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Part Time Intern - Project Coordinator

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Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 1, 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 $45.462 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.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

This is an entry-level position that requires a familiarity with computers and the standard suite of Microsoft Office Applications, and eventually with the project management software and operating platform. The incumbent will help support the Program Management Group. 

Intern will interact with PMO personnel and customer teams to provide support services to facilitate and develop project schedules and high-level reports. Incumbents may perform all or portions of the following duties: Develops high-level reports at the local work site under direction of the supervisor. Adheres to established group policies and procedures for project management at local work site; incumbent may be responsible for entering project data from planning sessions, project updates, works with project team members to resolve logic and other schedule quality errors, and works with the Program Coordinator to resolve those errors. Maintains schedule templates and database structure under close direction of the supervisor. Good interpersonal skills, an ability to work effectively in a team environment, computer competency, good keyboarding skills, and an attention to detail are required.

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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled full time at a 4-year accredited university/college in one of the following degree programs: Project Management, Business, or Engineering
  • Applicant must attend 4-year university within driving distance to the facility in which they will be working
  • Graduation date of May 2022 or beyond
  • Applicant must be able to work 15-20 hours per week
  • GPA requirements: minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0

Top Candidates will also have:

  • Experience using project management tools (e.g. Microsoft Project)
  • Experience assisting with or leading planning sessions
  • Leadership experience

This is a part time opening located in East Peoria, IL. Relocation is not available for this position

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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Oct 1, 2019


United States