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Summer 2023 Sustainability Intern

Location Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Intern - Temporary
Requisition ID R0000157423

Career Area:

Human Resources

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World  

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe. 

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us. 


Caterpillar is a global company committed to living Our Values in Action and serving our customers to build a better, more sustainable world. Caterpillar has a legacy of providing products and services that continually improve the quality of life and the environment by fulfilling society’s need for infrastructure including shelter, clean water, transportation and reliable energy – in a sustainable way. 

As a Sustainability intern, you will have the opportunity to execute and influence exciting projects, such as evaluating and developing climate disclosure strategies, understanding investor ratings of our sustainability performance and promoting sustainability messaging to increase employee engagement. Our team works closely with our internal leadership to develop and implement sustainability/ESG strategies and meet objectives. Your internship will culminate in a presentation of work to leaders. 

Session Availability:   

Summer 2023: May 15, 2023, to August 4, 2023  

This is a 40-hour-per-week assignment, Monday through Friday, lasting 12 weeks in the summer 

Locations: Peoria, Illinois  

Basic Qualifications  

  • Must be enrolled full time at a 4-year accredited university/college in one of the following degree programs: Sustainability, Environmental Economics and Policy 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8/4.0 (no rounding) 
  • Expected graduation date December 2023 and beyond 
  • 12 completed semester hours at a 4-year university prior to start of internship or currently participating in a Caterpillar student program  

Top Candidates will also have  

  • Leadership Experience or Skills, particularly in sustainability-related areas 
  • Relevant internship or work experience in functional field or demonstrated eager to immerse in directed research 
  • Ability to work with minimal to modest supervision 
  • Excellent written communications skills; PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills well-developed 
  • Ability to articulate analytical data and summarize for executive or leadership readers 

Employee benefit details  

Besides exciting and challenging work, Corporate Interns will experience: 

  • Comprehensive internship orientation 
  • Networking with leadership 
  • Intern roundtable discussions 
  • Business skill building 
  • Career discussion with leaders and experts 
  • And more! 

Additional Information  

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the US which can be found through our employment website at 

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Relocation is available for this position. 

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply. 


Relocation is available for this position.

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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