Arrow Internship Jobs

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  • Internship Program Overview
  • Arrow's Summer Internship Program seeks the next generation of imaginers, designers and builders to guide innovation forward.

    Benefits

  • Our world-class internship experience provides the following benefits:
  • Kickoff your experience with a trip to the Denver headquarters
  • Hands-on approach to learning and applying your degree
  • Chance to network with 130+ interns across the United States
  • Small forums with our Executives and past interns
  • Collaborate with intern teams on select projects and present findings to key stakeholders
  • Stretch your presentation skills in front of our VP's and Directors
  • Compensation
    Arrow interns are paid a competitive wage and may be eligible for benefits depending on the length of service and the number of hours worked.
  • Timing
    May - August (Exact start and end dates may vary by student)
Arrow is a drug-free workplace. Employees are prohibited from manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing, using, or being under the influence of illegal drugs, inhalants, or controlled substances in the workplace, regardless of whether such use is permitted by local law.

Testimonials

Zach Wendt
Arrow Ambassador
University of Colorado, Mechanical Engineering & Business Minor

Why did you choose to be an intern at Arrow?
An internship is an invaluable experience that gives a glimpse into real world working environments and culture. I chose to intern at Arrow because the company sits on the forefront development of technology and has an extremely welcoming culture.

What were your key duties and responsibilities?
I worked as a mechanical engineering intern and I worked on a robotics project that was aimed at integrating SAM car technology with a robotic arm. I worked on the 'Arm Team' where we designed and prototyped newly innovative linkages between motors, integration with an app interface, and robotic aesthetics.

What was it like to work for Arrow?
The internship program at Arrow was unlike anything that I had expected to experience. The resources, experience, culture, and people were there for all of the interns and allowed all of us to gain as much experience as we could gather. Every employee was excited to be involved with interns. The company truly does live five years out and puts a lot of stake in their future employees.

What support did Arrow give you during your internship and what did you find most valuable?
The company's people were by far the most valuable resources for me and my success. Every employee was open to any questions and always giving advice. Whether it would be on a technical work-related matter, or personal career development advising, the people of Arrow were more accepting of every intern than I had expected ten-fold.

What advice would you give interns currently going through the program?
Do not be afraid to ask questions and reach out to people that you don’t know. Some of the best success that I have had so far is all based on simple conversations with people that I may have never talked to.

What was your biggest accomplishment while at Arrow?
My biggest accomplishment actually came from a conversation with Arrow's Chief Digital Officer, Matt Anderson. Together we came up with an idea that will revolutionize college engineering curriculums, and it is something that I am very excited and thankful to be working on.

How does being an Arrow Ambassador help you with your career aspirations?
Networking has been a key component in my professional success and is something that myself and others plan to utilize in terms of career development. Being an Arrow Ambassador has, simply enough, given me large opportunities to network and meet with fellow students, professionals, administrators, and corporate executives. Again, communication is key to success, and being an Arrow Ambassador thrusts you to communicate with powerful people.

Elise Lieberman
Arrow Employee (Converted Intern)
University of Denver, MBA

Why did you choose to be an intern at Arrow?
Internships are a great way to figure out what you want to do (and what you don’t want to do) after you graduate. You get a glimpse of what it would be like to work in a specific function, industry and environment. Plus, it’s a great way to build your resume! Arrow is a really cool company, and we have a phenomenal internship program. You get to work on projects that challenge you but are fun at the same time – you’re doing “real” work, not boring “intern” work. You get to work with 100 other interns, but you usually have your own unique team and responsibilities so you don’t feel like you have to compete to be seen or heard. The best part is that you make friendships that stick with you even after the summer is over.

What were your key duties and responsibilities?
In my first year, most of my work was project-based. I mainly worked on human capital planning templates, creating a handbook for employee recognition programs, and formatting HR newsletter communications. This year, while I still have some big projects surrounding onboarding, HR website design, etc., I spend much more time participating in meetings and learning how to perform some of the basic HR consultant functions like employee relations and talent management.

What was it like to work for Arrow?
Fun! And challenging, but also rewarding. You’re constantly being pushed to learn new things, and you’re doing it with great people around you.

