Tech Data - US

Intern - Industrial Engineering - Columbus, OH

US-OH-Groveport (Columbus)
Req Number
Weekly Work Hours
Travel Required
Less than 10%
Relocation Assistance Available


We are excited you are exploring Tech Data! Our internships offer an array of unique experiences.  There may be some variations of the internship that are based on a several factors, including, but not limited to, project scope and availability of the intern. We’re looking for principled students who embrace teamwork and ownership, with a passion for winning. In exchange, we are dedicated to offering you a unique internship opportunity. As you think about an internship with us, be aware there are opportunities to enrich your internship beyond the assigned department project and the company project themselves. These projects will allow you to brainstorm with executives, job shadow others, and network with senior management. You can individualize this experience!


Learn more about our Tech Data Lifecycle Industrial Engineering Area here!


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Our internships are paid at $13.60/hour.


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Essential Duties & Responsibilities Required

Industrial Engineering Department:

Responsible for determining most effective ways to build/test/repair electronic product or provide services. Develops methods to increase productivity, maximize efficiency, and manage workforce most effectively.


Potential partnering with the following groups:

  1. Material Management
  2. Program Management
  3. Plant and Facilities
  4. IT
  5. Production/Repair/Logistics

Potential summer project responsibilities:

  1. Perform time studies of current build processes, evaluate material flow and presentation, and define most efficient operation sequencing.
    1. Update and improve build capacity models and resource planning models.
    2. Analyze test failure/repair data and establish an effective quality feedback loop to the production line.
  2. Optimize floor layout designs of Repair Center and Logistics Center.  (AutoCAD LT)
  3. Assist in NPI (New Product Introduction) of new customer programs.  Determine customer requirements, develop process flow charts, create efficient floor layout plan, and establish streamlined repair processes.
  4. Implementation of electronic maintenance management system. (Preventative maintenance of facility equipment)

Skills required:

  1. Basic knowledge of a design software (AutoCAD, Solidworks or something similar)
  2. MS Office Suite (Excel, Visio, Powerpoint, etc)
  3. Preferred Junior or Senior Level Student.  This includes rising juniors (students going from sophomore to junior year having completed 2 years of school).  Recent graduates can also apply.

Qualifications, Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities and Working Conditions

Tech Data looks for students who align with our Shared Values
  1. Integrity
  2. Excellence
  3. Accountability
  4. Collaboration
  5. Inclusion

These Shared Values are core to our beliefs as an organization.  


Tech Data interns must be able to:

  1. Work as part of a team
  2. Manage multiple tasks at one time
  3. Have availability to work full-time (40hrs/week) over the course of the internship

To apply for an internship you must:

  • Be a current college student or recent graduate (within the past year)
  • Be able to work in the United States

Prior to being eligible to start your internship, you will be subject to a background check and drug screen


We do not provide housing, relocation, or transportation for interns at this time

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