These tips are provided to help you make the most of your career search at Gore.
Opportunities for interns and new graduates are not listed on the Gore Careers website. We partner with selected colleges and universities to hire most of our interns. This list of selected schools provides links to their Career Services offices. If you attend one of these schools, please work through your Career Services office to apply at Gore or to learn about upcoming career events on campus. We also recommend that you browse through the current openings at Gore to become familiar with the types of work we do and the people we're looking for.
If you do not attend one of these schools, the best way to apply for an internship at Gore is to use our online system to create your profile and upload your resume AND contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to direct our attention to your resume. We check this inbox frequently.
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If you join Gore as an intern, you have a much better chance of being hired by Gore for a permanent position once you graduate. Internships are a great way for you to evaluate us--and vice versa--to see if there is potential match for long-term employment.
We hire a select number of PhD and post-doctoral candidates each year for science/technology and product manager positions. We look for candidates with degrees such as Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Statistics, and Materials Science. Although we do not post positions for internships or new graduates, you can search for PhD or post-doctoral positions online.
Gore recruiters and other associates visit the campuses of all our partner schools in the fall to exhibit at career fairs, conduct information sessions, and hold on-campus interviews. Each spring, we conduct information sessions and 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.
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.
If you are selected for interviews with Gore (either on-campus or at a Gore site), be prepared to be asked lots of technical questions as well as behavioral questions throughout your interview process. Lots of 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.
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 is near public transportation routes, so you will need a car, bike, or carpooling arrangements in order to get to work.
Gore generally does not consider candidates for positions who would require sponsorship of a visa to work in the United States on a continuing basis. As our internship program is designed to identify candidates for employment after their graduation we do not consider candidates for internship positions that eventually would require Gore to sponsor a work visa.