Internships & Co-Ops – A Smart Way To Start

If you’re looking for a way to build your professional experience in a Fortune 500 company as a path to landing that first job after college, consider Textron. We are always on the lookout for bright, motivated individuals who want to help us grow our business.

Here’s what you can expect from a Textron internship or co-op program

Through an internship or a co-op, you will experience the same level of responsibility we give to our early career hires. You will have visibility to senior leaders across the business and benefit from the honest dialogue we have with you around performance and career development. It’s the same type of collaboration and feedback our employees experience every day—and is central to our culture of talent development.

In addition to the meaningful work experience they provide, our multi-month internships and co-ops allow both you and us an opportunity to get to know one another better. As a result of this relationship building, many of the early career professionals working for us today began their careers as Textron interns and co-op participants.

How an internship works

Each of our businesses and the corporate headquarters design internship programs to support their specific business needs. Our internship programs are administered locally—at each business and in countries around the world—and serve as ‘feeders’ for the Leadership Development Program.

How a co-op works

In addition to internships, a number of our businesses also offer co-op opportunities. A co-op is a program we view as an extended work experience tied directly through academic course credit to a formal program at your school. Since co-op programs differ by school, each Textron business follows guidelines set by the school.

Types of internships and co-ops available

Intern and co-op programs are available in a number of different functional areas:

  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain & Operations
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Development
  • Communications
  • Government Affairs
  • Program Management
  • Legal