a Meaningful Career
We're committed to turning today's talent into the leaders of tomorrow. With us, you can reach your full potential, work with a team that feels like family, and enjoy a legacy of innovation and ingenuity. Help us shape our company's future, and we'll help you forge yours.
As a GPC Corporate and NAPA intern, you’ll join us at our Atlanta headquarters for a cohesive, robust summer internship program that spans over 15 teams and lasts from mid-May to early August.
The experience kicks off with a two-day introduction to GPC that includes: keynote talks from senior leaders, training, a tour of our corporate campus, and much more.
Alongside doing real work that impacts our business, you’ll get social and development opportunities such as attending sporting events, community service, lunch and learns, and hard and soft skills training. Upon the program’s completion, you’ll give a presentation to fellow interns, managers, and executives that describes the projects you’ve worked on and what you’ve learned during your internship.
NAPA EMT Program
The NAPA Executive Management Trainee (EMT) program is designed to expose high-potential future leaders to all areas of the NAPA Auto Parts brand. This program is a rigorous, 12-month training program that exposes our trainees to all aspects of the business while allowing them to design their careers with GPC’s U.S. Automotive Group. The program splits into 4 phases:
- NAPA Store
The program concludes with a capstone project in which a team of trainees works together to develop a business solution, analyze data, and much more.
Each EMT is paired with a coach who provides on-the-job experiences using a comprehensive list of business processes. Each trainee will also participate in leadership development training and coaching with the NAPA Talent Development team throughout the program. Graduates can take on the role they did during the program upon completing it.
Ideal candidates for the NAPA EMT program are recent college graduates with a genuine interest in exploring and designing a career with Genuine Parts Company.
Finance and Accounting Rotational Program
Our two-year Finance and Accounting Rotational Program (FAR) is perfect for a graduating college student or recent graduate who wants to learn more about the fields of finance and accounting. Program exposure includes investor relations, treasury, FP&A, operational finance, internal audit, tax, business process improvement, general accounting and financial reporting, and more!
“My internship experience at GPC showed me the inner workings of a Fortune 500 company, specifically in the finance and accounting departments. My experience made me confident that pursuing a full-time position as a Finance and Accounting Rotational (FAR) Trainee at GPC was the right choice. The FAR Program has given me an opportunity to further expand my knowledge in finance and accounting. This program has given me a better picture of what areas of finance I want to focus on for the rest of my career.”Isabelle Leaphart Finance & Accounting Rotational Analyst
Driver and Retail
Haven’t graduated yet? Many of our part-time delivery driver and retail roles have flexible hours that are well suited for the busy lifestyle of a student. No two days are the same here at NAPA. No automotive experience? That’s great too — we welcome all career backgrounds! Whether or not you bring automotive knowledge, we have an opportunity for you.
Our Sales Trainee program allows you to prepare for a role as an Account (Sales) Representative or a Customer Service (Sales) Representative. Over approximately 15 months, you will gain experience in sales, company product lines, and customer base. You’ll also get leadership training and the opportunity to work in the branch’s warehouse to become familiar with shipping and receiving, inventory and delivery functions.
My intern experience at GPC helped me in a couple of ways. First of all, I had no corporate experience, so it was a very good training experience for me to get to know the business. Other than that, I believe it gave me enough time to get to know the things someone in my position needed to know before I had a full-time position with a higher workload and pressure.Babak Panahi GPC Senior Data Scientist
Speaking from experience, I think the EMT program is an amazing place to jump off a career with a company that has staying power. You have great program leaders from GPC, great field leaders, and the opportunity to work in so many different fields and specialties. One of the best things about GPC is the sheer number of opportunities and roles for employees to hold. It is literally one of the few places you can start at the bottom and work your way to the top.Chad Romo Senior Associate of GPC Digital,
Voice of the Customer/Customer Experience
Looking back my experience through the EMT program, it was a tremendous learning and growth opportunity. During my time in the EMT program I was exposed to variety of areas across the business ranging from DC and retail operations to hitting the road with the sales teams. Along the way you are presented with the opportunity to work in each of these areas to see firsthand what is like and to discover where your strengths lie. Joining the EMT program also awarded me with the opportunity to relocate. Coming from Des Moines, Iowa I never imagined myself with the opportunity to move to Atlanta. In 2017 that is exactly what happened. Though moving away from home can be tough, I wouldn’t trade anything for the experiences I have had.Joe Procyk Program Development Specialist
I came in as an Executive Management Trainee, which allowed me to learn different aspects of the company. I got great insight to what it feels like to actually do the work, which has made me a better leader.Craig McDougald DC Operations Manager
[My internship] was really fun because I got to see a day in the life [of an HR Manager]. With the help of my manager, mentor, and the people in the cubes around me, I was able to excel in things like communication with other HR Managers outside of HQ, which was really fun because I made connections with people in Washington and California. When I received my job offer, they sent me so many messages which made me feel valued and respected at GPC. Getting the experience to meet the different departments and HR levels helped me figure out that being a generalist is exactly where my heart is.Rachel Denae Haynes USAG HR Intern
My experience as a software development trainee with Motion has been great. The employees here are all very welcoming and friendly. My teammates are great at what they do and are very helpful. They are always ready to drop whatever they're working on to help each other out if someone is stuck on a problem. Motion is a great company to work for and I'm sure these factors contribute to the average employee tenure being as high as it is!Grayson Stack Motion Trainee
My time at Motion is one that I will never forget! I learned so much about the inner workings of Human Resources, myself, and Motion. I am so thankful to have worked at a company that truly cares about their employees!Hallie Kate Hannah Motion Human Resources Intern