Early Career

Students & Recent Graduates

Transition to top opportunities

At United Rentals, we offer a seamless and supportive transition for recent graduates from academics to their professional careers. As a Fortune 500 company, we’re able to offer strong earning potential shortly after graduation. New Grads tend to start in either a Sales Associate role in one of our 1,400+ branches in conjunction with our Sales Development Program Centers. Starting in these positions will lead to opportunities as an Outside Sales Representative. We teach and mentor on the best ways to sell and provide solutions for customers, as well as about our product advantages and differentiating features.

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Learn how a Fortune 500 company works

If you're looking for an internship opportunity where you get hands-on experience exploring, learning and earning, our United Rentals Internships are for you. As the world's largest equipment rental supplier, we offer sales and service tech internships at many of our 1,200+ locations. In our 10-week programs, you will:

  • Gain knowledge of the everyday functions and processes of a United Rentals branch
  • Learn key positions within the company by shadowing our experts
  • Become certified to use our equipment
  • Engage with our teams to learn key business processes
  • Earn competitive pay, college credits and valuable training
  • Network with other interns to share ideas and experiences
  • Gain real employment experience and a possible future career with United Rentals

For our sales internships, you will also:

  • Receive exposure to our sales process and generate leads.
  • Be part of our summer scavenger hunt competition.
  • Gain sales experience while exploring a future career path in sales.
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For our service tech internships, you will also:

  • Be highly engaged with daily functions and processes.
  • Learn to inspect, test, prepare and repair rental equipment.
  • Enhance your equipment knowledge while gaining strong mechanical skills.
  • Interact with a Service Team that is invested in your future.
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Meet Our Recent Interns:

Mary R. Intern, Troy University
My favorite thing about being an intern is having the opportunity to understand a whole new side of an industry that I knew nothing about prior.

Mary R.

Intern, Troy University

Dale D. Intern, Quincy University
The most important and fun thing that I have noticed is the community and family aspect of United Rentals. Everyone wants you to be successful; everyone is goal-oriented, and wants to help you achieve what you want to - As well as how outgoing, kind, and respectful the employees are. I really appreciate that, and I feel like United Rentals is the place to be.

Dale D.

Intern, Quincy University

Mary W. Intern, Oklahoma State University
My favorite thing about being an intern with United Rentals is getting to learn new things every day, growing with the company, and gaining a lot of hands-on experience. All the people here are so welcoming and they really want you to learn. It's by far the best internship EVER.

Mary W.

Intern, Oklahoma State University

Cody M. Intern, Georgia Southern University
The internship exceeded my expectations and I learned a lot! My managers, LeiAnn and John, were the best managers I could have had. The employees here all love their job, and they were so welcoming that it made the internship so enjoyable. I can't think of anything that could have been better.

Cody M.

Intern, Georgia Southern University

Sales Development Program

Build a sales career with an industry leader

If you’re looking to start or switch to a career in sales, United Rentals provides a comprehensive Sales Development Program to help you learn the construction and equipment rental business. You’ll learn all aspects of our sales processes, market strategy and branch operations, as well as explore territory coverage, persuasive selling, product knowledge and CRM tools.

  • Leverage marketing and sales tools to identify and sell new customers and recover dormant customers
  • Qualify and quantify existing customer needs using our CRM and persuasive selling
  • Set up meetings for our outside sales team and deliver on customer requests over the phone
  • Drive overall active customer growth, used sales and rental revenue growth
  • Learn how to use our IT systems for quotes, rental, sales, reservations and territory management
  • Coordinate with all branch departments to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Negotiate prices on equipment rentals and sales

Upon program completion, you will have the opportunity to become an Outside Sales Representative in one of our 1,400+ locations.

Technician Development Program

Learn more about our Technician Development Program

Our United Rentals' Technician Development Program (TDP) is recognized by AED and includes several technical eLearning programs with companion on-machine follow-ups, core skills training in shop equipment and tools and five Supplier-led hands-on training session with tool assistance. We offer structured training in general rental equipment, as well as our specialty products lines. Learn more about our product lines here.

We offer structured training in general rental equipment, as well as our specialty products lines. Learn more about our product lines here.

Pathways to enter the program:

Our Technician Development Program was designed to offer training opportunities at every experience level. We welcome:

  • Both high school students and tech school students looking for a rewarding career upon graduation.
  • Candidates that qualify as an entry-level Equipment Associate looking to pursue a Technician career.
  • Active-duty military members, veterans, or reservists looking for opportunities in their military to civilian transition.

Hear directly from our TDP program graduates!

Robert D.
I have recently completed the Technician Development Program and I found it very informative and helpful. The tools are great quality and I feel like I have become a better and more knowledgeable team player with this program.

Robert D.

Cole L.
I really appreciate that United Rentals allows Equipment Associates to advance with this company. I've never had an employer go to the lengths this company has to prioritize advancement. I am very grateful for this program - I've been promoted and have the tools to do the job.

Cole L.

Chase B.
The TDP is a great steppingstone for anyone who is interested in becoming a Tech. The Manufacturer lessons are an awesome way to familiarize yourself with the inner workings of our equipment. I really benefited from the Sullair and Generac Training especially. I would definitely recommend the program to anyone interested in pursuing a career as a Technician.

Chase B.

Cole E.
This program has taught me not only the basics on how machines should work, but the routine maintenance on a variety of items. I often apply useful information that I learned in the program.

Cole E.