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Corporate Intern: Procurement Summer 2021

Location: East Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2020

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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.


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.


Procurement Internship Program Details:


Our Procurement team is a strategic business partner focused on delivering global procurement services.


The Procurement team manages the purchasing of materials that go into more than 300 products, ranging from construction and mining equipment to diesel and natural gas engines and industrial turbines. We also purchase materials and services needed to operate our business such as, office supplies, perishable tooling, IT hardware and software and more.


As a Procurement intern, you will have the opportunity to work on and provide leadership on many exciting projects such as developing and implementing global sourcing strategies, interfacing with product supply and category teams to deliver cost savings.  Our professionals work closely with our internal customers around the world to ensure we meet their quality, cost, and delivery objectives.


Summer 2021:  May 17, 2021 – August 6, 2021

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
  • Various social events
  • Networking with leadership
  • Intern roundtable discussions
  • Business skill building
  • Career discussion with leaders and experts
  • Resume and Interview workshop
  • 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: Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations Management, Business Management or Business degree with emphasis in Supply Chain

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8/4.0 (no rounding)

  • Expected graduation date of December 2021 and beyond

  • Must have 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 2021

  • Must be able to relocate to indicated work location for duration of internship, and complete daily work commute using reliable transportation

Desired skills:

  • Leadership experience or skills
  • Relevant internship or work experience in functional field or in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to articulate analytical data

Additional Information:

  • Must have a graduation date of December 2021 and beyond

  • Must be willing to relocate

  • Must be willing to travel as requested

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 21, 2020


United States

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