Parker LORD

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We envision internships and co-ops as the stepping stones to building our future, with the hopes of leading to full-time employment upon graduation. LORD Corporation is seeking future business leaders who will continue to shape and execute our strategic objectives, ensuring our continued business growth and market success.

At LORD, many careers began as an internship. Our internship program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you are developing at school while contributing to exciting, real-world projects. We regard every intern as a potential full-time employee with strategic importance to our business. We will provide hands-on experience designed to fit your career objectives, complement your academic work and enhance your learning. You will participate in projects that add value to the company, while allowing you to discover your strengths and interests within your field of study. LORD Corporation’s Cooperative Education Co-op Program helps you develop valuable work experience while alternation semesters between school and work. This opportunity is for candidates enrolled in a college/university offering a co-op program.

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Does LORD Corporation have student co-op or internship programs?

Yes, we offer a number of opportunities for students pursuing degrees at all education levels. Our programs are available to students pursuing their bachelor's, master's, Ph.D., and MBA degrees. We also have positions available for recent college graduates. These programs accept new participants each year, based on our business needs.

Who can apply for an internship/co-op?

Any student enrolled full time in a university undergraduate or graduate program is eligible for an internship/co-op with LORD. Students who are applying for an internship or co-op must be seeking a degree in a subject matter related to the position they are applying for, and they must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

What is the difference between an Internship and co-op?

An Internship is described as a student enrolled on a full time basis in a college/university who works for a designated period of time under supervision to obtain valuable and practical work experience.  Student interns will work primarily during the summer months and then return to school on a full-time basis in the fall.  On occasion, we will have interns work on a part-time basis during the school year, typically 8-15 hours per week.

A co-op is described as a student enrolled on a full time basis in a structured cooperative education program with a college/university. Co-op students are provided academic credit for structured work experience. Typically, co-ops will work for a company for at least three work terms alternating with school terms, resulting in a five-year degree program. LORD Corporation offers summer internships as well as co-ops for the spring, summer, and fall work terms.

What is the best way to apply for an internship?

We recruit co-ops and interns using the same process we use for full-time hires. Those interested are required to submit their application online at lord.com. You may also want to make arrangements to visit with our recruiters in person at an area LORD recruiting event. LORD participates in recruiting events at colleges and universities across the country. To locate the recruiting events we will be attending, view our University Events Calendar. These events are updated regularly, so keep checking the website.

What opportunities are available to me if I am graduating or have graduated and am seeking a full-time position?

All positions will be posted on lord.com, and most new graduates are hired through direct hire positions, but we also have a variety of new college graduate rotational programs such as the Career Foundations Program and the Technical Sales Development Program. Information about these programs can be found on the Career Paths page.

Can I apply to more than one opening?

Yes. Every position is filled separately, so you should submit a CV/resume for every opportunity and location for which you would like to be considered.

When is a good time to start looking for internship/co-op openings?

LORD Corporation conducts interviews for student positions which can be posted at any time throughout the year. We recommend you apply to an internship or co-op at least 6 months in advance, or as soon as they are posted on lord.com, as our positions fill up quickly. Career fairs and other university events are great opportunities for you to learn more about what positions are available. Our upcoming university events will be continually updated on our University Events Calendar.

What can I expect to receive from an Internship/co-op with LORD?

As an intern/co-op, you can expect to receive hands-on experience designed to fit your career objectives, complement your academic work, and enhance your learning. You will participate in challenging work assignments and projects that add value to the company, while allowing you to discover your strengths and interests within your field of study.

How can I benefit from working with LORD in the long term?

Our internship/co-op program will prepare you for your future career and allow you to develop and improve your skill set. In addition to real-world work experience, we offer various opportunities to network within the organization and participate in enrichment opportunities outside of your general day-to-day tasks. These include Lunch n' Learns, facility tours, volunteer work, Blueprints for Success workshops, etc. Every student is regarded as a potential full-time employee with LORD Corporation, and you may have the opportunity during the course of your work term to interview for full-time opportunities.

What are Lunch n' Learns and Blueprints for Success workshops?

These are two examples of enrichment opportunities we offer students during their work term. Lunch n' Learns provide information about various departments and products within LORD as well as our partnership with external customers and industries. The Blueprints for Success workshops are a unique learning opportunity for students to enhance their professional skills such as resume building, interview preparation, creating professional social media accounts, etc.


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