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Gain Exceptional Experience with a Global Leader.

At PPG Industries, we regard interns as professionals rather than students, and offer challenging assignments that have immediate impact on the company while providing exposure to various career options within your discipline. As an intern, you will be assigned managers and mentors who will help you through your projects and offer feedback on your performance. You will also give a final presentation to the management team.

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Our 10-week internships begin in late spring and are located at a variety of manufacturing and research facilities across North America. Internships may vary from year to year, depending on our needs. They are typically focused on the following majors: ceramic engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, finance/accounting, human resources, industrial engineering, information technology, product marketing, mechanical engineering and supply chain.

All internships are paid. Consideration for future internships and full-time employment is based on performance. Our goal is to fill our internship needs no later than the first quarter of the year.

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Interns in assorted disciplines have worked on projects that include:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Developing and testing new paint colors for the Ford technical paint team
Performing quarter roll-forward and closing-process improvements with the financial reporting team
 
 
 
 
 
Handling formulation optimization, including fixing a color issue with Beats headphones
 
 
 
 
Designing a new quality assurance lab and renovating facilities, including bathrooms, flooring and manufacturing lines
 
 
 
 
 
 
Playing a key role in process safety projects, including compliance audits, emergency planning procedures and water risk assessment
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upgrading and installing high-level alarm systems, humidity cabinets and salt spray machines
 
 
 
 
 
 
Handling human resources issues, including regulation and handbook updates, researching MBA target schools for campus recruiting and taking over our Facebook Careers page
 
 
 
 
Building company-branded websites and developing a paint look-up application for iPhones and Androids
 
 
 
 
 
 

Running daily operations and maintenance of a plant

Performing trademark review, consolidation and renewal