Job Summary: An Engineering Intern/Co-op will gain a hands-on experience in one of WestRock’s industrial, research, or corporate environments focusing in areas such as cost savings, environmental, and/or sustainability efforts. Throughout the assignments, there will be a heavy emphasis placed on safety, teamwork, and process improvement. By the end of the assignment, this experience will have positively contributed to your curriculum and career goals in preparation for life after college.

Internship Opportunities and Locations: We are currently recruiting for multiple Internship and Co-op positions aligned to support our Mill Operations, Corrugated Packaging, Consumer Packaging, and R&D business units. Internship and co-op opportunities are available and based in various locations across the U.S. within manufacturing facilities and corporate offices. By applying for this position, you may be considered for all available opportunities (location examples listed below).


New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina
Internship and co-op openings will vary by location and term. Openings will be filled in order of business priority, job function, and in order of application.

Major Job Responsibilities:
Business Excellence
Increase efficiency, reliability, and productivity in WestRock’s production environment; Analyze data sets to identify key insights and provide value-based solutions
Seek out and promote innovative solutions to operational challenges and support maintenance activities with a focus on preventative maintenance
Identify root cause problems through troubleshooting issues to identify areas of opportunities
Report project discovery findings to managers, teams, and senior leadership
Serve as safety champion by understanding and enforcing plant or mill safety policies
Manage day-to-day activities of assigned roles, complete project tasks, and implement new processes
People & Culture
Communicate cross-functionally about technical and project findings
Collaborate closely with assigned team members to complete project tasks

Critical Skills / Capabilities:

Growth and Results Oriented: Demonstrates an interest, willingness, and drive to learn new things; seeks to understand concepts, processes, and ideas within area of functional expertise; naturally inquisitive; sets meaningful goals for personal work productivity

Communication: Clearly exchanges thoughts, ideas, and messages through written, verbal, and non-verbal methods that promote an understanding with the target audience; listens carefully and attentively

Detail-Oriented: Has an eye for recognizing errors or differences; plans and completes work with thoroughness, giving attention to specific information and individual details, conditions, necessary record keeping, and elements of that work

Problem-Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations; demonstrates tackling a problem by using a logical, systematic, or sequential approach

Organizational Skills: Plans, arranges and/or monitors work to ensure achievement of desired results; establishes a systematic course of action to accomplish objectives

Adaptability: Demonstrates agility, flexibility, and a willingness to modify one’s approach to achieve desired results; responds quickly to changing demands, processes, and updated information

Collaboration: Works effectively with others to complete a task or achieve a common objective; ability to cooperate in both interpersonal and team relationships to foster enthusiasm and maintain mutual trust, candor, and respect for others. Works through conflict constructively

Technical Skills:
Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Work Environment:
Work in an office within the plant environment; noisy work environment; moderately climate-controlled environment; exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures; exposure to machinery conditions of over 100⁰F; maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations


Preferred: Minimum course experience as recommended per position in related field

Currently enrolled in a college/university