Title:  Business Intern IV

Requisition ID:  629

Newton, IA, US, 50208

Department:  Hourly Plant & Mill (Except Maintenance Roles)
Travel:  No Travel Required

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.


Interns are responsible for providing support to the assigned Department Managers.  Must be able to solve problems and make good, timely decisions, exhibit company core values, and be a change agent for continuous improvement. Interns will work on process improvement projects.  A successful candidate will assist in driving best practices in safe operations, will be a self-starter, and willing to take initiative to move forward with ideas.  The individuals we seek will be pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in:  Paper Engineering, Graphics, Technology, Manufacturing, Management or Human Resources), have strong computer skills - Microsoft Office and Access are a plus, and have a working knowledge of Printing and Packaging.



  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment
  • Desire to deliver results
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven problem-solving skills


  • 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 and training manuals
  • Provide engineering support as needed
  • Present to leadership on progress of project(s)

Nearest Major Market: Des Moines