Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO)

The Office of the COO is responsible for driving operational and execution excellence across OLAA and ensuring our pan-OLAA capabilities are brought to bear in the most impactful way to accelerate HPE’s transformation.

Office of the COO Internship Program

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we bring together the brightest minds to create breakthrough solutions. The OCOO internship program recruits talented diverse students to work at Hewlett Packard Enterprise while they are still enrolled in college, providing them with valuable, substantive work experience. Our teams empower our customers, anticipate their needs, and drive results. Join us and make your mark.

Training program

  • Opportunities to learn about HPE and its organizations
  • OCOO training
  • Early career development
  • Unique, open and transparent sessions with leaders
  • Developing early career talent is a top priority and we believe this is what drives our interns to return to HPE as full-time employees after graduation.

Program elements

  • 3 to 6 months, depending on location
  • Hands-on management and mentorship
  • Substantive projects
  • Wide variety of training opportunities
  • Fun activities and volunteering opportunities with all HPE Interns

Program benefits

  • Professional experience and exposure to corporate environment
  • Opportunity to develop a professional network across peers, leaders, and executives
  • Exposure to HPE, the Office of the COO and organization leadership
  • Gain first-hand experience and knowledge supporting the Office of the COO 

Office of the COO PREP Program

The OCOO PREP Program is a two-year program that is focused on building the pipeline of next-generation leaders and provides opportunities for development of leadership skills, business acumen, and future career advancement within the Office of the COO. The objective of the program is to attract, develop, and retain exceptional early-career talent by providing diverse experiences, a platform to build a strong network, and the opportunity to gain significant exposure to leaders and executives in various functions. You’ll be guided by feedback and support to accelerate your learning and maximize your knowledge.

Join us and make your mark.

Training program

  • International professional development curriculum
  • Job specific training
  • Soft skills, technical excellence, and leadership training
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Critical thinking
  • Results driven mindset

Program elements

  • Three 6-month OCOO rotations and one 6-month rotation outside of OCOO
  • Final placement in OCOO based on interest, skills and business need
  • Best-in-class training program
  • Hands-on management and mentorship
  • Fun activities and volunteering opportunities

Program benefits

  • Global exposure working across all organizations
  • Core business skills and professional experience
  • An opportunity to develop professional networks across peers, leaders, and executives
  • Continuous skill development through a wide variety of training

Office of the COO PREP rotational areas

Solutions, Processes & Tools
  • Procurement
  • Travel & Fleet
  • Real Estate
  • Legal & Compliance
  • RPA Automation
Global Legal & Administrative Services
  • Process Reengineering
  • Digitization
  • Data Analysis
  • Automation
  • Agility
Operations, Financial & Resource Management
  • Long Term Plan
  • Financial Goals & Metrics
  • Staffing Plans
  • Monthly/Quarterly Results
Talent, Strategy & Excellence
  • Chief of Staff
  • Customer Experience
  •  Early Career Programs
  • Talent Development
  • OKR – based result management

Industry-leading benefits and incentives

Learn & develop

Whether through a rotational program or specific practice group legal work, our early career teams receive a broad, practical foundation through hands-on project work, exposure to a variety of experiences, and innovative education & development.   
Our tailored training program gives our early career teams valuable experience, knowledge and professional development that can’t be beat.

Have fun

We offer many opportunities to get together with team members and just have fun!

  • Culture Days
  • Team Member Appreciation Days with all-day fun activities
  • Fun team and local site events
  • Virtual game nights
  • Fun and engaging teambuilding events

Be a force for good

We are passionate about our volunteering and pro bono programs and there are many ways team members can get involved.

  • Participate in Volunteering Days alongside colleagues.
  • Donate and receive up to $5,000 USD in annual matching.
  • Take time to volunteer outside of the office - HPE allows 60 hours of time off each year for volunteering activities.

Make your mark

Talent is the heart and soul of a great company and recruiting top talent through the Early Career Program is a critical component of our Talent Factory.

We are talent makers - not talent takers. Our goal is to develop a high-performing workforce of top talent, creating diverse career opportunities for continued growth and development. This allows our early career teams to choose their career path and make their mark! 

Stay healthy

  • Excellent health plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • Winning with Wellness program
  • Stress-management programs
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Confidential counseling, self-help programs, and more

Let’s talk money

  • Generous 401(k) company match (US only)
  • Free advice from a professional financial coach
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Up to $9,000 of student loans repaid (US only)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life, accident and disability insurance options

Stuff you love

  • Generous time off
  • Full-day Wellness Fridays four times a year
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Exclusive discounts for working at HPE
  • Charitable contribution matching by the HPE Foundation
  • Generous leave for new parents

Early career talent success stories

Ian Lehrer

Office of the COO Operations PREP

“The best experience I’ve had as a PREP participant has been the opportunity to engage with my PREP cohort in a wide range of team-building activities. From the very beginning, we were encouraged to collaborate and work together, and this created a strong sense of camaraderie among us. We faced various challenges together, such as problem-solving exercises, group presentations and hands-on projects. These experiences have not only enriched my time in the program but have also contributed significantly to my personal and professional development."

Patrick Ngo

Office of the COO PREP

“One of the highlights of my time in the PREP program was the opportunity to meet a ton of amazing people and work with different teams. It wasn’t just about acquiring the skills I had set out to learn; I also had the chance to develop new ones. The most challenging aspect of the program was pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. Not only did this program really push me to do work that I wasn’t used to and wasn’t sure of, it also pushed me to understand my own strengths and weaknesses, and how to harness and leverage them in the most impactful manner.”

How to join our team

Education requirements

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled and have completed at least one year of college to be considered for an intern position.
  • Candidates for the PREP program must have graduated with a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree before the position start date.


Application process

  • We recruit and hire students from September through March.
  • Intern positions start in May or June, while PREP positions start in July.
  • Please click the Apply now button and leave us your information to be contacted when there are open positions.

OLAA Early Career Program