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International Trade Compliance 2022 Summer Internship

Apply Job ID REF6190L Date posted 04/20/2022 Address 155 Harlem Avenue, Glenview, IL Job Type Intern Job Status Non-Exempt

Founded in 1912, Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW) is a global industrial company centered on a differentiated and proprietary business model. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the ITW Business Model to generate solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW’s more than 50,000 dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in our decentralized, entrepreneurial culture.


Internship Program Overview

ITW’s internship program provides unparalleled access to challenging opportunities in high-growth, dynamic industries. Interns are encouraged to think and act like entrepreneurs and are provided significant responsibility and autonomy to get things done. As an intern, you will gain substantial personal learning and career development opportunities through ownership of real-world job assignments, strong coaching and mentorship and networking with senior leaders across the Enterprise.

Our campus includes a fitness center at no cost to the employees, cafeteria, outdoor volleyball courts, walking trails around the facility, employee resource groups, corporate discounts, dry cleaning services, covered/outdoor parking, and much more.  We are one block walk to the nearest Metra station, and it is a quick 20-minute train ride to downtown Chicago, museums, lakefront, and other activities.

Position Summary

The Trade Compliance internship role provides students with the opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills in a professional environment, and to promote the student’s career goals through contact with professionals in their field of study, enhancement of his/her trade knowledge and development of his/her professional skillset. The internship experience enables students to participate in professional activities for Illinois Tool Works, Inc. by working on projects for the Corporate Trade Compliance team hand-in-hand with our full-time trade professionals. The internship allows students to integrate knowledge and skills in a manner that is mutually beneficial to the student and Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

The internship position is for the Summer of 2022 and will require 40 hours per week with flexibility of start and end dates in Summer 2022.The internship position is for our Corporate Headquarters in Glenview, IL; however, due to COVID-19 work safety guidelines, this internship may be remote for a portion of the internship term.

As a Trade Compliance Intern, you will contribute to our mission by helping your department complete key projects. Some potential projects for our summer intern include:

  • Supporting the company’s Global Trade Compliance Program
  • Assisting with development, presentation and publication of training materials
  • Creating and editing content for the department website and department news site with focus on import / export activities and trade regulations
  • Assisting with programs for free trade agreements and other import / export government agency programs
  • Completion and filing of trade compliance-related forms and documents
  • Must be enrolled in a full time undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited 4-year institution. Preferred fields of study include International Trade, International Business, Supply Chain Management or related degree.
  • Applicants should be interested in pursuing a professional career in International Trade with a specific interest in Importing, Exporting, or Trade Compliance.
  •  Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  •  Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Legal Authorization to work in the U.S.

*ITW Legal Department is not currently hiring individuals for this position who now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status

Illinois Tool Works Inc. (“ITW” or “the Company”) is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the online application system process due to your disability, please email corp_accessibility@itw.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access this online application system process due to your disability, please email corp_accessibility@itw.com to request assistance. No other requests will be acknowledged.