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.

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.

As a reminder, Gore's Internship program is intended to identify individuals for potential employment upon graduation for roles that require all candidates to be authorized to work indefinitely without visa sponsorship within the United States. Gore does not provide sponsorship for visas to work in the U.S. for these roles. If you would require employer sponsorship to continue to work in the U.S. upon graduation or would rely on Optical Practical Training (OPT) work authorization, Gore would not be able to consider you for a position upon graduation.​

An (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student's major area of study and provides up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization for students before completing their academic studies and/or after completing their academic studies. OPT does not provide authorization to work indefinitely without visa sponsorship within the U.S. Candidates relying on OPT for permission to work in the U.S. for an intern role would not have authorization to work indefinitely without visa sponsorship within the U.S. upon graduation.

Since Gore’s internship program is intended to identify individuals for our upcoming graduate program, we would not be able to consider you for an internship if you are unable to work without visa sponsorship within the United States indefinitely upon graduation, and therefore, we would ask that you withdraw from the interview process for this position.

Because Gore is a technology-oriented manufacturer, our internships are nearly all focused on engineering, industrial engineering, supply chain and information technology. We're looking for students in the following majors:

  • Engineering internships: chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, bioengineering/biomedical engineering and electrical engineering
  • Industrial engineering internships: industrial engineering, industrial & systems engineering, industrial & management engineering, engineering management
  • Supply chain internships: supply chain management, operations management, industrial engineering, industrial & systems engineering, engineering management
  • Automation controls internships: electrical engineering, electro-mechanical engineering and electrical engineering technology
  • Information technology internships: business (or management) information systems, information technology, computer science, and cyber/information security

Timeline for Recruiting Interns

December - January We post internship opportunities at our partner schools and on our website for non-partner schools.
January - February We hold interviews with applicants.
February 15 at 11:59pm EST Deadline for applying
Please note: For partner schools, deadlines to be considered for interviews may vary
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.


How to Apply

Applying from a Partner School

Gore partners with selected colleges and universities. If you attend one of these schools, please visit your university's career services site (Handshake.com, Simplicity.com, etc.) to learn more about our available opportunities and to submit an application by the deadline listed in the posting in order to be considered for an interview.

  • Arizona State University
  • California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Clemson University
  • Drexel University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Howard University
  • Lehigh University
  • Michigan State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Maryland - College Park
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Texas Austin
  • 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

The application period for non-partner schools closed on February 15, 2023. Please check back in December 2023 for links to apply to our summer 2024 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 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.

The campus career events for the 2022-2023 recruiting period have all been held. Look back in December 2023 for a list of events for the 2023-2024 recruiting period.

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 you receive our emails, please add collegerecruiting@wlgore.com to your address book.

Interview Questions

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; Phoenix, AZ; Flagstaff, AZ; and Santa Clara, 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.

Drug-Free Workplace

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.

Typical Opportunities

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), drives, robotics, etc. operator interface programming (HMI), motion control (servos, AC and DC drives, hydraulics and pneumatics), project management, specification development, schematic development, machine documentation, data acquisition, facilities infrastructure and electrical distribution.

The design of processing equipment is a key capability at Gore due to the proprietary nature of our products. As a mechanical 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, project documentation and overall project coordination.

As an industrial engineering intern, you will have an opportunity to work with, and learn, business, divisional and functional competencies, with emphasis on supply chain, and manufacturing operations support roles. You will interact extensively with manufacturing, engineering and business and information systems teams to increase productivity and efficiency throughout the Enterprise. Industrial engineering projects span various disciplines including manufacturing execution, manufacturing systems support, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement, value stream mapping and sales operations.

Application Development/Configuration

The software engineering/configuration area of focus is on designing, configuring and delivering software. Within this space you can find yourself working on technical requirements elicitation, software design, development, Continuous Integration & Continuous Deployment, infrastructure automation, cloud-native systems, software support and troubleshooting, legacy system retirement and vendor software configuration. Other specialized roles could include augmented reality exploration, IoT and artificial intelligence and how those technologies can be used at Gore.

Management of Information Systems

The management of information systems area of focus is on people, process and technology factors to help support digital business operations. Potential roles include IT project management, IT quality analysis/testing, analytics/data science and business analysis.

IT Infrastructure and Operations

The infrastructure and operations area of focus is on supporting the underlying technologies to develop, test, monitor, deliver and support IT services. Potential roles could include client support, service desk, system administration and Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud development.

Information/Cyber Security

The information/cyber security area of focus includes vulnerability management, network security, identity and access governance, and incident response. Potential roles could include security analyst, security administrator and incident response analyst.

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.

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.

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.

As a supply chain intern, you will have an opportunity to work with and learn, business, divisional and functional competencies, with emphasis on supply chain roles. You will interact extensively with manufacturing, engineering and business and information systems teams to increase productivity and efficiency throughout the enterprise. Supply chain projects span various disciplines including planning, procurement, logistics, manufacturing systems support and sales operations.