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 1,000+ branches or at one of our Sales Development Program Centers in Charlotte or Phoenix. 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.

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. You’ll also:

  • 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 1,000+ locations.


Learn how a Fortune 500 company works

If you’re looking for an active internship, one where you are in the field exploring, learning and earning, the United Rentals Internship is for you. The world’s largest equipment rental supplier, we offer sales and service tech internships at a number of our 1,000+ 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.

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.

Caroline, Intern, John Molson School of Business

I did not expect to learn about so many different aspects of the company. This internship always stayed exciting, as I was constantly learning new and different things about United Rentals.

Hanna, Intern, University of New Orleans

The internship program exceeded my expectations in many ways. I didn't expect to travel so much to other branches and local jobsites, but that was my favorite part of the program, as well as ride-alongs with the truck drivers.

Alma, Intern, University of Texas at El Paso

I thought that the company went above and beyond to improve my experience as an intern.

Kenneth, Intern, Auburn University

I gained a lot of knowledge within sales that I can take with me wherever I go. I also learned a lot about United Rentals and feel comfortable having this as a job option after college.

Nichole, Intern, University of Alabama

This was more than just a summer job because everyone that I met helped me develop as a professional and a person. Learning across operations, sales and management, I was able to appreciate and understand each aspect of the company.

Briana, Outside Sales Rep, University of Minnesota

My favorite part about the internship is that each day was different and exciting. I assisted inside and outside sales reps and worked closely with my branch manager on leads and quotes for potential big jobs. I learned so much and have become passionate about the industry.