John Deere employee stands in front of factory equipment

Internships and Part-Time Students

Finding Your Career

Looking for a career that matters? Looking for an opportunity that leads you in new and exciting directions? What about rewards that show you are welcomed and appreciated? Then here’s the information you need to make that life-changing choice. A choice that will bring you closer to top talent, offer you exceptional learning opportunities, and make you part of one of the world’s premier companies.

Why John Deere? Why anywhere else?

If you're the kind of person who strives to do great work, excels in creative environments, thrives in teams, and lives for problem solving – this is the place for you. At John Deere, your ideas, experiences, and values matter. And, you’re rewarded in ways that matter: through opportunities for career growth; through experiences in an inclusive, diverse culture; and, yes, through outstanding compensation and benefits programs.

Why work at John Deere? Why work anywhere else?

Learn more about why you should choose John Deere.

Working at John Deere

At John Deere, there are over 50,000 people who have taken the leap. The leap to achievement. The leap to learning. The leap to high-performance teamwork. The leap to being valued as a contributor, an employee, a person. These are John Deere employees who, today, help develop, produce, market, and support quality machinery and services worldwide. They understand and embrace the core values of integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation. And they are rewarded.

Find out more about working at John Deere.

Find out more about college opportunities

Fresh out of college or wondering what comes next after high school? You can feel great about your work – and where you work. At John Deere, it’s all about interacting with peers, sharing your skills, pushing your potential, and feeling satisfied. We’re always looking for smart, talented, and skilled people to join us.

So go ahead, take the leap.


John Deere's internship program allows you to apply the skills and knowledge you're developing at school while contributing to exciting, real-world projects. We regard every intern as a potential full-time employee with strategic importance to our business. We'll provide hands-on experience that's designed to fit your career objectives, that complements your academic work and enhances your learning.

Expand AllCollapse All

Internship Areas

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing/Product Support
  • Supply Management

About the Internship Program

You can join us as an intern at various points during your undergraduate or graduate studies. The majority of our internships occur during the summer months and last 13 weeks. Extended internship sessions during the academic year are also available in engineering. You could have the opportunity to work more than one session with us.

Interns receive competitive compensation and are eligible for many of the benefits offered to full-time employees.

Internship Benefits

  • Health Insurance, Dental, 401K
  • Subsidized Housing
    • Payroll Deduction
    • Apartment or University Housing (fully furnished)
  • Travel Expense Reimbursement
  • Student Resources
  • Student Website – General Information
    • First Day/First Week Procedures
    • Time Reporting/Expense Reporting
    • Community Information
  • Student Newsletter
  • Year of Service Credit (if 500 hours worked)
  • Networking opportunities, Mentors and New Employee Advisors
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Intern Conference

Intern Conference

All interns are invited to participate in the two-day Summer Intern Conference held in Moline, Illinois. This conference is designed specifically for interns to promote networking with other students, learn more about their functional areas, and to gain knowledge about John Deere as a whole.

Traditionally, the conference is held mid-June in Moline, IL and includes the following activities:

  • Breakout Sessions on Business Topics
  • Functional Sessions and Lunch
  • Keynote Address
  • Social Activity with Functional Leadership

Intern Testimonials

Hanna sits in a John Deere tractor, while her father stands

Hanna, Manufacturing Engineer Intern

"Ever since I was a little girl, green and yellow were my colors. John Deere has been my passion and will still continue to be my favorite. With a background in farming, it has been my biggest dream to work for John Deere. Keeping busy with school and collegiate sports, I never once thought that I would land a spot in the Tractor Cab Assembly and Operations Plant as a Manufacturing Engineer Intern. Working alongside the operators and other engineers, I gained countless knowledge and strong relationships with my team."

Michael stands in front of John Deere equipment

Michael, Product Engineer Intern

"My internship has been an amazing experience. I have worked on nine tasks/projects that not only upgraded my technical skills, but also enhanced my communication, social, leadership and teamwork skills. John Deere has given me the confidence needed to grow as an engineer and better yet, as an individual. I love the culture and family environment provided by John Deere. I am blessed to be able to work for a company that helps feed and clothe the world."

Raelyn stands on worksite in safety vest and hardhat

Raelyn, Forestry Product Marketing Intern

"Having the opportunity to get out in the field and meet firsthand with employees and customers to hear why they are so loyal to John Deere. The needs of people who use the equipment daily are at the center of product development decisions, and it shows just how much John Deere cares about its customers."

Part-Time Students

A few of our locations offer flexible, part-time opportunities that let you schedule your work around your classes. These roles are available in a variety of disciplines in both office and warehouse settings. You'll gain experience in a large, fast-paced business environment, while still maintaining your full-time school commitments.

You can work with us throughout your education, with the option for full-time hours during the summer. Typically, you would enter the program during your sophomore year and work until your graduation. You must be attending a college or university as a full-time student and that school must be within commuting distance of a John Deere work location to be eligible for the Part-Time Student program.

Part-time employees receive competitive compensation and are eligible for many benefits, including tuition assistance.