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Corning Incorporated Administrative Assistant Intern in Corning, New York

Administrative Assistant Intern

Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14831

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 61884

Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers.

Corning’s businesses are ever evolving to best serve our customers, industries, and consumers. Today, we accelerate and transform life sciences, mobile consumer electronics, optical communications, display, and automotive markets. We are changing the world with:

  • Trusted products that accelerate drug discovery, development, and delivery to save lives

  • Damage-resistant cover glass to enhance the devices that keep us connected

  • Optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions to carry information and ideas at the speed of life

  • Precision glass for advanced displays to deliver richer experiences

  • Auto glass and ceramics to drive cleaner, safer, and smarter transportation

Overview of Admin Development Program

At Corning, our summer internship experience is a dynamic and immersive opportunity for growth. As an intern, you'll be fully integrated into our organization, living, working, and engaging with the vibrant communities in which Corning operates. Throughout your internship, you'll gain valuable hands-on experience, building essential on-the-job skills. We expect our interns to apply their knowledge and practices both independently and as part of a collaborative team. Working closely with experienced supervisors or mentors, you'll interact with the most current technologies, subject matter experts, and leaders who will help shape your professional journey. The Admin Intern Program at Corning serves as a vital steppingstone in our talent development strategy. We aim to cultivate a robust pipeline of talent to fill entry-level roles for both immediate and future needs.

Program Benefits

As an Admin Intern, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Competitive salaries.

  • Housing assistance to support your stay during the internship.

  • Travel reimbursement.

Intern Activities

We believe in fostering a well-rounded internship experience, and you'll have the opportunity to engage in:

  • Social and networking events to connect with peers and professionals.

  • Volunteer opportunities that allow you to give back to the communities we serve.

  • Community involvement, helping you understand and contribute to our broader mission.

Scope/Purpose of Position

As an Admin Intern at Corning, your role is crucial.You'll provide administrative and clerical support to individuals within our organization while also offering project support to our administrative team when necessary.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Managing daily routine tasks with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Independently gathering information following established procedures.

  • Identifying and proposing solutions to enhance workflow efficiency.

  • Collaborating to ensure office coverage during standard business hours with administrative lead.

  • Assisting in maintaining calendars, managing phone calls, and coordinating travel details with the admin lead.

  • Event planning, including meetings and team-building activities.

  • Processing expense reports accurately and efficiently.

  • Managing and replenishing office supplies.

  • Utilizing our internal purchase order system effectively.

Required Skills

  • A professional presence, maturity, and appearance.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational abilities, an unwavering attention to detail, and a commitment to error-free work.

  • Self-motivation, a proactive approach, and a keen eye for detail.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, seeking assistance when necessary.

  • A talent for expanding their professional network within Corning.

  • Discretion to handle confidential information responsibly.

  • Prioritization skills to manage multiple tasks effectively.

  • Adaptability to learn new computer and technology skills and processes.

  • Accessibility, dependability, and reliability.

Required Education

  • Pursuing an Associates/Bachelor’s degree


  • As needed

Business/Plant Specific Roles, Responsibility & Skills

  • Assist with annual summer event, including planning team participation, attendee communications, venue selection, potential volunteer activity, food service coordination, etc.

  • Assist Community Engagement function with Corning’s involvement in Watkins Glen Nascar event, including employee ticket selection, distribution, and tracking process for general admission tickets, Jack Daniels Club passes, and specialty racetrack experiences.

  • Assist Executive Assistants and/or Corporate Communications in support of Communications Meeting.

  • File Reconciliation Project

  • Organize files that are stored offsite and record files in Excel spreadsheet.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

​The range for this position is $1,519.00 - $3,074.00 biweekly. Starting pay for the successful applicant is prescribed based on geographic location, nature of position, and year in school.

Corning Puts YOU First!

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning.

  • Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to ourand celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions.

  • Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.

  • Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career.

  • Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.

  • Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. To request an accommodation, please contact us at.

Nearest Major Market: Corning