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Plastics Engineering Intern Summer 2022

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview


The Corporate Technology Center (CTC) Materials Process & Design group at TE Connectivity invites applications for a Summer Intern position in Plastics Engineering, Polymer Science, or a related field of study to support our team’s polymeric material and extrusion projects.  TE Connectivity is the home of well-known brands of electric and electronic components with a wide span of applications from automotive to the computer industries.  The CTC Materials Process & Design group plays an integral role within the company through supporting and developing leading edge manufacturing technologies related to polymeric material and extrusion innovation.  Our team of experts offers tremendous opportunities for innovation and advancement of original knowledge in the field. 

We seek an energetic and creative intern to support ongoing innovation projects by assisting in the design, development, and testing of novel polymeric material and extrusion technologies.  The applicant should be pursuing a BS, MS, or Ph.D., preferably in Plastics Engineering, Polymer Science, or a similar field of study.  Candidates who enjoy hands-on work in a lab environment are preferred.  The ideal candidate will be an innovative thinker who learns quickly and is able to solve problems creatively while working with minimal supervision.

As an intern at TE Connectivity, you will gain experience working for a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. TE Interns apply their classroom experience to value-add projects that create impact across our businesses.

Throughout the 10-12 week Summer Internship Program, TE Interns receive a high touch onboarding experience to support their transition from school into the workforce. Interns come together weekly for events such as professional development workshops, executive panel discussions, networking events, plant tours, community involvement, etc. Each intern is assigned a mentor, specific to their development & interests to support them with navigating their internship. Our program has been named to Way Up’s Top 100 Internship Programs List for the past two consecutive years & over 96% of our previous interns would recommend TE’s Internship Program to a friend.

 After the internship, students will have gained tangible experience to build their resume & kick start their career. All TE Interns are evaluated and considered for return internships & full-time career opportunities upon graduation.  


What your background should look like:



  • Knowledgeable in polymeric materials, extrusion methodologies such as single screw extrusion, twin screw extrusion, compounding, foaming, and tube extrusion
  • Knowledgeable and hands on experience with mechanical testing equipment for polymers
  • Knowledgeable and hands on experience with injection molding
  • Hands on experience with single screw extrusion for tubing and compounding of materials using twin screw extrusion 
  • Knowledgeable in process monitoring equipment for plastic processing
  • Willingness to conduct literature searches and perform scouting activities on technologies within novel polymeric materials and the extrusion industry to be tested at the CTC labs
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, analyze, and evaluate a wide variety of complex manufacturing issues
  • Innovative problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Pursuing a BS, MS, or Ph.D., preferably in Plastics Engineering, Polymer Science, or a related field of study



This position will be located in Fremont, California.


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter. 

What TE Connectivity Internship Program offers:

Our internship program gives students the opportunity to work on valuable projects that contribute to the success of their team and build on their classroom experience. Throughout the 10-12 week program, interns will be provided with:

Onboarding & Orientation

Professional Development Workshops

Networking Opportunities

Operations Experience

Executive Exposure


Fremont, CA, US, 94555

City:  Fremont
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  80023
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  University Reqs

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Entry Level Engineer, Engineering, Automotive

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