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Internship Program Area

  • Summer Internship Program

    • Do you want to be part of the “Top Dream Company” for Millennials? Here’s your chance now! At 3M, we offer you the room to grow, take on new challenges and help others by giving back.
    • As an intern, you are empowered to work on real case projects under tight deadlines. You will collaborate with various departments and gain exposure to the real working world. Best of all, you will have lots of fun through exploring our manufacturing plant, visiting our customer technical center, participating in community events and more. A fulfilling and memorable experience with 3M awaits you!
    • You can find the estimated application and interview timeline below:
    • January : Applications open for students to apply for internship positions on the 3M career page
    • February : Connect with your career office and catch us at university career fairs to find out more about 3M internships.
    • March : Shortlisted students will be contacted for our networking and interview event and selected students will be informed by end March.
    • We look forward to embarking on this exciting internship journey with you!
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  • Selected External Recognition for 3M:

    • Catalyst Award Winner (2017)
    • Employer of Choice - 3M Ranks 4th (2016)
    • Most Respected Companies - 3M Ranks 6th (2016)
    • Most Innovative Companies - 3M Ranks 3rd (2016)
    • World’s Most Ethical Companies (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
    • “Dream Companies” for Millennials - 3M Ranks 1st (2016)
    • Top 25 Multinational Workplaces (2016)
    • Best Companies for Leaders - 3M Ranks 8th (2016)
    • Member of DJSI (2000-2016)
    • Recipient of the Human Capital Partner Mark (2017)

Our internship and recent grad programs offer an unmatched training experience across multiple businesses. Whether you're heading into manufacturing, distribution, or marketing, our programs will provide valuable skills and insights that you can apply as you advance in your career.

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    Strategy and Marketing Development (SMD) Program

    The SMD program provides top MBA talent the opportunity to work on marketing, strategy, and business development projects with 3M’s 25+ global divisions and corporate functions. In SMD, our team of internal consultants have the opportunity to coach team members, gain executive exposure, and deepen their international experience leading to a range of leadership opportunities within the company.

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    Research and Development (R&D)

    As a Student Programs participant located in a 3M R&D laboratory you will develop skills, and gain work experience in your field of study. You may get a chance to work in exciting technologies at the heart of tomorrow’s most creative products. Some examples include: Biotechnology and Health Sciences, Flexible Electronics, Radio Frequency Identification, Electronic Systems, Optical Devices, Nanotechnology, Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, Abrasives, Optical Films and Display Technology, Filtration, Composites, and 25 plus other 3M Technology Platforms.

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    Optimized Operations

    Accelerate your career with world-class training and leadership opportunities. Collaborate across borders and functions to make a global impact. Innovate using fresh ideas hand-in-hand with lean tools and training to tackle the manufacturing and supply chain industry's biggest challenges with engineering.

  • Corporate Engineering

    Engineers routinely pursue new ideas and have the freedom to embrace and develop new technologies. You can help find solutions in product manufacturing machine design, control systems integration, engineering analysis, process development and enhancement, and supporting infrastructure.

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    Finance

    Our Global Finance Organization is a leader in providing proactive business financial analysis, consulting, auditing, and reporting. With more than 35 divisions across the organization, you can be part of an imaginative team that makes life better for our customers.

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    Information Technology (IT)

    At 3M, you'll have opportunities to build skills, work on a team with talented professionals, and increase your leadership potential. Our entry level positions enable you to grow via challenging and varied opportunities, get involved in meaningful projects, and benefit from great coaching from our leaders. Our intern positions are designed to address relevant business concerns through both individual and team-oriented projects. Interns will work on projects that represent real challenges faced by 3M. 


Invent a New Future

  • Invent a New Future

    Here, at 3M, you can enter the “Invent a New Future Challenge,” a business case competition that tests the problem-solving and communication skills of college seniors and first-year graduate students. This year’s contest takes place at 3M locations in 14 countries, including 3M US. Students will gain valuable business experience and have the opportunity to visit 3M’s global headquarters and land a six-month mentorship.



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