What support did Arrow give you during your internship and what did you find most valuable?
So much networking! The other interns are sometimes the best support you have. It was always so much fun to get together for lunches and happy hours, especially during the kickoff and summit when everyone is together in Denver. It makes a world of difference having so many other people to share your experience with, and you make connections all throughout the company that can really come in handy down the road. I also thought one of the most valuable parts of the summer program was getting to hear from different executive speakers. You really get inspired, plus you get all kinds of exposure across the organization. The University Relations team is an awesome resource, too, especially if you think you might want to come back to Arrow another summer or if you are looking to find something a little more permanent post-grad.

What advice would you give interns currently going through the program?
Be a “Yes!” person. If someone asks you to do something you don’t know how to do, go learn how to do it even if it means asking for help. And if you don’t have something to work on, go ask someone if you can help them with anything- even if they aren’t on your team (ask your manager first, though). Be the person that others know they can go to for whatever they need. It’s really a wonderful way to learn more, meet new people, and make the most of your internship experience.

What was your biggest accomplishment while at Arrow?
Presenting at last year’s case competition felt like a huge accomplishment (even though we didn’t win). When we started that project, there was no real structure and none of the teams really knew what we were supposed to do or how our pieces fit into the project as a whole. The team leads got together twice a week for two months until we figured it out. Together we were able to create something so much bigger than ourselves or our individual teams, and even after losing the competition I still walked away with an overwhelming sense of pride in what we had accomplished.

How does being an Arrow Ambassador help you with your career aspirations?
If you want to stay connected with Arrow, this is a great place to start! It helps you stay in touch with our recruiting team and gives you the inside scoop on what they are looking for when they recruit for Arrow. You’re able to improve your resume and sharpen your interviewing skills as you’re helping prospective interns do the same, which is an added bonus. If you go to the career fairs you get to make a lot of connections with other Arrow employees. I think having the experience of being on the other side of recruiting really relieves a lot of the pressure and makes you feel more confident when you start to apply for new positions or jobs.

Taylor Hill
Arrow Ambassador
Colorado State University, Financial Investment Analysis & Human Resource Management

Why did you choose to be an intern at Arrow?
The year before I interned at Arrow, I worked for a financial company with about 100 employees in their Denver office. This allowed me to see what it would be like working for a smaller company in a financial area. I decided I wanted to gain some experience in Human Resource Management and also learn what a large-company culture is like. Working at Arrow gave me the opportunity to do this. It allowed me to also work in a fast-paced environment with tasks that had a real-time effect on the company. I was given opportunities and privileges that other companies would not give to an intern in an atmosphere that was surrounded by innovative, determined people.

What were your key duties and responsibilities?
I was given the opportunity to work under two roles. I was an Employee Capabilities Intern and a University Relations intern. As the employee capability intern, I helped launch worldwide mid-year reviews. This task included weekly calls with Human Resource Specialists around the world from the United Kingdom to Hong Kong. This was exciting because it gave me the opportunity to see what Arrow did on a large scale. As the University Relations Intern, I acted as the HR point person for over 100 interns. I helped make sure the intern project ran smoothly and provided support to other interns. I created events and helped with the annual intern kickoff and summit.

What was it like to work for Arrow?
Working with Arrow was completely different than any internship or job I have had in the past. The program was fast-paced, dynamic, flexible, and had high expectations out of its interns. I was given the opportunity to meet talented interns and even go to a Rockies Game with the CEO of the company. Being at such an innovative company taught me how to prioritize work, seek help when needed, and voice my opinion in a safe place. This internship stretched me past my comfort zone and pushed me to take on the mindset of a full time employee.

What support did Arrow give you during your internship and what did you find most valuable?
Arrow offered me guidance and support. Whenever I had a question or concern, I knew there were people within the company I could turn to for direction.

What advice would you give interns currently going through the program?
At Arrow, everyone is willing to meet with you and talk to you about their role within the company. Take this opportunity to interview people within the company about their responsibilities and passions. Also, do not be afraid to ask questions or ask for more responsibility.

