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Co-op Program

The Olympus Co-Op Program offers 6-12 month positions designed for college or graduate students in various fields of study to gain real world experiences and professional growth to complement academic studies. These full-time, paid positions are based out of multiple locations, including our Norwalk, OH and Waltham and Southborough, MA locations.

Olympus partners with multiple universities to provide university-approved co-ops. Our co-ops vary from cycle to cycle, with most co-ops taking engineering roles.

Engineering Co-Ops

  • For engineering students seeking experience in Research and Development, Engineering Services Testing, and Plant Operations

Co-ops are hired on a cyclical basis to complement the academic calendar, and able to work in areas with related business needs.

The program features:

Focused Projects to Advance Business Needs

  • Co-ops are a critical part of success in our labs. Co-ops will make direct and measurable contributions by completing specific tasks and project-based work to achieve the dual goal of professional development and the advancement of Olympus’ product and business needs.

Observation, Job Shadowing and Networking

  • Co-ops are essential team members, and as such will attend important business meetings with Olympus managers and staff.
  • Extended presence at Olympus gives co-ops the opportunity to participate in a variety of networking activities in addition to every day work.


Currently, the Olympus Co-Op Program considers candidates that meet the following criteria:

  • Must be Engineering student who has completed his/her freshman year.
  • GPA of 3.25 is required.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills are necessary.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere is necessary.
  • Availability to work for at least 6 months.
  • Mathematical skills in Calculus and Physics are a plus.
  • Previous work experience in the medical device industry is a plus.
  • Experience with a CAD design package, preferably SolidWorks is preferred.
  • Hands-On experience in a lab and shop environment is a plus.

The Application Process:

Our co-op selection process begins several months prior to each program session.

We encourage candidates to apply early as we begin reviewing applications as they are received.

  • Prospective co-ops must complete an online application through Olympus' hiring site, which can be accessed via the links on the top right of this page. The application contains questions that will further our understanding of desired academic scheduling and track interests.
  • 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.