Caterpillar, Inc. Corporate Intern: Engineering - Product Development - Summer 2019 in East Peoria, Illinois

Corporate Intern: Engineering - Product Development - Summer 2019


For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

We don't just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. We are bringing our industry into the Age of Smart Iron. A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge. It is our team that has allowed this company to accomplish great things. From the construction of the Hoover Dam, to earthquake relief in Indonesia, our employees have never failed to give customers enduring results through superior service and innovation.

Engineering Internship Program Details :

Caterpillar's Corporate Engineering Intern program is seeking students currently enrolled in a four-year university, to work side by side with engineering professionals to learn and apply themselves on project work within their teams.

Interns are empowered with assignments that provide them with experience and significant opportunities for learning. In addition to this work, Interns are able to network with leaders throughout the company to learn about areas of Caterpillar outside of their assigned team.

Students have the opportunity to deepen their business skills in their assignment through team and/or business partner interactions, develop and conduct presentations, and measuring their success through the performance and evaluation process.

Caterpillar’s Corporate Intern Program has internship positions in the following areas :

Design Job Role : If your interests lies in assisting teams that are focused on designing and developing complex products and component concepts to release to production in a manner to ensure performance, durability, reliability, quality and serviceability globally, Caterpillar has a number of opportunities to challenge interns. Design intern engineers will work to improve the very basis of Caterpillar's machinery.

Test Job Role : If you would prefer to provide support in any number of functional areas which impact design, development, research, test or enhancement of Caterpillar products, processes, systems and methods. Test intern engineers work to keep Caterpillar innovative.

Simulation Job Role : Do you enjoy developing and using computational modeling to gain insight into the performance of design of components, systems, technologies, products or related processes? Simulation engineers perform conventional to moderately complex engineering assignments while building a working knowledge of Caterpillar and its products technologies, processes, services and systems.

Controls Job Role : If you are passionate about coordinating design, development, and testing of controls systems and designing and developing software for controls systems including overall architectural design of software structure and functionality, requirements development, coordination of verification and validation software, a Caterpillar controls intern position would be ideal for you.

Research Job Role : Do you prefer to serve as a technical individual contributor on projects and assignments that are complex in nature? If so, you could support and enhance Caterpillar product performance, durability, reliability, quality, and serviceability. The Research function works in conjunction with business partners to lead the development and deployment of technology into products and services to deliver customer value.

Summer 2019: May 2019 – August 2019

This is a 40 hour per week assignment, lasting 12 weeks.

Besides exciting work, Corporate Interns will experience:

  • Comprehensive internship orientation

  • Travel Reimbursement

  • Tours of state-of-the-art manufacturing and research facilities

  • Product Demonstrations

  • Various social events

  • Networking with leadership

  • Business skill building

  • Career discussion with leaders and experts

  • 3 personal days and paid holidays and more!

Applicants will be considered for positions throughout the United States.

Thousands of Caterpillar employees come into work every day. While they perform their daily tasks, they’re really contributing to the work of a powerful global team.

At Caterpillar, we know that innovation happens step-by-step, piece-by-piece, person-by-person. Everyone has a vital role to play at our organization. Modest, small projects can grow and evolve into groundbreaking, world-changing technologies, machines, services and more through collaboration and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Caterpillar couldn’t be the company it is today without the men and women who shape it by producing their best work. Because employees power the success of Caterpillar, the company is committed to empowering the success of the employees. When employees win, so does Caterpillar.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application.

Internship Program Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled full time at a 4-year accredited university/college in one of the following degree programs: Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Minimum 3.0/4.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (no rounding) at current institution

  • Expected graduation date by August 2019 and beyond

  • If a transfer student, must have 12 semester hours completed at 4-year university

  • Must be able to relocate to Peoria, IL area or indicated work location for duration of internship, and complete daily work commute using reliable transportation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience

  • Involvement in Baja SAE, Nasa Robotic Mining or Quarter scale tractor competition teams in college

  • Previous technical internship, co-op, or research/relevant experience

  • Familiar with company policies and procedures

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .

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Primary Location United States-Illinois-East Peoria

Unposting Date: Jun 1, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Req ID: 180004L6