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Global Supply Chain Intern

Company Overview

International Paper is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and Russia. We produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; papers that facilitate education and communication; and paper bags, cups and food containers that provide convenience and portability. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and employ approximately 55,000 colleagues located in more than 24 countries. Net sales for 2016 were $21 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit


We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities.


Program Overview

International Paper’s Global Supply Chain Organization sponsors a six (6) month Intern program. The first internship semester is from January through the end of June. The second internship semester is from July through the last day of December. Summer internships are also available in some Supply Chain areas. These internships last from May through August.

Interns work in the functional areas of purchasing, transportation, support or logistics. Duties include data collection, process improvement projects, and report design and preparation. In addition to their primary assignments, all interns will have the opportunity to learn about other areas of interest within International Paper.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist Buyers
  • Prepare and analyze reports
  • Provide feedback from reports to buyers, field operations, suppliers and management
  • Maintain quality assurance programs by analyzing supplier performance data
  • Solicit and evaluate competitive quotes and make recommendations for the award of business
  • Interface with manufacturing locations, carriers, suppliers, contractors, internal sales and custom service representatives, other interns, buyers and Supply Chain professionals    


  • Working toward Bachelor’s degree (Business, Supply Chain, Logistics or Engineering related fields)
  • Junior or Senior
  • GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel


Global Supply Chain Interns are located in Memphis, Tennessee


International Paper offers a competitive salary paid bi-weekly and a one-time relocation lump-sum for Interns coming from out of state locations.

If interested please apply through the link below