Axalta’s InventU Internship Program is a world-class program focused on providing interns with real-world experiences in their majors. This Program is a strategic people initiative focused on fueling the pipeline for entry level talent into Axalta who not only possess the technical capabilities and potential to grow in Axalta but, possess the values and behaviors as they are aligned with Axalta’s culture.
Axalta’s Industrial Wood Business team is seeking an MBA student with a technical undergraduate degree preferably in engineering for their commercial leadership team located in High Point, North Carolina. The Industrial Wood business is looking to create a pipeline of business/commercial talent to support the long-term business initiatives and seeks to leverage the InventU internship program to identify talent for long-term employment with the business. These interns become an integral part of the Industrial Wood commercial team and will have an opportunity to interact with other members of the broader Refinish business.
This internship will be located in our High Point, North Carolina location and will enjoy the opportunity to work closely with the business leadership and team.
Our commitment to our interns through our InventU Internship program is to provide real-world experiences relative to your major. All interns are provided a key project or key projects that have direct and meaningful impact on the business. These interns become an integral part of the Refinish commercial team and will have an opportunity to interact with other members of the broader Refinish business. Our interns are provided the opportunity to apply their “book learnings” to real world technology challenges.
Besides the assignment of functional-based key projects, our InventU internship program also exposes the entire intern cohort to our executives through our weekly “We Paint Futures” Executive speaker series. All interns are provided a weekly opportunity to hear from various members of our Global Leadership team, to learn about the value their role plays in the broader fabric of a global company, and to benefit from their “words of wisdom” shared based upon their experiences. The Q&A session during each discussion provides the interns the opportunity to ask these executives questions relative to Axalta, their role in Axalta or their personal journey.
The third key element to Axalta’s InventU program is the annual “InventU Summer Summit” during which the interns are brought to our global headquarters in Philadelphia. The interns meet and network with each other, meet and dine with our executives, hear more about Axalta’s Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, engage in professional development exercises, and experience a bit about Philadelphia’s rich history. The highlight of the Summit is a friendly competition among the interns as they present their ideas for solutions to address a business challenge faced by Axalta.
At the conclusion of the InventU internship program, each intern is required to make a formal business presentation to site leadership discussing their Key Project, their approached to their project, the findings they had and value their project and the results provide to the broader Axalta organization. The intern’s ability to link their work to value for the broader organization is a demonstration of critical thinking and business acumen. Decisions are then made to offer each intern the opportunity to return to Axalta for another internship or to offer the intern a full-time job upon completion of their formal education.
Our 2019 InventU Summer Internship will be the 6th year Axalta will sponsor this program in the just 6 years that Axalta has been a standalone company. We welcome you to learn more about Axalta and our internship program on our Axalta.com website and at the various career fairs that Axalta attends. We look forward to meeting you!
To be considered for this internship opportunity, you must be in an accredited MBA program, you must have an undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline and, possess 3-5 years of experience in an industrial manufacturing organization or management consulting. Ideally, we are seeking students who are looking to develop in a General Management capacity in the industrial manufacturing sector.
Please express your interest to be considered for an Axalta internship by applying on line and please reach out to us on-campus.