Interns and co-ops | New college graduates | Women and minorities
TI's long-standing internship and cooperative education (co-op) programs provide paid opportunities for college students to gain valuable experiences in TI's business units, manufacturing sites, or development and research labs.
Interns and co-ops
Student programs help TI identify and develop top engineering students; we hire many of them after they graduate. Internships typically last for three months during the summer; co-op positions are typically offered over several semesters. Both programs allow students to test their career choices and refine their goals, work with industry experts and begin building a professional network, gain real-world experiences on the job, increase their marketability upon graduation, and earn money to help pay for college.
At TI, our interns and co-ops become real members of the team and receive many of the benefits available to employees, such as:
In 2011, we launched College CommuniTI, a multifaceted program that connects students to each other as soon as they are accepted into the intern or co-op program and keeps them engaged throughout their experience with TI. College CommuniTI includes monthly emails and e-newsletters, video diaries, intranet collaboration sites and a Facebook group. Once students are onboard, we offer numerous opportunities to participate in design challenges, social gatherings, community service, field trips, and other networking and fun activities.
- Competitive pay.
- Paid time off.
- Assistance with relocation and living expenses.
- Educational assistance.
- 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans.
- Concierge services.
- Work-life resources and referrals.
- On-site fitness centers.
- Subsidized transit passes and other discounts.
New college graduates
For recent college graduates, there are two ways to join TI: as a direct business hire or in one of our global rotation programs. Both provide challenging work assignments, along with the opportunity to grow technically and from a business perspective. In 2011, TI's highly competitive global rotation programs offered 200 top-performing new college graduates the opportunity to work full time while discovering their passion, gaining hands-on experience with challenging projects, and receiving customized mentoring from industry leaders.
Women and minorities
In the U.S., women, American Indians, African-Americans and Hispanics are underrepresented in engineering degree programs and employment compared to their overall representation in the U.S. population. To encourage diverse students and graduates to consider joining TI, we support and host outreach initiatives that include:
These recruitment activities are supported by our University Relations diversity staffing manager and members of our 29 TI Diversity Network initiatives.
- Scholarships or internships/fellowships.
- Trade association events and student conferences.
- Advertisements in diverse student association publications.
- Student job fairs.
- Career panels at schools.
TI has formed strategic partnerships with several associations, such as the National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Society of Women Engineers. These partnerships help us enhance our ability to attract diverse college graduates and engineering professionals. Each year we:
TI provides support to numerous other national associations that help women and minority engineering students excel academically and professionally, including:
- Provide financial support to their student development programs, scholarships and other initiatives.
- Support university chapters of these associations by offering informational sessions, sponsoring development programs, and conducting workshops.
- Advertise with and contribute to their national publications.
- Participate in their national and regional conventions.
- The American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
- The Chinese Institute of Engineers.
- Great Minds in STEM (formerly the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation).
- The National Society of Hispanic MBAs.
- The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.
- The National Black MBA Association.
- The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science.
- Out & Equal Workplace Advocates.