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Sonoco Internship - Manufacturing/Operations (Plastics) in Franklin Park, Illinois

The Sonoco internship program is designed to “test the waters” of working in the manufacturing and packaging industry. You will spend your summer working in a specific division on impactful projects, establishing an understanding of Sonoco's culture and processes, as well as developing a business mindset.

The program is a blend of hands-on experiences and opportunities. Throughout the program you can expect to gain a better understanding of your future potential at Sonoco through valuable project work. Our internship program is designed to be a step towards joining the Emerging Leaders Program or other entry level positions upon graduation.

With approximately 150 locations in 34 states, your internship could be anywhere. We ask that all interns be open to relocation for the summer.

All internships last approximately 12 weeks. Your start/end date can vary based on your final exam schedule and relocation needs. Internships are paid, and relocation assistance is provided (U-Haul cargo trailer). We also provide a housing and activity allowance, and Sonoco sponsored activities with other interns and new Emerging Leaders Associates.

To become an intern with Sonoco, there are a few key things you’ll need to have/had:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Masters degree program in Engineering, Sciences, Technology or Business majors

  • Previous internship experience (preferably in Manufacturing or functional area)

  • Proven leadership experience

  • Technical aptitude

  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

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We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE: SON) is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5.4 billion, the Company has 23,000 employees working in approximately 300 operations in 36 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to creating sustainable products, services and programs for our customers, employees and communities that support our corporate purpose of Better Packaging. Better Life. The Company ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 2019 as well as Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies.

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