Get a head start while you’re still in college.
We strongly believe in developing young talent, so we offer many opportunities for you to begin your career while still attending school. If you are studying business, engineering, finance, human resources, logistics, marketing, sales or a related field, you may be eligible to join Hilti for a ten week internship.
An internship at Hilti is your chance to apply your academic knowledge, ability and ambition to a real business environment.
Summer Interns typically work 40 hours a week on various projects in departments relevant to their education and in all areas of the business.
In addition to internships at our corporate offices in Plano and Irving, Texas, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mississauga, Canada, there are field opportunities across North America. Those who successfully complete an internship are considered for full time employment upon graduation. Throughout the summer, interns will be exposed to all levels of management and participate in a variety of events, including a one-week orientation with a welcome from our CEO, an overview of the business, hands-on tool training and volunteer opportunities. At the end of the summer, interns give a final presentation to senior leadership on their experience and accomplishments.
At Hilti, our culture is based on teamwork, integrity, courage and commitment. Every employee at Hilti contributes valuable skills and we are always looking for new talent to join our team.
"I did a bit of everything during my internship. One day I'm supporting engineers with calculations for a building design and the next I'm using Hilti tools and products to build walls to be burned in our firestop lab."
- Dan W., former Engineering Intern and current Division Manager, St. Louis, Missouri
August to September: applications open online
September to October: applicants are selected for interviews
October to December: offers are distributed
Visit Hilti’s career website and your campus career services where our internship and full-time opportunities will be posted in August.
We will review all online applications and select candidates who best fit our available positions for a first round interview. If applicable, students will be invited for a follow up interview with Hilti. After interviews are completed, recruiters will then extend internship and full-time offers. All students interviewed will be notified of their employment status after their last interview.
No mundane intern tasks here
You’ll not be stuck doing the mundane tasks with a Hilti internship. For example, Vidha put her marketing studies to good use in our HR group. She’s proud to be part of something that’s not only innovative but is constantly growing. Vidha’s recommendation to other college students interested in a summer internship – “Just apply, it will be so, so, worth it in the end.” We agree.
Don't be treated like an intern
Brock got to put his professional selling and entrepreneurship classes to work this year and was happy not being treated “like an intern.” Brock talks about his time in the field doing demonstrations, actually selling products, designing an interactive retail display and learning from experienced account managers.
Valuable work experience
Lindsey's summer internship at Hilti showed her a different side of engineering than what she’s learning in school. She really liked the Hilti culture where interns are part of the team and interact easily with anyone in the company. You, too, can make connections you’ll not find at any other company, but first you have to apply.
Get involved, make connections
Want an internship that will leave an impact after your summer is over? Listen to Tyler, one of Hilti’s 2016 summer interns, talk about his marketing trade project and how he was really able to get hands-on with meaningful projects, and how the Hilti culture really left an impression.
FAQ's about internships
Q: Can graduate students apply to be interns?
A: Yes, graduate students may apply. To be considered, graduate students will need to have completed at least one year of their selected program before the start date of the internship, and have only one or two semesters of coursework remaining.
Q: Who is eligible to apply?
A: Graduate and undergraduate students who have one to two semesters remaining in their educational program will be considered for internship positions. Students must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and be eligible to work in the US permanently without sponsorship.
Q: Does Hilti assist interns with relocation?
A: Yes, Hilti provides relocation assistance and furnished housing for interns who move more than 50 miles from their permanent residence for the internship.
Q: What type of candidate is Hilti looking for?
A: The Hilti internship program is a 10-week paid opportunity to learn about and support Hilti products, systems and services. We are looking for results-driven and proactive students who are able to achieve targets, work on diverse teams, and are curious about the industry.