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Quidel Corporation Summer Intern, Instrument Systems Product Development Engineering in United States

Summer Intern, Instrument Systems Product Development Engineering San Diego, CA USA

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Quidel Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic healthcare solutions serving to enhance the health and well-being of people around the globe with well-known and respected products that provide healthcare professionals with accurate and cost-effective diagnostic information at the point of care (POC). Our core competencies and capabilities focus on immunoassay and molecular testing in the areas of: infectious and cardiovascular disease, women’s health, and virology.

Quidel continues to supply doctors, clinicians, and healthcare professionals around the world with rapid test results for infectious disease, while developing our next generation of platforms and testing options for new areas of focus. Quidel is excited to be offering a paid internship within our Instrument Systems department at our San Diego facility in Mira Mesa. The focus of the internship will be Product Development Engineering. The planned start date for internship is on or around June 15th with an estimated end date of August 15th.


The Quidel Instrument Systems department has a Product Development Engineering internship opportunity for an undergraduate student (Junior or Senior year) enrolled in a Science, Mechanical/Biological Engineering, or similar curriculum. The intern can expect to perform 3D CAD, 3D printing, and prototyping for the Product Development team. Also, the intern can assume to setup/perform testing(s), take measurements, and write report analyses for the development of new assays, while helping with the processing of 12 Sofia assays currently in development. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and beginner level SolidWorks.

Job Requirements


Quidel has high expectations of our selected interns. The projects focused on are important to the continued success of our business. Interns should be prepared to fully commit to the start and end dates proposed and will need to travel between our Sorrento Valley and Mira Mesa locations. Any required alternation to timelines should be included in the application process. Interns are expected to maintain the same professionalism and confidentiality as our employees. As the internship program comes to an end interns will be expected to give a presentation on their process, findings, and results. Interns are expected to provide their own housing, travel, and any other requirements necessary for their participation in this program. Quidel will not pay for or reimburse for any travel, room, board, or other expense incurred.


Create a profile via our online career portal and submit a resume outlining your academic background and experience. We interested in hearing about all you have done and plan to do! Please include:

  • Attending college/university

  • Degree being pursued

  • Academic Year (junior, senior, graduate student, etc.)

  • Planned Graduation Date

  • Detailed contact information (phone number/email address)

  • US Work Authorization Status (are you authorized to work in the US?)

In addition, we would like to hear what specifically about you, your background, and your future career goals make you the best fit for this particular opportunity. Short essays are welcomed, but feel free to get creative using any medium you see fit. If you are not able to attach the file to your profile please send it via email to Please be sure to include your first and last name, along with the job number from the posting.

Quidel is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans). We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.