Students and Early
Career Programs

From associate to postdoc, we recruit college, university and early career talent for internships, rotational programs and full-time opportunities in engineering and business.​

Our internship and new college graduate programs are designed to train and engage emerging professionals in a variety of disciplines – from software engineering to supply chain, materials engineering to manufacturing and finance to field service engineering. We provide networking, leadership and team-building opportunities so you’ll gain valuable business contacts as well as practical skills.

If you have a flexible and adaptable mindset and thrive in a results-driven culture, join us to Make Possible a Better Future.

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Opportunities for New College Graduates

With the broadest and deepest portfolio of semiconductor products and technology in the world, Applied offers an exciting and dynamic place to launch your career. As an early career professional, you’ll receive world-class training, opportunities to work cross-functionally, and a chance to meet and work with some of the most innovative professionals in the industry. Explore how you can leverage your unique skills, knowledge, experience and education in our New College Graduate (NCG) Program. 



Full-time and rotational opportunities for engineering grads.

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Field Service Engineering

Field Service Engineering

Accelerated rotation program for Field Service Engineering.

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Global Supply Chain

Global Supply Chain

Launch your career in supply chain management.

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Two-year rotation program for finance graduates.

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Manufacturing Background

Manufacturing Engineering

Transform designs into marketable and manufacturing products.

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All Opportunities for New Graduates

All Opportunities for New Graduates

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We offer wide range of internship and co-op positions for qualified college and university students studying technology and/or business. In addition to individual projects, you’ll attend events that introduce you to all Applied has to offer – including meet and greets with senior executives, tech talks, networking with our Employee Resource Groups and access to online and in-person skills training. 


Summer 2023 interns with CEO Gary Dickerson

The Applied Materials Momentum Fund

Grants and Internships for Women Engineers

Innovation comes from connecting talent and capabilities in new ways. The Applied Materials Momentum Fund, in partnership with the Last Mile Education Fund, provides grants to eligible women nearing the completion of their bachelor’s degree in engineering. Momentum Fund grant recipients are encouraged to apply for Applied Materials internship opportunities.

Recruiting Events

Our University Recruiting Team is always on the go – looking for the next generation of Applied talent at colleges and universities. Find out when we will be at a location near you. Or reach out directly at

Voice of Employees

Here’s what just a few of our interns and new college grads say about their experience at Applied

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Frequently Asked Questions

To be considered for an internship, new college grad, or early in career opportunity, you must apply to the position posted on our students and early careers website. If you’d like to connect with us in person, check out our upcoming recruiting events to see if we’ll be at a campus near you. At our recruiting events, you’ll have an opportunity to engage with employees, learn more about the company and share more about your background and interest in our programs.  

Once you submit your application, you’ll receive an email confirmation. If you’re selected to move forward, a member of our recruiting team will reach out to you for additional information and to arrange an interview. You are always able to review your candidacy for a position by logging into your Applied Materials Workday account for the latest status updates. 

For students currently enrolled in school, our recruiting cycle for both new college grads and interns kicks off in September and goes through March. Candidates can expect to hear back on interviews as early as October to as late as March the following year for roles starting in the July/August timeframe.

All intern and early in career applicants should include their contact information, school(s) you attend(ed), actual or anticipated graduation date (not just the year), and major or area of focus. Other great items to include are grade point average (GPA), advanced coursework, school projects, internship or work experience, extracurricular activities and leadership positions. Consult with your school career center for additional useful information on resume building and behavioral interviewing.

Our two largest sites in the US for hiring interns and new grads are our corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, CA, and our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Austin, TX. Our other US sites that hire interns and early in career talent are located in Albany, NY; Gloucester, MA; and Kalispell, MT.

Openings for new college graduates are based on projected needs and include both technical and business positions, including (but not limited to): 

Technical Positions:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Product Marketing
  • Field Service Engineer
  • Product Support Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Supplier Quality Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Process Engineer

Business Positions:
  • Business Analytics
  • Logistics Operations
  • Business Process Development Analyst
  • Order Management
  • Buyer
  • Planner
  • Control Specialist
  • User System Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Human Resources Representative

We hire a few hundred summer interns each year, in both technical and business fields. Most internships fall into one of the following categories:

  • Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
  • Supply Chain
  • Finance
  • Marketing


Our new college graduate positions are open to candidates who have/will have graduated within a year of the proposed start date. For example, for positions starting in Summer 2023, we will be considering candidates with graduation dates between May 2022 – July 2023.

Relocation assistance is given to all US new college grads who are required to relocate over 50 miles for a position. Early in career opportunities that offer relocation assistance to qualified hires will be stated in the job posting. 

Our comprehensive benefits package for US hires includes health insurance (medical, dental and vision), Flexible Time Off, 11 paid holidays per calendar year, annual discretionary bonus, 401(k) plan and matching company contribution, employee stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement program and more. Review the US benefits site for detailed information.

Our internship positions are open to candidates who are currently enrolled full-time in an accredited degree program, and who will not be graduating until after the current academic year. For example, for Summer 2023 internships, candidates who graduate after December 2023 are eligible to apply. 

An internship refers to full-time summer term employment or part-time employment during the school year. A co-op refers to full-time multi-season employment, aligned with academic terms based on the semester or quarter system.

Most internships typically run 8-12 weeks during the summer months and co-op positions typically run 6-8 months. On a case-by-case basis, managers may also allow summer interns from local schools to continue part-time work during the academic year.

Relocation assistance is given to all US interns who are required to relocate more than 50 miles for a position.

Depending upon the number of hours worked per week, students in our US internship and co-op programs may receive medical insurance, 401(k) plan and matching contribution, 11 paid holidays per calendar year, employee stock purchase plan, relocation assistance (if eligible) – and more. Review the US Intern Benefits Summary for more information.