Title:  Production Intern

Requisition ID:  2945

Elk Grove Village, IL, US, 60007

Department:  Human Resources
Travel:  No Travel Required

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry’s best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.


If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.


A World of Difference. Made Possible.



Internship opportunities are available for the Summer of 2024 in our Elk Grove Village, IL facility. Projects may be in the manufacturing Printing, Cutting, Finishing, Maintenance, or Quality departments. During this 12-week paid program, you will gain practical experience on real-life assignments that will put your theoretical knowledge to the test. Not only will you receive on-the-job training, you'll also get exposure to project management and develop a host of transferable skills. This position will work on process improvements that improve facility's KPI's. The Operations Intern will assist in driving best practices in safe operations and ensure the safety of all operations, maintenance, and staff personnel. The ideal candidate must be able to solve problems and make good, timely decisions, exhibit company core values, and be a change agent for continuous improvement. This candidate needs to be a self-starter, be self-directed, take initiative to move forward with ideas, be committed and be able to work with and influence others. Must learn quickly and analyze data.




  • Comfortable working in manufacturing environment
  • Desire to work on projects
  • Leadership skills
  • Good analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Strong oral and written communication abilities
  • Ability and desire to work in a team environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on the needs of the business
  • Proactive and action-oriented personality; comfort within a fast-paced environment and a strong sense of urgency
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proven problem-solving skills; solution focused.




  • Conduct tests to evaluate potential process improvements.
  • Research process equipment, including: obtaining quotes, coordinating product trials, and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in writing standard operating procedures, training manuals, and for delivering training to employees
  • Provide engineering support to other departments as needed.
  • Present to the department periodically and at the end of the internship.



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Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the Poster, EEO is the Law.

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