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Corporate Intern: Human Resources - Summer 2021

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Location: Peoria, IL, United States
Date Posted: Oct 29, 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.

With 2019 sales and revenues of $53.8 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.

HR interns at Caterpillar perform the same challenging work assignments as our new full-time hires. This may include, but is not limited to, assignments in recruiting, talent management, labor relations, learning/development, compensation and benefits, succession management and related human resources disciplines. We work with our teams to ensure that every intern gains the appropriate professional and personal growth necessary to be successful in the corporate environment. Our interns are placed in a variety of HR specialties and locations.


Summer 2021: May 17, 2021 – August 6, 2021  
This is a 40 hour per week assignment, lasting 12 weeks.


Besides exciting and challenging 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

  • Intern roundtable discussions

  • Business skill building

  • Career discussion with leaders and experts

  • Resume and Interview workshop

  • 3 personal days and paid holidays

  • And more! 

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: Human Resources, Business with emphasis in HR coursework or Psychology degree with emphasis in HR coursework

  • Minimum 2.8/4.0 Cumulative GPA (no rounding)

  • Expected graduation date of  December 2021 and beyond

  • 12 completed semester hours at a 4 year university prior to start of internship or currently participating in a Caterpillar student program  

  • Must be able to relocate to Seguin, TX or Peoria, IL for duration of internship, and complete daily work commute using reliable transportation


Desired Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience
  • Previous Human Resources internship or work experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and decision quality
  • Collaborative team member with strong initiative
  • Excellent customer focus
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • 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 based non-immigrant and immigrant visas. However, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website


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Oct 29, 2020


United States