WTDC’s internship program has been an excellent opportunity for employees to share their knowledge of the logistics industry with college students. Students in the WTDC internship program develop skills in shipping, transportation, and warehousing while gaining an invaluable introduction to the professional workplace.
The internship program began at WTDC in 2008. Since then, over 100 students have honed their business skills at our company. We have developed relationships in higher education at each of the local universities. This process has yielded consistent talent for our organization and has fostered a symbiotic relationship that adds valuable experience to the students, professors, and administrators responsible for creating logistics-based curricula.
Local universities have since used WTDC as an example organization for companies looking to create an internship infrastructure. WTDC adopted a “Creativity over Productivity” motto for the program, one that drives home the goal for the internship to be a true learning-based experience. In turn, our student interns have been able to grow into their roles as well-rounded young businessmen and businesswomen.
For more information on WTDC’s Internship Program or how to get involved with your local universities, please contact us.
To assess personal strengths and professional skills related to WTDC needs
To provide each new intern with training to establish them in the company’s culture
To develop a specific project according to intern skills and WTDC needs
To provide resources allowing interns to continue to learn during the project progress
To document interns’ accomplishments
In order to reach each goal described above, the internship program will be structured into the following segments:
Assessment, training, project, evaluation
A project will be assigned to each intern according to their skills, background, interests, and WTDC needs. Interns will be given organized tasks and responsibilities that can be measured by objectives.
Projects are important because:
They are an opportunity for interns to be challenged and show creativity
They give interns a sense of responsibility at the beginning of the project
They give interns a sense of accomplishment at the end of the Internship Program
Here are some examples of Projects:
To implement 5S in the warehouse
To develop trade lanes for a specific country or region
To develop management tools, such as key performance indicators, organizational charts, and standard operating procedures
Interns will also assist in the day-to-day activities of WTDC. They will have an opportunity to learn from different departments.
Beyond the initial training, the Interns will have an opportunity to shadow WTDC employees.
The shadowing sessions could cover:
WTDC Workflow: sales, transportation, documentation, human resources, accounting
WTDC main projects: 5S, SEO, trade lanes, management tools, marketing
Mastery of the communication and software platforms used by WTDC Documentation
WTDC will evaluate each intern according to specific professional and technical skills. The evaluation will be given by the supervisor and will remain confidential to any other employees and interns. The goal is to provide valuable feedback to the intern, identifying strengths as well as opportunities for improvement.
No of Openings:
Hours per Week:
Unpaid. Paid position optional after internship completion
Employment Start Date:
9-15 weeks. Part-time
Detailed description of position
Assist with the design and development of a strategic logistics trade lane marketing plan.
In charge of implementing marketing plan to achieve organizational objectives.
Assist with editorial direction, design, production and distribution of print and electronic marketing communications materials.
Bachelor or graduate student, preferably with a marketing/sales or business degree.
Must be self-motivated, reliable, innovative, and pragmatic.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to work on projects largely without direct supervision.
Excellent oral and written presentation abilities.
Previous experience and a second language (Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian…) is not required but is helpful.