Caterpillar Corporate Intern: Information Technology – Summer 2018 in East Peoria, Illinois

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. We don't just build great products, we pair them with the newest digital technologies and analytics to solve problems and anticipate customer needs. We are bringing our industry into the Age of Smart Iron. A lasting legacy of talented and committed employees give Caterpillar its competitive edge. It is our team that has allowed this company to accomplish great things. From the construction of the Hoover Dam, to earthquake relief in Indonesia, our employees have never failed to give customers enduring results through superior service and innovation.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Information Technology Internship Program Details:

We have excellent opportunities for interns in our Information Technology team. This is a great way to gain hands on experience with an exciting manufacturing company in your field of interest. Below are a few areas of open internship positions.

Application Support & Development- As an Application Development intern, you will be assigned to a team developing and supporting IT applications that are used globally by internal and external process partners. Our applications are both purchased and in-house developed, within a complex environment integrated across the functional areas of our company.

This provides a significant challenge and the ability to work on varying tools and software languages to help our end users be effective. Students will join a team to define, develop, implement, integrate, and support world-class information systems using a broad tool base of Java, .Net, Cobol, SAP, Service Oriented Architecture, DataStage, WebSphere, scripting, Oracle, and DB2 technologies.

IT Security- Students will test and monitor information security controls, analyze IT security incidents, and manage security system updates, software installations, user management, malware, and threat intelligence.

Mobile Collaboration- Students will work to provide and support internal and external user's mobile applications.

CloudTechnologies- Caterpillar is aggressively pursuing public cloud computing with multiple cloud based platforms. Jobs in this space include cloud platform as a service application development. Cloud solution architecture, cloud security best practices, and the creation of foundational cloud capabilities.

Enterprise Data, Micro Services, and Analytics Platforms -Students will be directly engaged in strategic programs to deploy Caterpillar’s enterprise data platform. This enterprise data platform is based on emerging cloud technologies -- ingesting data from a diverse group of business domains where it is harmonized into common models and micro services that drive business insights and new digital business models. Students will be placed into two primary roles, Data Engineer and Software Engineer. Data Engineers will design and build the data pipeline from source to value, and Software Engineers will design and build micro-services applications that deliver common reusable logic.

Summer 2018: May 21, 2018 – August 10, 2018

This is a 40 hour per week assignment, lasting 12 weeks.

Besides exciting work, Corporate Interns will experience:

  • Comprehensive internship orientation

  • Travel Reimbursement

  • Tours of state-of-the-art manufacturing and research facilities

  • Product Demonstrations

  • Various social and networking events

  • Exposure to IT leaders and experts

  • Intern roundtable discussions

  • Business skill development

  • Career discussion with leaders and experts

  • Resume and Interview workshop

  • 3 personal days and paid holidays

  • And more!

Applicants will be considered for positions throughout the United States.

Thousands of Caterpillar employees come into work every day. While they perform their daily tasks, they’re really contributing to the work of a powerful global team. At Caterpillar, we know that innovation happens step-by-step, piece-by-piece, person-by-person. Everyone has a vital role to play at our organization. Modest, small projects can grow and evolve into groundbreaking, world-changing technologies, machines, services and more through collaboration and teamwork in a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Caterpillar couldn’t be the company it is today without the men and women who shape it by producing their best work. Because employees power the success of Caterpillar, the company is committed to empowering the success of the employees. When employees win, so does Caterpillar.


/If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application./

Internship Program Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled full time at a 4-year accredited university/college in an IT related degree program or sequence

  • Minimum cumulative GPA requirement 3.0 (no rounding)

  • Expected graduation date December 2018 and beyond

  • Must be able to relocate to Peoria, IL area or indicated work location for duration of internship, and complete daily work commute using reliable transportation.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience

  • Previous internship in Information Technology

  • Familiar with company policies and procedures

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills, must be detail oriented

  • Customer focused

  • Display high sense of urgency

  • Effective time management skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to work independently or as a collaborative team member

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website

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Job: *Information Technology

Title: Corporate Intern: Information Technology – Summer 2018

Location: Illinois-East Peoria

Requisition ID: 170007VY