Cardinal Health Internship Program 2019

Cardinal Health Internship Applications

You can find out about Cardinal Health current internship recruitment and apply at Cardinal Health the same time. You can review the application process for the internship program and get detailed information about the department you want to apply for. Catch a chance to make a difference in your career by doing an internship at the Cardinal Health!

Available Internship Positions: Summer Intern, MBA Intern

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Undergrad Internships

Undergraduate Internship Program

As a participant in our summer internship program, you’ll work on meaningful and exciting projects during your summer break to gain the hands-on experience you need to prepare for a career in the Fortune 500. You’ll interact with other Cardinal Health professionals, business partners, customers and vendors, making meaningful contributions to real-world projects from day one. You’ll participate in a formalized program, increasing your knowledge of Cardinal Health and the healthcare industry. You’ll even develop essential leadership skills. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be given the opportunity to explore different career paths and interview for full-time roles.


Projects: Contribute to the bottom line by assuming large responsibilities through meaningful work and challenging projects and present your findings to leadership at the completion of your internship.

Committees: Participate in intern-run committees and enhance your leadership skills by focusing on an area of interest outside your daily workload.


Community service: Embrace the importance of giving back to our local communities by participating in community service events with fellow interns and other employees across the country.

Teambuilding: Challenge yourself while building trust and support among the intern class through teambuilding activities.


Employee resource groups: Join one of the seven Employee Resource Groups such as the Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) or the African American Network (AAN) to expand your network.

Executive interaction: Connect with the CEO and other executives at the Intern Welcome Dinner and through the Executive Speaker Series.


Mentor and intern advisor: Receive career advice and feedback one-on-one from your mentor or in a small group setting from your intern advisor.

Future opportunities: Explore full-time positions and options for post-grad including EMERGE, our entry-level leadership development program where participants rotate through different departments and locations.

Professional workshops: Enhance your business acumen by attending career development and educational workshops.


Cardinal Health has two primary locations for summer internships – Dublin, Ohio or Waukegan, Illinois. Dublin is a suburb of Columbus and home to Cardinal Health’s corporate headquarters. Waukegan sits 30 miles outside of Chicago and is home to both corporate and customer service functions. Additional internship opportunities are often available in various locations throughout the United States.

Who should apply?

Cardinal Health primarily recruits current, full-time students who meet the following criteria:

  • Progression toward a bachelor’s degree in a related field to the internship
  • Recommended GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Relevant coursework and/or projects
  • Previous internship experience preferred, but not required
  • Strong leadership, communication and analytical skills
  • Established work ethic and ambition
  • Extensive community service and/or extracurricular activities
  • Process and results orientation
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; Cardinal Health will not sponsor students for work visas or other employment authorization

Note: If you are offered a position and you accept that position, the offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a drug test, completion of a background investigation, and demonstrated evidence that you are eligible to work for any employer in the United States.

All applications will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. In order to be considered, students must apply for the Summer Internship Program.

MBA Internship Program

The MBA Internship Program is an intensive 10-12 week opportunity that provides work within a fast-paced and challenging environment. MBA interns contribute to meaningful projects, interacting and working side by side with industry experts. Our company relies heavily on our internship talent pool to fill full-time positions. As an intern with Cardinal Health, you will have the opportunity to interact with other interns and participate in tours, executive speaker series, and presentations that will increase your knowledge of Cardinal Health as well as develop your leadership skills.

Who should apply?

We recommend full time students who are in the first year of their MBA program and meet the following criteria apply for a summer internship at Cardinal Health:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Progression toward an MBA with a focus in Finance, Strategy or Marketing
  • Relevant coursework and/or projects
  • Previous work experience recommended
  • Strong leadership, communication and analytical skills
  • Established work ethic and ambition
  • Extensive community service and/or extracurricular activities
  • Process and results orientation


Opportunities are available in the following areas:


Our finance team has a wide range of roles and opportunities ranging from financial planning and analysis, deal management, strategic sourcing and treasury. The finance organization partners with our businesses to develop strategy, ensure sound controls and drive decision-making and business performance.


Marketing is responsible for assessing customer needs, market conditions and competition to develop successful business strategies. Marketing works to identify where value can be created, using the voice and needs of the customer, to translate insights into products, services, experiences and solutions to help our customers thrive in the changing world of healthcare. Opportunities in marketing include brand management, product or services marketing, and digital/e-commerce.


Strategy helps design, evaluate, and execute on the growth initiatives of the company. Executing on these initiatives requires sharp business acumen and deep understanding of the corporate decision-making process. Growth can encompass both eternal (mergers and acquisitions, commercial partnerships, investments) and internal (business unit re-positioning and leveraging current capabilities) tactics. Opportunities include strategy roles in the Corporate, Medical or Pharmaceutical business segments.

How to Apply for Intern at Cardinal Health;

Using the link below you can list all current intern positions and apply to the position that suits you.

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