In a world where COVID has delayed or paused many summer initiatives, the Raytheon Missiles & Defense internship program marches on with interns collaborating on engineering projects, creating business solutions, and solving complex problems. They select data language interfaces by reimagining composability reports. They do compliance analysis. They work on projects to improve the efficiency of new customer trainings.
In honor of National Intern Day, we celebrate all of our interns and thank them for the value they bring to our business and into our lives. National Intern Day began in 2017 as a holiday to recognize interns.
As Raytheon Missiles & Defense, one of four business of Raytheon Technologies, came together as a defense powerhouse, Wes Kremer, the head of the business charted a course for the future. Kremer believes in trailblazing new approaches and pushing boundaries of innovation, and “creating a future that is more of your making.”
Unique views and voices
The business has more than 500 interns from more than 100 different schools. Approximately 40% of interns are working remotely and had the opportunity to attend 20 virtual events created specifically for remote interns. The majority of interns begin the program toward the end of spring, in late May or early June and work until August.
They are global interns sharing unique perspectives and different styles of solving problems, which lends to the diversity our leaders believe makes the company strong. Interns bring fresh and visionary thinking with them into their work. For example, they get to work on projects that match their specific interests from engineering and supply chain efforts to marketing and finance, including shadowing mentors from different mission areas.
They care about inclusion and collaboration.
“I wanted to work for a company that consistently challenged my skillset, and allowed me to contribute to their mission of leading innovation in defense,” said Didier Carreon, an electrical component technologies intern.