Axalta’s InventU Internship Program is a world-class program focused on providing interns with real-world experiences in their majors. This program is a strategic people initiative focused on fueling the pipeline for entry level talent into Axalta who not only possess the technical capabilities and potential to grow in Axalta but, possess the values and behaviors as they are aligned with Axalta’s culture.
Our commitment to our interns through our InventU Internship Program is to provide real-world experiences relative to your major. All interns are provided a key project or key projects that have direct and meaningful impact on the business. Our interns become an integral part of the engineering team at the plant and have an opportunity to interact with more seasoned engineers and other functional professionals and leaders. Our interns are provided the opportunity to apply their “book learnings” to real world engineering challenges.
Besides the assignment of functional-based key projects, our InventU internship program also exposes the entire intern cohort to our executives through our weekly “We Paint Futures” Executive speaker series. All interns are provided an opportunity to hear from various members of our Global Leadership team, to learn about the value their role plays in the broader fabric of a global company, and to benefit from their “words of wisdom” shared based upon their experiences. The Q&A session during each discussion provides the interns the opportunity to ask these executives questions relative to Axalta, their role in Axalta or their personal journey.
The third key element to Axalta’s InventU program is the annual “InventU Summer Summit” during which the interns are brought to our global headquarters in Philadelphia. The interns meet and network with each other, meet with executives, hear more about Axalta’s Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, engage in professional development exercises, and experience Philadelphia’s rich history. The highlight of the Summit is a friendly competition among the interns as they present their ideas for solutions to address a business challenge faced by Axalta.
At the conclusion of the program, each intern is required to make a formal business presentation to site leadership discussing their key projects approach, key findings, value, and the results their project provides to the broader Axalta organization. The intern’s ability to link their work to value for the broader organization is a demonstration of critical thinking and business acumen.
We welcome you to learn more about Axalta and our internship program here or at the various career fairs that Axalta attends. We look forward to meeting you!
To be considered for an internship you must be studying mechanical/chemical engineering or related discipline as your major at an accredited university or college and have at least a 3.0 GPA in your major. Ideally, we are seeking students who are currently in their Junior year for the 2022-2023 school year and will be rising Seniors during the summer of 2023. We will entertain current Sophomores. Students with previous internship experiences will be given preference.
Please express your interest to be considered for an Axalta internship by applying on line and please reach out to us on-campus.
Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by investing in its innovative solutions. We engineer technologies that protect customer’s products - whether they are battling heat, light, corrosion, abrasion, moisture, or chemicals – and add dimension and beauty with colorful finishes. We have a vast and ever-evolving portfolio of brands primed to play an important part in everything from modernizing infrastructure around the world to enabling the next generation of electric and autonomous vehicles.
Axalta operates its business in two segments: Performance Coatings and Mobility Coatings, which serve four end markets, including Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Our diverse global footprint allows us to deliver solutions to over 140+ countries and coat 30 million vehicles per year. We’ve recently set an exciting 2040 carbon neutrality goal, in addition to 10 other sustainability goals, and we take pride in working with our customers to optimize their businesses and achieve their goals.