What was your biggest accomplishment while at Arrow?
My biggest accomplishment was creating a successful project with other interns. We created a sales and distribution channel for a product that the engineering interns created. Although we did not win the project, I gained some valuable skills from working with the team. I had no experience with sales before or pitching an idea to such executive people that it really challenged me to work together successfully with this team. We had to set up our own meeting times, plan a strategy of attack, and communicate our steps with other intern teams. It was as if we created our own company within Arrow.

How does being an Arrow Ambassador help you with your career aspirations?
In the future I hope to create a consulting firm that helps companies integrate diversity and environmental programs into their organization. At Arrow, my manager also values diversity and strives to make Arrow an inclusive community. Getting to help her with projects aimed at diversity within Arrow has shown me that this is still an area I want to pursue.

Charles Oyewole
Arrow Employee (Converted Intern)
Metropolitan State University of Denver, Computer Information Systems & Accounting

What made you initially apply for an internship at Arrow?
I didn’t know much about Arrow besides seeing the building as I drove by the street once. I attended Arrow’s Diversity Day last year and it opened my eyes about the company; I was really impressed with what I heard from the Executives, Directors, Managers and other employees that attended the event. I knew right then that Arrow was the company I wanted to work for.

What was your internship position and where do you work now?
I was a Supply Chain Intern. I am now working for the same the group I interned with as the Field Support Specialist.

What was the most valuable experience during your internship?
I learned a lot about working in a big company like Arrow Electronics with many employees all over the world. I learned about the company philosophy of Five Years out, how innovation drives business and the importance of collaboration with others and being a team player.

How did the internship prepare you for your full-time employment?
I was able to learn about Arrow’s business, acronyms, corporate culture and opportunities. I learned to work with other people more collaboratively. I also built friendships and partnerships that made my transition to a full-time position more seamless because I already knew my managers and others that I worked with during my internship days.

What made Arrow stand out to you and what made you choose a career with Arrow?
I met a lot of people with years of service with the company and seemed happy to be working here. That was very impressive to me because I wanted a company I could spend the rest of my career working for. I like the stability, opportunity for growth and the environment that embraces the drive to change.

What do you think makes an intern successful at Arrow?
An internship is an opportunity to audition for a job and demonstrate your skill set. All interns should demonstrate leadership abilities and qualities. They should also be innovative, a team player, results-driven, have a collaborative attitude, be proactive and drive change.

What advice would you give interns currently going through the program?
Create value and accomplish deliverables. Do a good job, drive results and be open to take up more challenging roles. In other words, step out of your comfort zone.

Kathleen Timbol
Arrow Employee (Converted Intern)
University of Colorado at Denver, Marketing

What made you initially apply for an internship at Arrow?
I was interested in trying something new and I was encouraged to apply at Arrow. The size of the company and the paid position that was directly tied to my major convinced me to apply.

What was your internship position and where do you work now?
I was essentially a marketing coordinator, a role that had not yet been defined in the marketing group. I was hired into the same group and I have since shifted and was promoted into the Arrow Digital Group as a Marketing Specialist.

What was the most valuable experience during your internship?
The most valuable experiences during my internship were the real projects that were actually utilized by my group. I enjoyed contributing to the department while learning.

How did the internship prepare you for your full-time employment?
The internship introduced me to the different roles in my group and in the company. Understanding everyone's roles still helps me today and makes me a very resourceful team member.

What made Arrow stand out to you and what made you choose a career with Arrow?
Arrow stood out to me because, while it is a Fortune 150 corporation, the collaboration and creativity makes it feel like I am at a startup. Every day I am challenged and encouraged to step up for my team.

What do you think makes an intern successful at Arrow?
What makes a successful intern at Arrow is initiative. I quickly learned that no one was going to hand me success or spoon-feed me information at Arrow. I had to be resourceful and take the initiative. This challenge poses itself as an opportunity. At Arrow, I can be the strongest contributor to shaping my role.

What advice would you give interns currently going through the program?
My one advice is to take advantage of everything! The summer goes by so quickly! Take advantage of making new friends, new learning experiences, and gaining mentors. The summer internship is the time to get out of your comfort zone and to not be afraid of making mistakes.

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