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Program Management Internship

Company Information

PACCAR is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905. PACCAR Inc is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields with internationally recognized brands such as Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks.  PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.  PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.


Kenworth Truck Company: Kenworth Truck Company, founded in 1923, is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. With an excellent heritage of quality, innovation and technology, Kenworth has played an essential role in the development of trucks that are more fuel efficient, productive, and economical to operate. Today, Kenworth is leading transportation innovation with the introduction of battery-electric vehicles, exploration of fuel cell electric powertrains, and autonomous driving systems. Kenworth is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equality and inclusivity in the workplace.


Requisition Summary

Kenworth Division of PACCAR is looking for a highly motivated individual who is interested in gaining professional Program Management experience in an industry-leading manufacturing company to join our 2024 Internship Program in Kirkland, WA.


Internships include unique learning opportunities such as:

  • Learn first-hand from the industry’s top professionals
  • Work directly with Managers and Senior Managers
  • Develop mentoring relationships with leaders
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience
  • Expand your professional network


This internship is scheduled to begin in May or June 2024.


Job Functions / Responsibilities

  • The goal of the program management internship is to provide the successful candidate with professional experience executing a variety of deliverables within the Program Management Office (PMO) in a Fortune 500 company setting.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for a range of deliverables that cover the five phases of the PMBOK project management lifecycle over the 10- to 12-week internship. Activities and deliverables may include:
    • Leading various project management activities within larger vehicle and powertrain programs in support of the Program Managers that are leading them.
    • Documenting user stories, ensuring stakeholders perform testing, providing consolidated test feedback to vendor(s), and documenting program management workflows as part of the Project Online toolchain currently under development within the PMO.
    • Documenting current project- and program-related processes and templates, peer reviewing them, and releasing them in the Kenworth Quality Manual or PACCAR Corporate Specifications with a focus on continuous improvement.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • The successful candidate will work with product planning, engineering, information technology, manufacturing, and testing functions within Kenworth, as well as other PACCAR divisions, to deliver on internship goals.
  • The successful candidate will report to a program manager within the department and will have direct access to the Director of Program Management at Kenworth.


This is a full-time, short-term, on-site position.


Skills / Competencies

Required skills and experience for this position include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate complex ideas to people of various backgrounds and levels of experience.
  • Ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks covering different phases of the project management lifecycle.
  • A resourceful self-starter who utilizes strong analytical skills to tackle problems with unknown solutions in an innovative, team-building manner.
  • Strong Microsoft Office 365 skills and experience.


Preferred skills and experience for this position include:

  • Strong Microsoft Project Online, SharePoint, and Power BI skills.
  • Experience with lean continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Employment experience in a multidisciplinary organization.
  • Educational background in program management, supply chain or technical field including, math, data analytics, computer science, engineering, etc.



Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program pursuing a degree in Business, Marketing, Engineering, or other related fields

  • Junior or senior standing preferred


Intern Benefits

As a U.S. PACCAR intern, you have a full range of benefit options, including:


  • Competitive salary and 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Sick Leave
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings accounts (HSA)
  • EAP services: including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling, and more
  • Global Fortune 500 company with a wide array of growth, training, and development opportunities
  • Work alongside experienced goal-oriented colleagues recognized as experts in their field


Additional Job Board Information

At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors, including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for internship positions is $25 an hour for undergraduate students and $30 an hour for graduate students. Additionally, this role is eligible for a range of benefit options listed above.


If you would like more information about what makes PACCAR an excellent place to work, please visit the PACCAR Career Site.


PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability.