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Title:  Summer Paid Internship

Requisition ID:  9406-159

Phoenixville, PA, US, 19460

Category:  Quality and Continuous Improvement
Travel:  No Travel Required
Pay Grade: 

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child’s cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! 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 care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.


With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader 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. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.


Inspired Packaging.  A World of Difference.




Responsibilities for participants in the internship program will include:

  • Participate on department specific projects addressing real world problems in a manufacturing and service oriented environment.
  • Support one of the following departments: Quality Control, Health, Safety and Environment, and Maintenance/Engineering
  • Applying insight attained from academic research to every day problem solving opportunities
  • Lead one or more projects that will be started and completed within the summer.
  • Assist in maintaining and modifying existing information and control systems.
  • Assist in writing standard operating procedures on new processes.
  • Provide engineering support to other departments as needed.
  • Present to the department leadership weekly progress on projects
  • Present end of period capstone project to senior leadership at the end of the internship
  • Shares an obligation to protect and strengthen Graphic Packaging International’s good reputation in our relationships with customers, employees, suppliers, competitors, investors, and governmental agencies, and to act consistently with our core values: Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Relationships, and Teamwork.

Required Skills

  • Proficient with MicroSoft Office, Outlook ,and internet research skills
  • Requires use of all general office equipment (e.g. fax, copier, telephone, etc.)
  • Proven track record of identifying opportunities and the ability to recommend and implement improvements
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Leader with exceptional communication skills, good organization, and the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and influence others
  • Needs to be a self-starter, self-directed, and willingness to take action to move forward with ideas


Required Experience

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 EEO is the Law Poster.


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