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IT Intern 2021 Job in Avon Lake, Ohio US

IT Intern 2021

Avient Corporation - Avon Lake, OH

Posted: 11/24/2020 - Expires: 2/22/2021

Job ID: 222286151

Job Description


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.


Job Summary

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:

System implementations

Infrastructure integrations

Upgrades of existing systems

Deploying the suite of Avient systems and solutions beyond North America, including implementations in Europe, Asia, and South America


Essential Functions

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.


Physical Demands

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.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
No school grade completed
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