Full-time, Part-time

Pittsburgh, PA 15259

PPG Prime is a highly selective program with a primary goal of developing PPG's future leaders. The program starts with Primers, a freshman-focused program allowing selected students to build professional skills and engage with top leaders in PPG's businesses. This week-long program is held once a year at our global headquarters in Pittsburgh or on a virtual platform.

The following year, selected students from Primers will be offered a summer internship within our Global IT organization. Interns will assume real responsibilities and gain work experience. Within each of our different organizations, participants are given challenging work projects designed to expose students to different opportunities for real-life business initiatives and stretch their academic knowledge. Each internship will feature a different focus and a committee of PPG's senior business leaders will oversee your progress and development throughout the program to help support your personal and professional growth.

Tracks could include rotations focused in:
  • Business Analysis
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Software Development
The typical program includes:
  • One-week long program held at our global headquarters in Pittsburgh
With the possibility for:
  • One 12-week internship your Sophomore year
  • One 12-week internship your Junior year
Selection criteria for Primers:

Candidates will be evaluated and selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential, communication skills, and interest in a career in information technology.

To qualify for the Primers program, students must:

1. A first-year student enrolled and focused in one of these academic programs:
  • Computer Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • Business Technology
  • Another related field
2. As a full-time undergraduate student, maintain a 3.0 GPA.

3. Ability to travel to Pittsburgh or other PPG facilities as needed.

4. Be a citizen of the U.S. or possess authorization to work in the United States permanently.

To continue within the program, students must maintain enrollment in one of the above-listed programs and keep the GPA requirement.

Full-time opportunities

PPG Prime intern students will be considered for full-time employment opportunities during their senior year. Performance during students' academic careers and performance during their PPG internships will be important factors in the employment decision.

PPG: We protect and beautify the world.

At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

Why join us:

With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.
  • Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
  • You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
  • Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
  • Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.
  • You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.
Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world.

PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.

PPG offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG's affirmative action plan by emailing ppgaap@ppg.com.

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Posting ID: 678934206 Posted: 2022-03-17 Job Title: Primer Internship Program