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Title:  Summer Paid Internship - Quality/Continuous Improvement

Requisition ID:  12405-159
Location: 

Phoenixville, PA, US, 19460

Category:  Hourly Production & Manufacturing
Travel:  No Travel Required

Summer is almost here, and it's time to prepare for our Annual Summer Paid Internship Program! Graphic Packaging International is actively looking for dynamic college talent to join us this summer at our plant in Valley Forge, PA.

Eligible Candidates will be:

  • Actively in sophomore year or higher in accredited college or university
  • Major in: Engineering (preferred), Business Administration and/or a relevant major  to the folding carton field.

During the internship, job duties could include:

  • Conducts audits on each piece of machinery in the printing, cutting and finishing departments using the quality assurance check list.
  • Sets up quality checks daily and other tests on an as needed basis
  • Pulls quality customer samples from production floor or plant daily.
  • Makes Customer sample books when needed.
  • Performs various office work, including filing and logging of information and statistics. .
  • 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.

Possible Projects based on Intern’s Major / Area of Concentration:

  • Performs full 5S analysis of the various departments.
  • Study waste patterns and develop methods to reduce COV (cost of variance)
  • Assist in the development of quality check analysis
  • Present to the department periodically and to senior leadership at the end of the internship

Required Skills

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent 
  • Currently working on associates, undergraduate, four-year degree
  • Desire to learn manufacturing and leadership concepts 
  • Ability to apply academic knowledge to real world work environments

Required Experience






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.


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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