GE Internship Profile
- "Work for a company that will light up your resume"
Industries: Financial Services, Manufacturing, Broadcast and Cable
Locations: Hartford, CT
Number of Interns: 101 +
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Academic Credit
Responsibilities: Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Manufacturing, Marketing, Technology
GE traces its beginnings to when Thomas A. Edison established Edison Electric Light Company in 1878. GE is the only company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index today that was included in the original index in 1896. It has been ranked No. 1 by Universum for the best rotational leadership programs, and No. 3 for the quality of its internships. With a wide range of products and services, from aircraft engines and plastics, to medical equipment and media, GE offers interns the ability to gain experience in different industries. In 2009, GE posted earnings of $11.2 billion.
During the program, interns work side-by-side with experts in the business, gaining valuable hands-on experience. Participants apply their theoretical knowledge to real-life business problems and develop their skills in a cutting-edge global environment. Undergraduate internships are available in communications, financial management, engineering and manufacturing, among others. About 50 percent of interns are hired for full-time positions and 80 percent of those in the full-time leadership and development program come from the pool of interns and co-ops.
Rolling. Apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume. Check the website for details, as specific requirements vary. Contact your career center to see if GE recruits on your campus.
Open to full-time students enrolled at any level in a relevant concentration. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for undergraduates and a GPA of at least 3.2 for master’s students. All applicants must have U.S. work authorization.