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Corporate Intern: Summer 2019 Engineering – Product Development

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Location: Mossville, IL, United States
Date Posted: Apr 21, 2019

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For more than 90 years, Caterpillar Inc., has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets.

With 2017 sales and revenues of $45.463 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three primary segments – Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation – and provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

Engineering Internship Program Details:

Caterpillar's Corporate Engineering Intern program is seeking students currently enrolled in a four-year university, to work side by side with engineering professionals to learn and apply themselves on project work within their teams.

Interns are empowered with assignments that provide them with experience and significant opportunities for learning. In addition to this work, Interns are able to network with leaders throughout the company to learn about areas of Caterpillar outside of their assigned team.

Students have the opportunity to deepen their business skills in their assignment through team and/or business partner interactions, develop and conduct presentations, and measuring their success through the performance and evaluation process.

Caterpillar’s Corporate Intern Program has internship positions in the following areas:

Design Job Role: If your interests lies in assisting teams that are focused on designing and developing complex products and component concepts to release to production in a manner to ensure performance, durability, reliability, quality and serviceability globally, Caterpillar has a number of opportunities to challenge interns. Design intern engineers will work to improve the very basis of Caterpillar's machinery.

Test Job Role: If you would prefer to provide support in any number of functional areas which impact design, development, research, test or enhancement of Caterpillar products, processes, systems and methods. Test intern engineers work to keep Caterpillar innovative.

Simulation Job Role: Do you enjoy developing and using computational modeling to gain insight into the performance of design of components, systems, technologies, products or related processes? Simulation engineers perform conventional to moderately complex engineering assignments while building a working knowledge of Caterpillar and its products technologies, processes, services and systems.

Controls Job Role: If you are passionate about coordinating design, development, and testing of controls systems and designing and developing software for controls systems including overall architectural design of software structure and functionality, requirements development, coordination of verification and validation software, a Caterpillar controls intern position would be ideal for you.

Summer 2019: May 20, 2019 – August 9, 2019

This is a 40 hour per week assignment, lasting 12 weeks.

Besides exciting work, Corporate Interns will experience:
• Comprehensive internship orientation
• Travel Reimbursement
• Tours of state-of-the-art manufacturing and research facilities
• Product Demonstrations
• Various social events
• Networking with leadership
• Business skill building
• Career discussion with leaders and experts
• 3 personal days and paid holidays and more!

Applicants will be considered for positions throughout the United States.

At Caterpillar, you build what matters – whether it’s the career you want, crucial work skills, strong relationships or new digital technologies. There are big jobs to be done worldwide – building critical infrastructure, bolstering local economies, meeting the demand for energy – and that work is powered by our people.

Every single Caterpillar employee moves our company forward. Piece by piece, part by part, person by person. Together we create sustainable, world-changing solutions that impact lives around the globe. Join our winning team and help build a better world.



If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application.


Internship Program Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled full time at a 4-year accredited university/college in one of the following degree programs: Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Agricultural/Bio Systems Engineering or Computer Science
  • Minimum 3.0/4.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (no rounding) at current institution
  • Expected graduation date by August 2019 and beyond 
  • 12 completed semester hours at a 4-year university prior to start of internship or currently participating in a Caterpillar student program and will be attending a 4-year university beginning Fall 2019
  • Must be able to relocate to Peoria, IL area or indicated work location for duration of internship, and complete daily work commute using reliable transportation.


Top Candidates will also have: 

  • Leadership experience
  • Previous technical internship, co-op, or research/relevant experience
  • Familiar with company policies and procedures


Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at


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Apr 21, 2019


United States