Avient Corporation (formerly PolyOne Corporation), with 2019 revenues of $2.9 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:
Barrier technologies that preserve the shelf-life and quality of food, beverages, medicine and other perishable goods through high-performance materials that require less plastic
Light- weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation
Breakthrough technologies that minimize wastewater and improve the recyclability of materials and packaging across a spectrum of end uses
Avient employs approximately 9,100 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care and a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. For more information, visit .
At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE and Pride to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.
At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person's qualifications, abilities, experience and performance.
Avient is seeking a summer intern in Cleveland, Ohio to join the Corporate IT organization, which provides global solutions and services to enable Avient and its customers to reach world-class performance. This internship focuses on projects involving the expanding portfolio of systems that Avient IT manages and leveraging new technology to support our mission of providing a highly reliable and cost effective infrastructure for a growing global company. During the internship they will establish relationships with peers and leaders, learn fundamentals and be provided feedback from the program manager. Upon completion, participants may have the opportunity to join the IT Leadership Development Program after graduation. Housing assistance is provided and pay is commensurate with experience.
IT Interns may assist with projects such as:
Upgrades of existing systems
Deploying the suite of Avient systems and solutions beyond North America, including implementations in Europe, Asia, and South America
Develop and implement technical designs to meet business needs
Develop and maintain project plans
Develop and maintain test plans, track progress of testing, and coordinate testing sessions with different parts of the organization
Development of key communication and training materials
Provide daily break-fix support and the development/rollout of new capabilities
Interact with Senior Management, build relationships with other employees across the globe and make a difference in Avient's future success
Willingness to occasionally work during non-traditional working hours
Other duties as assigned
Currently pursing degree in Business or Information Systems
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
Problem solving / decision-making / sound judgment
Ability to handle multitasking, manage time, and prioritize tasks based on customer needs
Attention to detail and the ability to follow processes and procedures
Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business. These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development.
The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Requires standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time, talking and listening
Must be able to walk and use hands
Typically work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate
Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran's status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal, state and local law. *LI-BS1
PolyOne is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.