Axalta Coating Systems

Chemistry - Summer Internship

Job Locations US-NC-High Point
Posted Date 3 days ago(4/15/2021 1:44 PM)
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Axalta Coating Systems is looking for a 2021 Intern to work at our High Point, NC facility. 




Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

Primary Responsibilities

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 internship program grows every year and we provide opportunities at one of our many US-based manufacturing sites. The site locations for 2021 include: 

  • Detroit, Michigan area
  • Houston, Texas
  • Jacksonville, Texas
  • Front Royal, Virginia,
  • High Point, North Carolina

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!

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for the High Point, NC internship you must be studying Chemistry as your major at an accredited university or college and have at least a 3.2 GPA in your major. Ideally, we are seeking students who are currently in their Junior year for the 2020-2021 school year and will be rising Seniors during the summer of 2021. We will entertain current Sophomores. Students with previous internship experiences will be given preference.  We also have a strong preference to find candidates who are local to the High Point area.

Please express your interest to be considered for an Axalta internship by applying on-line.



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