Student Opportunities

At Ecolab, our current students and new college graduates shape their careers, make an impact and quickly see the importance of their work. Every role in the company shares a common goal: make the world cleaner, safer and healthier. We recognize the value of our people and are committed to maximizing the talent and passion of each associate by providing robust experiences that showcase how the work we do matters around the world.

Our internships provide opportunities in a variety of different roles within our organization solving many of our customers’ needs. We are seeking students of junior and senior undergraduate status and enrolled in graduate programs to apply for internships and entry-level openings. Our internships put students into direct consideration for full-time opportunities. Apply below today!

Application deadline, length of program, and requirements vary by program. See each opportunity below for more specific details.

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Explore our programs

Engineering Technical Sales Internship

Engineering Technical Sales Internship

Identify and propose solutions to preserve energy and water while minimizing the environmental footprint at the world’s biggest and best-known brands. During your internship, you will increase chemical application productivity and optimization working directly with our customers. Research, review and recommend project solutions while learning account management skills, business development and technical expertise.

Hospitality Sales Internship

Hospitality Sales Internship

Serve as the face of Ecolab by providing recommendations on advanced cleaning and sanitation processes and programs that create positive guest experiences and cleaner, safer and healthier environments in hotels, restaurants, long-term care facilities and other hospitality settings. You will learn how to successfully prospect leads and generate new business while providing excellent customer service during this field sales internship program.

Information Technology Internship

Information Technology Internship

Protect, optimize and grow technological capabilities to keep Ecolab secure and accelerate digital innovation. During your internship, you will provide infrastructure service and expertise on cybersecurity and business analytics while partnering with our businesses to deliver results. You will demonstrate your technical capabilities by solving challenging cutting-edge problems.

Digital Solutions Internship

Digital Solutions Internship

Develop, enhance and strengthen Ecolab’s digital capabilities to ensure customers have highly personalized and seamless experiences with our products and services. During your internship, you will be at the center of creating digital solutions through data-driven innovation while working alongside industry-recognized leaders on teams focused on advanced analytics, enterprise platforms and mobile applications.

Finance and Accounting Internship

Finance and Accounting Internship

Our finance and accounting internships provide a unique opportunity for business students to own a real project within an operating division or corporate finance group. Research, review and recommend project solutions to management, project stakeholders, business teams and internship alumni. Concluding the internship, you will deliver a professional presentation of your project objectives, findings and recommendations.

Research and Development Engineer/Scientist Internship

Research and Development Engineer/Scientist Internship

Lead a relevant, technical project that supports the design, development and testing of innovative products and services. During your internship, you will research our customers’ challenges to assess their needs and collaborate with colleagues to deliver industry leading technologies and products.

Food & Beverage Sales Internship

Food & Beverage Sales Internship

Increase food safety and product quality, enhance sustainability and boost operational efficiency in our Food & Beverage division. Learn how to develop sanitation plans and programs, evaluate processes and procedures, troubleshoot technical issues and identify and implement operational efficiencies in food, beverage and dairy manufacturing environments. You will work closely with existing account managers in customer plant environments, while owning and driving meaningful projects throughout your internship.

Supply Chain Internship & Co-op

Supply Chain Internship & Co-op

Gain experience to become a supply chain leader of tomorrow. Our robust internship provides the opportunity to work alongside supply chain leaders, support and improve our fully integrated supply chain at a variety of national sites, and provide a solid foundation for growth in our industry. Internship experiences could include opportunities in engineering, manufacturing, procurement, logistics and more dependent on degree and preference.

Hospitality Sales Territory Manager

Hospitality Sales Territory Manager

Serve as the face of Ecolab by providing recommendations on advanced cleaning and sanitation processes and programs that create positive guest experiences and cleaner, safer and healthier environments in hotels, restaurants, long-term care facilities and other hospitality settings. Through our robust training program, learn how to successfully prospect leads and generate new business while providing excellent customer service.

Supply Chain Leadership Development Program

Supply Chain Leadership Development Program

Our full-time rotational program provides a solid foundation to gain meaningful experience in the broad spectrum of our fully integrated global supply chain. Gain exposure to senior management and participate in networking and volunteer opportunities with peers and program alumni while rotating through three diverse and challenging roles. You will build a strong knowledge of both technical and leadership skills to develop you for opportunities of increasing responsibility at Ecolab.

Research and Development Engineer/Scientist

Research and Development Engineer/Scientist

Research our customers’ challenges to assess their needs and collaborate with colleagues to deliver industry leading technologies and products. As an engineer or scientist in Research & Development, you will troubleshoot product issues, navigate complex regulations, manage technology transfers and raw material supplies while driving the design, development and testing of innovative products and services for more than one million customers worldwide.

