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Mechanical Engineering - Product Design Internship

Date: Nov 3, 2021

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We want your brain. Yes, the brain you have been working and challenging every semester of college. The brain that is gnawing at you to pursue something big. Well, let your brain chew on this: You could become a part of the engineering process behind some of the world’s most useful products. Sound appealing? 


Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is taking applications for a Product Design Internship based in Mechanical Engineering at the IDEA Center, our Research & Development facility in Carthage, MO. We look for highly motivated students who value teamwork, innovation, product design, and attention to detail.


The internship involves working collaboratively and creatively on challenging projects within a dynamic team environment. Internship activities can run the gamut of a product lifecycle: exploration, design, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing. You will work with engineering mentors based on your ability, skills, and interests. Our interns are expected to roll up their sleeves and jump in from day one — some have even been included on patents.



  • Major in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 40 credit hours or more towards Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Experience in 3D modeling, including SolidWorks, Inventor, Pro/E, etc.
  • Student design project experience a plus
  • Strong mechanical aptitude


Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) believes in hiring the very best, and our intern program, Doors, is all about developing the next generation of employees. We offer real challenges, a robust learning experience, and many opportunities for career advancement. We’re not just hiring interns; we’re building a better company. Leggett & Platt employs more than 20,000 employees in corporate offices, manufacturing facilities, R&D centers, and distribution warehouses throughout 23 countries worldwide.  


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