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Learn. Grow. Connect.

Invent your career through Axalta’s InventU internship program.
Our world-class internship program is focused on providing college-level students with real-world experiences at a leading and fast growing coatings and color organization.

InventU Internship Profile

To qualify for an InventU Internship with Axalta, the student must: 

1. Be enrolled in one of these academic majors (or related):

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Systems
  • Information Management Systems
  • Cyber Security***
  • Business/IT
  • Data Science/Analysis (should have math)
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Human Resources

2. Have completed their sophomore year as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited institution by the starting date of the intern period

3. Demonstrate academic achievement and maintain at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA

4. Be willing to accept the summer employment for at least a 10-week period

5. Authorization to work in the U.S. now and in the future without restrictions or need for future sponsorship

6. Demonstrate superior written and verbal communications skills

7. Be able to demonstrate superior analytical skills

8. Solid proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint)

Preferred Experiences and Skills

  • Previous internship experience (experience in manufacturing industry is preferred)
  • Demonstrated leadership in school activities
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities
  • Lab and/or Project Experience

Key Project Program

Axalta's InventU provides work experiences that align with our participants' academic majors. For example, our Corporate Affairs interns have helped create the Axalta employee intranet and our Chemical Engineer interns have helped to identify multiple data correlations in our paint making process that will help improve Axalta’s dispersion manufacturing. Interns at Axalta become an integral part of the business and interact with and take direction from more seasoned employees and leaders. InventU interns apply their “book learnings” to real world challenges throughout their 10- to 12-week internship program, which can be virtual or on-site.

Past Internship Programs

  • Technology (R&D)
  • Global Mobility
  • Information Technology
  • Corporate Affairs/Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Operations and Supply Chain