During college, you develop knowledge and skills that prepare you for success in the real world. Still, the best preparation is experience working in a professional environment. During an internship, you can apply what you’re learning in school, develop professional habits, and contribute to a thriving company. Along with the insights you develop in an internship, you get real working experience on your resume that gives you a boost as you officially enter the workforce.
Gore offers a variety of opportunities for student interns to get valuable experience working for a global enterprise. Internships are a great way for you to evaluate us — and vice versa — to see if there’s a potential match for long-term employment. As a Gore intern, you’ll own a project calling on the skills you’ve developed in your field of study; you’ll work to wrap up the project before your internship ends.
During your time at Gore, you’ll be encouraged to network and build relationships across functions and plants, as well as with other interns. We want to help you grow and develop during your time at Gore; we will provide 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 We’re Looking For
Gore interns are 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 will not consider candidates for internship roles who currently are on a Visa or require Visa sponsorship, as our internship program is designed to identify candidates for employment who are eligible to work within the U.S. on a continuing basis after their graduation.
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.
- Automation controls internships: Occasionally we seek students majoring in electrical engineering, electro-mechanical engineering and electrical engineering technology.
How to Apply
Applying from a Partner School
Gore partners 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 don’t attend one of our partner schools, please check back in late December 2016 for links to apply to our summer 2017 internship opportunities.
Tips for Applying
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.
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.
Our recruiters often use email to communicate with applicants. To ensure you receive our emails, please add [email protected] to your address book.
If you’re selected for interviews with Gore, be prepared to answer questions relevant to your field of study 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, DE; Elkton, MD; Landenberg, PA; Wall, NJ; Phoenix, AZ; Flagstaff, AZ; and Sunnyvale, CA. We offer a temporary housing program for interns who do not live locally. However, none of our housing or plant locations are near public transportation routes, so you will need a car, bike or carpooling arrangements in order to get to work.
Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.
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.
The design and control of mechanical processing equipment is a key capability at Gore due to the 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.
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 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.