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Project Management Intern (Summer 2019)

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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 15821 Date posted 02/11/2019 City Cedar Rapids State Iowa Country United States

Requisition ID: 15821

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackling the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies – Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.


We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Job Summary

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America’s Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Collins Aerospace is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a summer intern to join our Cedar Rapids, Iowa based project management team. This dynamic individual should be self-motivated and interested in learning about project management in a corporate digital technology environment. The Project Management Intern will play a key role in helping to ensure the Collins Aerospace Digital Technology projects contribute to the achievement of our company’s strategic roadmap. The intern will assist Digital Technology’s Program Management Office’s Project and Program Managers, Quality Assurance team members (Test Leads), and Project Financial Analysts. Work will include assisting with short-term special projects, process analysis and documentation, and Microsoft SharePoint administration and configuration.

This role is on-site in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and is preferred as a full-time position during the summer months with a potential for part-time work during the school year.

Job Responsibilities

  • Organize, gather and analyze information for a variety of project management initiatives

  • Support quality assurance efforts (including but not limited to running reports, managing system, participating in solution testing)

  • Support project financial tracking and forecasting efforts

  • Assist with the administration and configuration of Microsoft SharePoint site

  • Assist in presentation preparation for various project management review meetings via Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Work with senior project managers to assist with their day to day functions and to learn project management at Rockwell Collins

  • Participate in team meetings and report progress of various assigned responsibilities

  • Updating of documentation and processes

  • Team event planning

  • Support and engage senior leaders

  • Coordinating efforts with others

  • Managing stakeholders

  • Tracking and reporting issues and risks

  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelors or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.
  • US Citizenship or Green Card is required. 
  • An understanding of project management and quality assurance principles, methodologies and tools; experience with PMI methodology is a plus.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office tools, Microsoft Project is a plus.

  • Familiarity with project management approaches and phases of the project lifecycle.

  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal.

  • Ability able to perform tasks independently once guidance is given.

  • Excellent active listening skills.

  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences.

  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships.

  • Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal.

  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations.

  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere.

  • Forward looking with a holistic approach.

  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics.

  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills.

  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization.

  • Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others.

  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges.

  • Desire to learn about project management in areas such as: IT cyber security, mobile applications, web, collaboration tools, SAP, Business Warehouse, cloud solutions.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance  and disability coverage
  • And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

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