Summer Internship 2024 - Program Management Intern Job

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Mount Vernon, WA, US, 98273-9671

Company: PACCAR

Requisition Summary

PACCAR Technical Center has an opening for a Program Management Intern to add to our Program Management Team in Mount Vernon, WA. Are you looking for an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution in a dynamic organization? As an intern at PACCAR, you’ll get the opportunity to work on real projects and have fun along the way! This is your chance to work on cutting-edge technology within a company dedicated to environmental leadership and giving back.

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 premium light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates and also provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business.

Whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services, you can develop the career you desire with PACCAR. Get started!

Division Information

The PACCAR Summer Internship Program provides an opportunity to learn about PACCAR through a work assignment in Program Management.  Each intern will be integrated into division and department meetings, activities and events to ensure an understanding of PACCAR and our truck brands Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF. You will have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our dynamic organization, while learning valuable engineering skills to add to your resume.  At the end of your internship, you have the opportunity to present your accomplishments to your fellow interns and senior management.  PACCAR provides a professional, real-life intern experience while also providing opportunities to meet other interns and participate in events at our truck companies, testing facility and more. Start your career as an intern with PACCAR today!

The Paccar Technical Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the development and validation of emerging technologies such as vehicle electrification and autonomous driving systems. Work with professional engineers on hands-on projects and learn state of the art technologies! The Paccar Technical Center is located in scenic Mt. Vernon, Washington north of Seattle and south of Vancouver, British Columbia.

The PTC Program Managers provide leadership and support for the development and validation of reliable and compliant PACCAR products and services. We help to connect the dots between Division and PTC personnel throughout the execution of PACCAR programs and projects. 

Guiding Principles

  • Be conscientious stewards for our products, employees, customers and processes.
  • Enable the removal of obstacles 
  • Adapt to meet needs and provide results
  • Execute through coordination
  • Provide focus using a portfolio view
  • Support prioritization, alignment and risk management


Internships include unique learning opportunities:

  • Learn first-hand from the industry's top professionals
  • Work directly with professional Engineers and Senior Managers
  • Develop mentoring relationships with management
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience


Job Functions / Responsibilities

This position will be working on various assignments not limited to:

  • Create MS Project / Program templates based on Project Management standards or best practices. Assist Senior Program Managers in developing new process, standards related to program management activities. 
  • Provide support to Program Managers with the current programs. 
  • Perform activities in support of the new Program Management System under development. 
  • Document current processes in order to release standard documentation. 
  • Develop reporting as needed 


The skills that are important to be successful in this position are as follows:

  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) 
  • Microsoft Project 
  • Microsoft SharePoint 
  • Tableau, Power BI or other reporting tools (nice to have) 
  • Office 365 Application such as Teams, Power BI, Power Apps and other apps within Office 365 Excellent verbal and written communication 
  • Multi-tasking 
  • Self-starter-Resourceful 
  • Strong Professionalism 
  • Analytical Thinking 


The candidate we seek will be currently enrolled in an Engineering, Information Technology, Business, Marketing or related program. MBA candidates will be considered. 


Act with Integrity
Demonstrate Adaptability
Drive for Results
Influence Others
Lead Innovation and Quality Initiatives
Manage Execution
Manage Talent
Use Sound Judgment / Business Acumen

U.S. Benefits

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
  • 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 is $25/hr for undergraduate student and $30/hr for graduate students. Additionally, this role is eligible for the full range of benefit options listed above.

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

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