Develop Your Potential

At International Paper, our people are our greatest competitive advantage. Investing in our people means providing employees at all levels the chance to develop their skills with training, educational benefits and advancement opportunities.


Our Manufacturing Management Associate (MMA) program is designed for individuals with minimal experience and a strong drive to grow a career in manufacturing. Within the program, you will develop essential skills, lead special projects and contribute to our commitment to excellence through a variety of hands-on manufacturing and business experiences. 


The 2024 MMA class has openings at 20 of our 180+ corrugated manufacturing plants across the country. With a cohort of peers, you'll will experience practical learning opportunities to support your development. So, what are you waiting for? Take the leap and advance your career today! 


MMA Employee Damon Alexander

Develop your potential through the MMA Program

Damon Alexander started his IP journey as an MMA associate in 2016. In only a year's time, he earned a leadership position at IP. Now a site manager, Damon shares his experience in the MMA program and the value it added to his career. 

The MMA program is like GPS; it shows you the path you need to follow. The program gives you 12 golden months. Those months are the base of your career.

Behrad Mohammadhosseini
MMA Programee/ Continuous Improvement Manager

I had amazing leaders and facilities along the way that never limited what I was involved with and encouraged me to learn as much as I could. 

Nick Bauer
MMA Programee/ Plant General Manager
Explore What's Next

Join a company that values your skills and perspectives, commits to your development and prioritizes your safety and well-being.

Employees smiling

How a box is made at IP