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Program Management Internship - Garden Grove, CA

Date: Jan 4, 2022

Location: Garden Grove, CA, US

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 51 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world”s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

GKN Aerospace is excited to present our professional customer and business focused Internships! With the guidance of our aerospace industry leaders, interns will support day-to-day program operations for the business.  

Job Responsibilities

•    Support administration and activities associated with the control and monitoring of progress, scope, cost and resource management for aerospace programs, business development and commercial/contracts.
•    Compiling and following up on work breakdown structure (WBS), organization breakdown structure (OBS), and cost breakdown structure (CBS) schedules/ plans for the program. 
•    Preparing and maintaining the customer outlook for budgeting purposes.
•    Support creation, coordination and delivery of (change) proposals to customer requests.
•    Preparing, monitoring, analyzing and reporting the data on program performance, and following up on actions in case of deviations.
•    Review contracts alongside Contracts Department in order to understand proposals and standard terms.
•    Assist with preparation of cost estimates, business cases and customer pricing
•    Organize contracts and files. 
•    Assisting with departmental continuous improvement actions to standardize and optimize ways of work
•    Perform other related duties as required
•    Complete and present internship final project to leadership team. 


Internship Details
•    Flexible work schedule 
•    Duration of Internship: 3 to 6 months 
•    Paid Internship 
•    The intern will actively contribute to meaningful projects and work closely with a mentor and with senior leadership.

Job Qualifications

•    Currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Business or related fields 
•    Minimum of 3.0 GPA 
•    Must be able to work onsite minimum of 20 + hours per week
•    U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirement 


Preferred Qualifications
•    Self-starter that can manage or organize their activities in a team environment.
•    Demonstrated competent and effective communication
•    Strong organizational and management skills.
•    Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
•    Good analytical skills and financial acumen 


Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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