Announcing CIRI’s summer internship program
Starting this summer, CIRI’s expanded internship program is making the first step into a professional career a little easier for graduates and undergraduates.
“The goal of the CIRI Internship Program is really to help the new generation that’s coming into the workforce develop professional skills and experience,” explains Darla Graham, CIRI shareholder and manager of CIRI’s Shareholder Employment Programs. “Participants will be exposed to all different career areas, and they’ll have the opportunity to learn about what CIRI does, hands-on.”
This 12-week summer internship program expands upon CIRI’s current IT and Real Estate internships to create even more opportunities for CIRI shareholders and descendants. Internships will be available with the Corporate Communications, IT, Real Estate, Risk Management and Safety and Shareholder Relations departments and with CIRI subsidiaries CIRI Services Corporation, a construction and project management company, and North Wind Group, CIRI’s government contracting subsidiary.
If you’re picturing eight-hour days spent filing and typing for zero pay, think again. This is a paid internship, and as for the job duties, Graham says, “We coordinated with the CIRI departments involved to make sure there would be meaningful work that will align with an intern’s education goals.”
Interns might find themselves making and editing videos for Corporate Communications, learning about building design in the Real Estate department or visiting an active construction project with CIRI Services Corporation.
The program is designed to prepare interns for a professional work environment and to assist with the transition from student to working professional. “It’s meant to provide shareholders and descendants with development and mentorship opportunities in a variety of fields,” explains Graham.
The application period for the internship program is open from Feb. 1 to April 15. Undergraduate students with junior or senior standing and recent graduates of a four-year degree program may apply; vocational students will also be considered for internships that match their skills and training.
Applicants must be a CIRI shareholder or descendant with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. For additional requirements, or to apply, visit ciri.com/careers.
“We’re going to have energetic shareholders working beside us, bringing a fresh perspective to things,” Graham says. “Ultimately, the internship program is really designed to be an avenue for shareholders and descendants to come in and learn about careers they’re interested in.”