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Intern - Innovation and Technology

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc



Worthington Industries’ Corporate Technology team supports our Strategy, Innovation and New Product Development teams. As part of the Advanced Technologies group, the Technology & Innovation Intern will work at the intersection of technology and business strategy. They will also gain exposure to the innovation process for new business and product development. This will be a full time position committing to 40 hours/week during the internship.  There will be flexibility of hours in the role. Great opportunity for for someone who has an entrepreneur mindset.  Highly collaborative team with kind and experienced mentors. 


  • Provide technical support to Innovation team members on strategic and high visibility projects. Activities may include technology research, engineering consulting, test program development, design reviews, patent searches, and identification of outside technical resources, such as subject matter experts and test laboratories.
  • Involvement in business strategy, design thinking, consumer insights, ideation, and new product development exercises.
  • Update innovation team members on developments in strategic technology areas, such as process automation, additive manufacturing, alternative energy, battery technologies, and electrification.
  • Assist in the tracking and documentation of Research & Development group initiatives.

Desired Experience

  • Current sophomore or junior working towards a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering (or related)
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • ***Previous internship or co-op experience required
  • Ability to communicate complicated technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Naturally curious and inquisitive is a must
  • Self-starter with comfort in ambiguous situations
  • Capable of juggling several assignments at once


Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.


Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”


Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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