Caterpillar College Practicum - Communications in Morton, Illinois

Caterpillar's legacy of industry leadership dates back to 1925. We have a global footprint with product in more than 180 countries. Caterpillar is a Fortune 50 company that makes up the most diverse product line in the industry with more than 300 products. We work in industries that provide long-term economic value: commodities (mining, oil and gas); infrastructure (heavy construction, rail, paving, quarry and aggregate); and building construction (residential, commercial, standby power, industrial engines and forestry).

At Caterpillar you will have global exposure and opportunities, deep employee and leadership development resources and a compelling career path to make it possible to have the flexibility and excitement of a diverse career without needing to "start over" at a new company. Even while building deep expertise in one function, our employees can experience different career opportunities by moving between our many business units, locations and product lines throughout their career.


  • Write and edit articles and news releases

  • Produce newsletters and e-newsletters

  • Develop presentations, posters, displays, educational materials, videos, brochures, etc.

  • Event planning and community engagement

  • Assist in the production of videos and/or photo shoots

  • Manage website content

  • Speech writing

/If you are interested in applying for this position, please attach a copy of your resume and an unofficial copy of your transcripts, to your application./

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled full time at a 4-year accredited university/college in one of the following degree programs: Communications, Public Affairs, Public Relations, Advertising, Organizational Communications, English, Journalism, or Marketing

  • Applicant must attend 4-year university within driving distance to the facility in which they will be working

  • Applicant must be able to work 20 hours per week while attending school full time

  • GPA requirements: Minimum cumulative 2.8/4.0 (no rounding)

  • Expected graduation December 2017 and beyond

  • 30 completed semester hours prior to start of internship

  • If a transfer student, must have 12 semester hours completed at a 4 year university

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong communication, teamwork, analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Strong Initiative and Leadership skills

  • Previous communication internship and/or experience

  • Experience with Connections, WebEx, Toolkit, Lotus Notes, and Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)

  • Experience in developing newsletters, website messages, communication plans, presentations, video development, and event planning

  • Strong Associated press (AP) / business writing skills and experience

This is a part time temporary opening located in Morton, IL. Relocation is not available for this position.

Caterpillar is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status; however, as a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at

Job: *Communications

Title: College Practicum - Communications

Location: Illinois-Morton

Requisition ID: 160007LQ