Finance Development Program

Finance Development Program

Within our rotational program, you will deliver business information and financial insights to ensure that our associates and company achieve their full potential. Complete three unique rotations to gain a broad perspective of the company, a large network of finance professionals and detailed knowledge of fundamental finance skills. You will build a strong foundation of both technical and leadership skills to position you for roles of increasing responsibility at Ecolab.

Food & Beverage Account Manager in Training

Food & Beverage Account Manager in Training

Increase food safety and product quality, enhance sustainability and boost operational efficiency in our Food & Beverage division. Develop sanitation plans and programs, evaluate processes and procedures, troubleshoot technical issues and identify and implement operational efficiencies in food, beverage and dairy manufacturing environments. You will complete a robust training program including job shadowing, structured field activities and customized classroom-style training to prepare you for an advanced career path in sales, corporate accounts or management.

Downstream Technical Sales

Downstream Technical Sales

Identify and propose solutions to preserve energy and water while minimizing the environmental footprint at the world’s biggest and best-known oil and gas brands. You will learn how to take a consultative sales approach, develop account leadership skills and focus on the retention of strategic accounts. You will complete a robust training program including job shadowing, structured field activities and customized classroom-style training to prepare you for an advanced career path in sales, corporate accounts or management.

Human Resources Internship

Human Resources Internship

Impact our core Human Resources programs by driving performance, developing talent and improving organizational capabilities in our internship program. Over the course of your internship, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with our internal customers, partner with colleagues in the business or function you support, and develop your management and leadership skills within Human Resources.

Data Science Internship

Data Science Internship

Develop, enhance and strengthen Ecolab’s digital capabilities as a Data Science intern. Help us provide advanced analytics, enterprise platforms and mobile applications for our customers. During your internship you will be at the center of decision science and analytics working alongside industry-recognized leaders.

MBA Finance Leadership Program

MBA Finance Leadership Program

Deliver business information, insights and focus to ensure our company and associates achieve our full potential. New members in our Finance MBA Program experience rewarding trainings and networking opportunities to help acclimate to our organization. You’ll gain exposure to our senior leaders and interact with finance peers across the organization as you track through a functional leader or general manager career path among our three pillars: commercial finance, planning & analysis and specialty areas.

MBA Finance Internship

MBA Finance Internship

Make an impact through a challenging project, gain exposure to senior leaders, network across the organization and understand our businesses, career paths and culture through a variety of opportunities. Successful interns can expect to finish the summer with an understanding of a typical day-in-the-life for our finance associates.

Human Resources Leadership Development Program

Human Resources Leadership Development Program

Impact our core Human Resources programs by driving performance, developing talent and improving organizational capabilities in our rotational program. Over the course of three unique assignments, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with our internal customers, partner with colleagues in the business or function you support, and develop your management and leadership skills within Human Resources.

MBA Marketing Experience

MBA Marketing Experience

Take on global challenges while working with the world’s biggest and best-known brands. As an assistant marketing manager, you will be supported by Marketing Momentum, a blend of hands-on and experiential learning, coaching, and leader-led training designed to be a vehicle for career growth and professional development. You will be placed in one of our divisions where you will work on a variety of strategic projects that contribute to profitable sales growth and differentiate us from our competitors.

MBA Marketing Internship

MBA Marketing Internship

Make an impact through a challenging project, gain exposure to senior leaders, network across the organization and understand our businesses, career paths and culture through a variety of opportunities. Successful interns can expect to finish the summer with an understanding of a typical day-in-the-life for our marketing associates.

Inside the Internship

Learn more about the variety of internship opportunities we offer from our past summer interns.

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The Secret to Great-Tasting Beer

For more than 40 years, Ecolab has been working behind the scenes at breweries around the world to help brewers consistently deliver great tasting beverages to their customers.

Our secret for brewers

Smart Water Navigator

The Ecolab Smart Water Navigator is an online tool that helps companies reduce water usage, energy and cost at the facility level.

About the tool

Helping Kraft Heinz Enhance Food Safety, Sustainability and Savings

Kraft Heinz, one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, turned to Ecolab to help ensure consistent cleaning on every level.

How we helped Kraft Heinz

Saving and Improving the Ethanol Process

After trying to reduce operational costs, a Brazilian company in the sugar and ethanol sector reached out to our team for a technology solution.

Our solution and results

We work with purpose as a trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations.