunities, networking events with Baxter leaders, and other activities.

Interns will support the Uno disposables program during the feasibility and early-development phases of New Product Development.  The goal is to reduce technical risk as quickly as possible to further define the design of the Uno disposables

Intern candidate learning will include:

  • Understanding of the Product Lifecycle Process with specific exposure to the feasibility phase of a new product development product for a medical device company.
  • How to work in a fast-paced environment to modify design and perform feasibility testing quickly to reduce technical risk.
  • Hands-on experience for interpreting user needs to design requirements, design outputs, and test method development to qualify the design.
  • Gain critical thinking skills to understand how specific design features can satisfy user needs.
  • Greater understanding of how design decisions impact manufacturability which can increase the cost of a high production volume product.

Round Lake, IL


  • Work under the supervision of the lead engineer and a cross-functional global team to define the disposable design.
  • Define requirements and risks and document within the Digital Twin initiative.
  • Work closely with manufacturing suppliers to quickly build prototype samples for feasibility testing.
  • Develop test methods to perform functional feasibility lab testing.  Includes the following:
    • Connector to adapter testing
    • Membrane testing
    • Disinfection testing
  • Understand and comply to Good Documentation Practices (GDP) by using Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN).
  • Design experiments to support how various environmental and therapy conditions may impact design.
  • Contribute to brainstorm sessions to help develop idea to design the most cost-effective disposables design


  • Rising Junior or Senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Mechanical Engineering, Bio Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude, team-oriented, adaptive to change, and collaborative
  • Experience in Engineering Clubs preferred

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