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Get hands-on experience solving real-life challenges while networking and building relationships across functions and plants, as well as with other interns.

Internships at Gore

Students, Upcoming & Recent Grads

(without a permanent U.S. work visa)

Use the links below to find opportunities in other regions.

We offer a variety of opportunities for interns at Gore. Internships are a great way for you to evaluate us--and vice versa--to see if there is a potential match for long-term employment. As a Gore intern, you will own a project that will call on your technical skills that can be wrapped up before you leave. You will be encouraged to network and build relationships across functions and plants, as well as with other interns. In addition, we will provide you with some organized social and networking opportunities to help you get connected to other interns and Gore associates.

Timeline for Recruiting Interns
December - January We post internship opportunities at our partner schools and on our website for non-partner schools.
February We hold on-campus interviews or phone interviews with applicants.
February 15 Deadline for applying
March - April We select students for the internships, make offers and hire interns.
May - August Interns work at Gore for a minimum of 10 weeks.
The deadline to apply for the Gore 2016 summer internship program was February 15, 2016. Applications are no longer being accepted for this year. The application process for the Gore 2017 summer internship program will begin December 2016.

Who are we looking for?

Students who have completed at least their sophomore year of college and who will be returning to school after their summer internship is complete.


Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. on a continuing basis and will not sponsor visas for internship roles. As our internship program is designed to identify candidates for employment after their graduation, we also do not consider candidates for internship positions who eventually would require sponsorship of a work visa to continue to work in the U.S.


Because Gore is a technology-oriented manufacturer, our internships are nearly all focused on engineering and manufacturing operations.

  • Engineering internships: Gore is primarily seeking students majoring in areas such as chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, bioengineering/biomedical engineering and electrical engineering.
  • Manufacturing operations internships: Gore is seeking students majoring in areas such as industrial engineering, operations management and supply chain.
  • Occasionally we have opportunities for automation controls internships. For these opportunities, we seek students majoring in electrical engineering, electro-mechanical engineering and electrical engineering technology.
How to Apply for an Internship

Applying from a Partner School

We have partnerships with selected colleges and universities where we interview on campus. If you attend one of these schools, please contact Career Services at your school to find out when Gore will be visiting your campus and how to apply to our campus interviews through your school's system.

  • Arizona State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lehigh University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

We have selected these schools based on assessment of their ranking, curriculum, location, and likelihood that its students will relocate to a Gore location. Although Gore makes ongoing commitments to recruit interns and new grads from these schools, we welcome candidates from other schools as well.

Applying from a Non-Partner School

If you do not attend one of our partner schools, please check back in late December 2016 for links to apply to our summer 2017 internship opportunities.

Typical Opportunities for Interns

Process Engineering

As a process engineering intern, you will work on small teams on process improvement and modification, expansion of process capabilities and further enhancement of ePTFE technology while ensuring a safe and cost-effective work environment. You will contribute to the installation, operation, maintenance and upgrade of production and testing equipment, equipment layout and workflow.

Design Engineering

The design and control of mechanical processing equipment is a key capability at Gore due to the unique and proprietary nature of our products. As a design engineering intern, you will be involved in the design and improvement of new and existing production equipment. You will team with other engineers to conceptualize, design, and build equipment to manufacture a broad range of products. You may be involved in specification and purchasing of sub-assemblies, production of shop-ready prints utilizing 2- and 3-D CAD systems and overall project coordination.

Quality Engineering

As a quality engineering intern, your project(s) may involve the evaluation of product performance and/or ongoing monitoring and evaluation of materials, designs, processes, tests and products through the life cycle of the product from technology development through to high volume manufacturing.

Product Development Engineering

As an intern involved in product development, you will work on small teams to develop new products or improve existing products. Projects may include: involvement in planning and designing new products, equipment and product applications; prototype installation and operation; recording and analyzing data gathered from prototype testing; and working with end users to facilitate design solutions and product innovations based on customer needs.

Manufacturing Engineering/Operations Management

As a manufacturing operations intern, you will be responsible for driving one or more projects; some of which may be completed during your internship. Gore's manufacturing operations include such functions as planning, procurement, manufacturing leadership, logistics, quality, environmental health and safety and lean manufacturing. You will have an opportunity to work with and learn business, divisional and functional competencies, emphasizing supply chain and manufacturing support functions. You will interact extensively with manufacturing, engineering and business teams to increase productivity throughout the enterprise.

Automation Controls Engineering

As an automation controls intern, you may get to be part of the design, installation and/or support of some of the most unique machines and processes in the industry. Typical projects may include hardware selection, instrumentation, machine programming (PLC), operator interface programming (HMI), drives programming, motion control, project management, specification development, schematic development, machine documentation, data acquisition, facilities infrastructure and electrical distribution.

Tips & Information

Campus Career Events

Gore recruiters and other associates visit the campuses of all our partner schools each spring to conduct information sessions and hold on-campus interviews. If you attend one of these schools, please work through your Career Services office to apply for an internship at Gore or to learn about upcoming career events on campus.

Your Resume

Take the time to create a good resume. In addition to highlighting the obvious things like work and school experience, we look for evidence of teamwork, leadership, communication skills and hands-on aptitude and experience. If selected for an interview, be prepared to share relevant examples of your personal qualities and professional qualifications.

Because Gore operates in 30 countries worldwide, any language skills or experience you may have working or living in other cultures are a plus. Be sure to highlight these on your resume.

Email Communications

Our recruiters often use email to communicate with applicants. To ensure that you receive our emails, please add to your address book.

Interview Questions

If you are selected for interviews with Gore be prepared to be asked technical questions as well as behavioral questions throughout your interview process. Many factors make for a good fit with Gore. For engineering positions, one of those factors is a high level of technical skill and aptitude in order to prepare you for the technical challenge of the work you will be doing at Gore.

Compensation and Benefits

Internships for students at Gore are always paid internships that typically take place over the summer. In the U.S., Gore hires interns for its sites in Newark, Delaware; Elkton, Maryland; Landenberg, Pennsylvania; Wall, New Jersey; Phoenix, Arizona; and Flagstaff, Arizona. We provide temporary housing for interns who do not live locally. However, none of these locations are near public transportation routes, so you will need a car, bike or carpooling arrangements in order to get to work.

Drug-Free Workplace

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. EEO/AA Employer.

Contact Us

If you would like additional information or if you have any questions about internships at Gore please contact us and a member of our college recruiting team will get back to you.