Students and Recent Grads
Raytheon is a great place to start an extraordinary career. When you join us, you’ll be part of a dynamic and diverse global team. And you’ll get the resources and support needed to fulfill your personal and professional ambitions, while working on some of the most demanding challenges facing the world today.
Whatever your area of interest and expertise, you’ll play an integral role in creating sophisticated systems and platforms that will help redefine defense and government electronics, space exploration, information technology, cyber security and more.
At the same time, you’ll enjoy all kinds of opportunities to grow to your full potential, with the advantages of world-class career development programs and outstanding real-life rewards.
If you are a recent graduate (within the last 18 months) or currently in college, then check out our entry-level full-time jobs and internship/co-op opportunities.
Internships and Co-ops
Our internship and co-op programs provide an experiential learning opportunity as you work on real world complex business projects facing business today. Full time and part time positions exist throughout the calendar year with many providing the potential opportunity to convert to full time employment upon graduation.
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Raytheon’s College Recruiting Process
At Raytheon, we understand that your search to find the right job and company is just as important as choosing your career path. Here are some tips so you can know what to expect from Raytheon's college recruiting process.
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Our programs offer:
- Competitive salary
- Paid Holidays and paid time off (PTO)
- Business/Casual work environment
- Access to work on cutting-edge technologies
- Summer Programming (including workshops, speaker series, social events and more!)
- Access to Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) Learn More
Leadership Development Program
Our multi-year, rotational Leadership Development Program (LDP) is designed to provide challenging opportunities within the context of short-term work assignments. You can expect support from a mentor, an assignment manager and program manager(s) as you grow towards becoming a future leader.
A great deal of emphasis is put on the Six Sigma® process. By the end of the LDP, you will be expected to complete Six Sigma® specialist training and qualification.
Other highlights include:
- Cross-functional leadership development sessions
- Functional specific development sessions
- Business, technology and leadership skills training
- Exposure to key leaders throughout Raytheon
- Video forums, online library and self-directed eLearning
- Cross-business and cross-geography team projects
- Opportunities for individual and group feedback
- Potential to rotate across multiple disciplines
- Personal LDP and career development plans
Requirements vary by discipline. Many participants exhibit prior experience in their area of focus and/or hold advanced degrees. Available opportunities include:
Business Development offers a two-year rotation that consists of two, geographically diverse, 12-month assignments. Assignments will provide broad exposure to Raytheon, while also allowing you the opportunity to tackle tough issues and add immediate value. Business Development puts you at the heart of strategic planning, customer-focused marketing, capture/proposal management, operations and government relations.
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Contracts offers the possibility of being assigned to different locations where you will be mentored in the areas of contracts acumen and program, financial and project management, as well as proposal preparation and negotiation skills. Contracts also provides the opportunity to understand the total operating environment at Raytheon and the interrelationships between accounting, legal, contracts, procurement, engineering, manufacturing and quality.
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Engineering offers up to three rotations of 8-12 months each in multiple Raytheon business and geographic locations, with assignments in engineering, operations and/or performance excellence and quality. If you’re a visionary with an advanced degree, this is your opportunity to help create future technologies that can literally change the world.
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Finance offers a three-year program that consists of 12-month assignments. Choose Finance and you’ll gain a wealth of experience by completing three rotational assignments. Rotations focus around the following finance disciplines: program controls, pricing/proposal development, financial planning & analysis, rate & budgets, contracts-to-cash, accounting or internal audit. Previous Finance participants include Raytheon CFOs, Vice Presidents and key financial leaders, some of whom serve as active mentors, advisors and trainers.
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Global Trade Leadership Development Program
The Global Trade Leadership Development Program (Global Trade LDP) is a highly visible corporate program developed to bring talented early career professionals into the Global Trade organization and develop them as future leaders at Raytheon. As a participant in this program, you have the opportunity to obtain the required regulatory acumen and be mentored in various Global Trade roles.
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Global Security Services
Global Security Services offers a two-year rotational program intended to provide a breadth of experience in multiple business areas across the U.S. Each rotation will include challenging generalist and specialist assignments in various disciplines such as Industrial, International, Physical, Investigations, Counterintelligence and Information Assurance. In some cases, a stretch assignment in Special Programs or a TDY International trip may also be available.
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Human Resources offers a two-year rotation focused on developing leadership talent for a dynamic HR organization. Take this route and you’ll gain exposure to strategic issues in business and HR, focused professional development opportunities, and interaction with top executives throughout Raytheon. In addition to the two-year rotation, we also offer a 10-12 week, summer internship.
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IT offers a two-year opportunity that consists of two twelve-month rotations. Master and Bachelor -level participants will train in IT competencies ranging from project management and business partnering to application planning and network engineering. IT also allows you to gain leadership skills through the study of strategic planning, performance-based management and beyond. A 2-3 month, summer internship is also available.
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Supply Chain offers three eight-month rotations that can include everything from subcontract management and material program management to planning, logistics and more. MBA and Master’s degree participants will have the opportunity to tackle tough issues and add immediate value within a competitive aerospace and defense marketplace, where Raytheon spends $7+ billion annually. A 10-12 week, summer internship is also offered.
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As a company with a strong focus on engineering, we have created several programs to recognize and reward outstanding performance. Entry-level engineers can look forward to these opportunities as they advance their careers in our organization.
Achievement Awards: Offers cash awards to recognize extraordinary accomplishments.
Technical Honors Program: Provides a progression of awards based on career level, from senior engineer to the senior principal fellow. Award packages include a cash award, an annual technical stipend, public recognition, honoree celebration and commemorative plaque.
Fellows Program: Recognizes the "best of the best" based on highly selective criteria that will only apply to the top 4% of our engineering organization.
Engineering Mentor Program: Provides recognition for mentors and mentees, honoring those engineers who have demonstrated technical competence and a willingness to help other engineers or the ability to benefit from the relationship with a mentor.
Shattering the Silicon Ceiling
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A World of Opportunity
"Imagine Your STEM Future" is one of several ways Raytheon is working to get young women interested in science, technology, engineering and math, in the hope they will pursue a career in those fields. Learn More
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