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Plastics Engineering Intern

TE Connectivity

Location: Fremont, California

Job Type: Full time


At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world.

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 85,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter).

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Segment, Business Unit or Corporate Group

This position will be part of the ​GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY​ Business Unit. The Corporate Technology Center (CTC) Materials Process & Design group plays an integral role within the company through supporting and developing leading edge manufacturing technologies related to polymeric material and process innovation. 

Work Location

The location for this position is Fremont, CA (Street Address: 6900 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA 94555)

Job Overview

As ​an Intern​ in the ​Global Technology​ Business Unit, you will:

We seek a self-motivated, energetic, and creative intern to support ongoing innovation projects by assisting in the design, material development, and testing of novel polymeric material and processing technologies. 


  • Knowledgeable in polymeric materials, extrusion methodologies such as single screw extrusion, twin screw extrusion, compounding, foaming, film and tube extrusion
  • Knowledgeable and hands-on experience with mechanical testing equipment for polymeric material characterization
  • Knowledgeable and hands-on experience with injection molding
  • Hands-on experience with single screw extrusion for tubing and compounding of materials using twin screw extrusion
  • Knowledgeable in process monitoring equipment for plastic processing
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the characterization of polymeric materials, understanding their properties and applications
  • Willingness to conduct literature searches and perform scouting activities on technologies within novel polymeric materials and the processing industry to be tested at the CTC labs
  • Demonstrate ability to understand, analyze, and evaluate a wide variety of complex manufacturing issues
  • Demonstrate ability to work within a team environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

You’re the kind of person we are looking for if you:

  • Have Received a High School Diploma or GED
  • Are currently enrolled in a program or pursuing a MS or ​PhD​ Degree in ​Chemical Engineering,​ ​Plastics/Polymer Engineering​ or ​Mechanical Engineering​ from an accredited college or university or have equivalent work history. (In certain circumstances, students who are taking a gap year will be considered.)
  • Enjoy hands-on work in a lab environment are preferred.  The ideal candidate will be an innovative thinker who learns quickly and is able to solve problems efficiently while working with minimal supervision.
  • Have previous internship or large project experience is preferred
  • Are authorized to work in the U.S.


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork


  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $23.66 – 50.23/hour (subject to change dependent on physical location)
  • Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.

What TE Connectivity Internship Program offers
TE has a robust internship program that provides our interns with an abundance of resources to feel included as part of our Team. Every summer we coordinate various educational and networking events for our interns. The TE University Relations team will be hosting virtual meetups, information sessions, tours, skill building presentations, and topping it off with National Intern Day celebration activities.

A unique employee resource group we have is the Young Professionals Employee Resource Group (ERG). This group is committed to creating a highly engaged and empowered cross-functional network of young professionals by placing high value in Professional Development, Networking Opportunities and Community Involvement to drive the success of our interns.

In addition to the ERG, we also provide our interns with complete access to our internal library of self-lead courses. These courses include academies like leadership to help the interns develop their development in becoming future leaders at our organization. To help with their professional growth, we provide access to Mentors via our NAVIGATE platform. Mentors serve as a guide to navigate the organization and provide additional support in their career endeavors at the company. Our program provides a holistic experience for interns that targets professional development and personal growth.

Our internship program typically runs May thru August and gives students the opportunity to work on projects that contribute to the success of their team and build on their classroom experience. Throughout the 10–12-week program, interns will be provided with:

  • Onboarding & Orientation

  • Professional Development Workshops

  • Networking Opportunities

  • Operations Experience

  • Executive Exposure

TE Connectivity recruits on campus between September and March for New Grad (FT), Rotational, Internship and Co-op positions beginning in May. Once you have applied to a position, your resume and application will be reviewed. If you are selected to move to the next step in the application process, you will be contacted by a recruiter. Once you accept an offer, the onboarding process will begin in January for interns who have committed to offers in the fall semester and upon acceptance for interns who have committed to offers in the spring semester.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets

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