Schneider Electric internships

Excellent internship opportunities at Schneider Electric

Excellent internship opportunities at Schneider Electric

Looking for opportunities to gain work experience? Search internships at Schneider Electric and learn how to boost your career through exciting assignments.

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Internships are a critical first rung on the career ladder. With assignments in a wide array of fields, Schneider Electric can offer you an exciting internship perfectly suited to your training. You’ll benefit from the support and guidance of a mentor.

You’ll also acquire:

  • contacts through on-the-job networking
  • initial work experience
  • references to boost your career

What do interns say about Schneider Electric?

Emma Trappe is a Manufacturing Engineering Intern at Schneider Electric. Read her story about how the people and the company's culture inspired her, and hiw valuable she found the special experience she had as an Intern Ambassador.

Juhi Bhatnagar is a Program Manager Intern in the Process Automation department of Schneider Electric and she explains how rewarding it is to contribute to a product thatbis used by customers all over the world, and she outlines what she has learnt from people in the industry.

“I did a four-month internship in France. Upon my return to Brazil, I applied and in a few months I was hired.” cited another Schneider Electric intern.

Meet Fatemeh Dalilian, Manufacturing Engineer Intern

Fatemeh Dalilian is a Manufacturing Engineer Intern at Schneider Electric, Smyrna, Tennessee. She graduated with a Master of Professional science in Engineering Management from Middle Tennessee State University in December 2017. Fatemeh loves to work in cross-functional teams and has a true passion for optimization and building decision making models. She is going to pursue her passion through doing a PhD in the field of Industrial Engineering. In her free time, she likes to swim, hike and spend time with her family and friends.

Schneider gives invaluable internship opportunities

When it came to choosing a career path, it was clear to Fatemeh that her passion was leading her towards a career where she could optimise, manage, design processes and solve problems. In pursuit of her passion she started her internship at Schneider Electric’s Smyrna plant, after meeting with the quality team at Schneider as part of a school project and being advised by the manager to apply for an internship with Schneider.

"I really wanted an internship where what I did mattered and where I could learn more while feeling a sense of accomplishment. I was also curious about how Lean and Six Sigma principals are carried out in production of such complex highly customized products," says Fatemeh. "When I received word that I was hired, I was thrilled!  Having already known a bit about the company, I knew I was going to fit in just fine."

Schneider develops key skills

"There are various reasons to consider interning at Schneider Electric, but perhaps the most worthwhile is being part of the company’s significant projects and making meaningful contributions while learning new things. Through the tasks I performed, not only was I continually acquiring essential skills that were directly connected to my previous training in my master degree, but I also further extended my understanding on key concepts and theories," says Fatemeh.

Fatemeh has been involved in quantitative analysis of data on complexity mixes of orders, historical usage of sub-assemblies, and labor hours needed per one unit. Through her internship, she was able to learn new analysis methods that dealt with more complex processes and apply them to real world problems.

Another key skill Fatemeh has developed thanks to her internship at Schneider Electric is communication and interaction with other employees from many different backgrounds and different skill sets.

"I soon found out one of the projects I had been working on for a few weeks painfully didn’t work, because I should have first understood the needs and concerns of the people who were going to use the result of my project and got them to buy-in," says Fatemeh. "That’s when I started to talk more about what I was doing, how it would benefit us all as a team, and incorporated others’ ideas in my project."

During her internship, Fatemeh also attended several Kaizen sessions where she had the experience to learn the value of incremental changes and continuous improvement to achieve results. These sessions taught her the value of teamwork as cross-functional teams with different mindsets and expertise got together to solve common problems.

"I can say these sessions were truly a practical example of skills I was taught in my leadership class and believe I am going to use these methods in my professional as well as personal life," says Fatemeh. 

Schneider makes its interns feel part of the family

One of the factors that made her internship a unique experience was meetings with Annette Clayton, CEO of Schneider Electric North America, a normally rare opportunity in large companies such as Schneider Electric. During Annette's plant tour, Fatemeh had the chance to present what she and the other interns had been working on. Fatemeh was pleased that Annette acknowledged the significance of the interns’ work in the success of the company.

"I found her to be a friendly and inspiring woman, and her questions to be detailed and specific, yet simple and to the point," says Fatemeh. "The experience of interacting with ordinates in higher ranks was so encouraging, and the way they treated us as interns made us feel that we truly belonged to the company and were a very important part of the Schneider Electric family."

Schneider helps interns in their future careers

Fatemeh says her internships at Schneider Electric helped helped her learn to think in a different way about solving problems. She learned the importance of paying attention to teamwork, communication, and having a constructive attitude. 

"This experience opened my eyes to new opportunities and positively changed my ambitions for my career goals. In addition, it provided me with an exceptional opportunity to assess my strengths and weaknesses and to explore and discover areas of interest – which can greatly help me in choosing a career path that is a better fit for me. Now, I know what functional roles in a company can better match my skill set and my personality which will help me peruse my long-term educational or career goals with a brighter and broader view," says Fatemeh.

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