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    Early Career Development

    Opportunities at Gates

    Whether you’re seeking an internship or are a recent graduate, Gates has opportunities in engineering, R&D, marketing, finance, technology, human resources and more. Work one-on-one with a Gates engineer at one of our production facilities, state-of-the-art Innovation Center, or partner with our team to solve real business challenges of a growing global company. Whatever you’re interested in, Gates will help you find your way.  Explore open positions on our job search page now. 

    University Students 

    Internships and Co-Ops 

    If you want to cultivate your skillset and get a jumpstart on your peers, consider an internship or co-op program with Gates. Our positions provide hands-on experience to help students explore their professional interests across a wide variety of fields. Summer Internship opportunities are typically posted late Winter and interviews are generally conducted throughout the Spring. 


    “I loved my internship at Gates because it helped me develop my professional skills and explore my future career interests, all while learning from more experienced employees.” -Halliday Ackley  

    Recent Graduates 

    STEM and Technical Training 

    Gates offers, STEM and technical training programs to help employees advance within their technical and operational specialties. We also encourage all technical specialists to consider continuing their education and taking advantage of our tuition reimbursement program. 

    Rotational Programs 

    Our rotational programs allow recent graduates to gain experience in a variety of different departments in their desired field. Participants are able to grow their professional development through learning and networking opportunities, mentorship, cross-functional cohorts, and capstone projects. Rotational programs are available in human resources, engineering, and commercial leadership development. 

    Innovation in Engineering Rotational Program 

    Participants in our Innovation in Engineering Program will join Gates’ engineering team and innovate in the science of motion performance through the hands-on experience you will need for a long, successful career. Whether your engineering focus is in manufacturing, process quality, packaging or research and development, you can help Gates build efficient and effective components and systems for the industrial and automotive worlds. This opportunity is typically posted in the Fall and interviews are generally conducted in the Winter.