Summer Internship Program


ACT’s annual Internship Program provides an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to receive hands-on experience in their respective fields during the summer months and potentially an opportunity for full-time employment based on performance and areas of growth for the organization. The program also seeks to build relationships among the Interns, the community and all team members at ACT.

ACT Summer Interns improve their world and themselves through their experiences at ACT.


Program Description

The 2014 Internship Program starts on June 2, 2014 and concludes on August 1, 2014. During this time, each Intern will complete a business project defined by his or her supervisor.

Housing Assistance and Travel Expenses

ACT will provide Interns with housing during the dates of the program. ACT will also cover basic round-trip travel expenses (shipping of items, airline baggage costs, etc.) incurred as a result of relocation to and from the Internship site. This assistance will be provided for Interns who live at least 50 miles outside of the Internship site.

Mentoring

Each Intern will be paired with a mentor within the organization. The mentor will not be the Intern’s direct supervisor. The Interns will meet with their mentor at regular intervals over the duration of the program. This time will be used to share experiences, celebrate achievements and provide guidance.

Group Outreach Project

All Interns are required to participate in a local community service project that advances ACT’s mission. The purpose of this outreach project is to help the Interns understand how their work can positively impact communities and to create opportunities to develop teamwork skills. The Interns will work as a team to develop, initiate and complete the project. Each Intern will be required to complete at least 8 hours of community outreach upon completion of his or her Internship.

Multiculturalism at ACT

ACT believes that multiculturalism makes it possible for ACT to pursue the mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success. Our Intern program helps us to acquire and retain a high-quality workforce that reflects the customers we serve, the communities in which we work and the values upon which the organization is built. ACT aspires to be an employer of choice for those desiring an inclusive and supportive workplace where uniqueness is valued.

Intern Requirements

The Internships will be extended to undergraduate students as well as graduate students. Candidates must submit an application, resume, cover letter, official or unofficial university transcript(s) and two letters of recommendation from professors via ACT’s online application system. Complete applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. CST on February 9, 2014. If a reference writer does not wish to provide a candidate with an electronic recommendation letter, the reference may send a copy of the letter directly to officeofcareerdevelopment@act.org instead. This exception is only for letters of recommendation. All other required documents must be uploaded via ACT’s online application system.

Undergraduate

  • Must be a junior or senior
  • Grade point average must be 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities
  • Exhibits excellence and utilizes opportunities for learning
  • Demonstrates empowerment and innovation
  • Supports diversity of people and ideas
  • Values and supports the needs of the customer

Graduate

  • Successful completion of advanced coursework in major
  • Grade point average must be 2.8 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrates leadership capabilities
  • Exhibits excellence and utilizes opportunities for learning
  • Demonstrates empowerment and innovation
  • Supports diversity of people and ideas
  • Values and supports the needs of the customer

You may begin applying for Summer Intern opportunities starting December 9, 2013. (Search by the keywords "Summer Intern.")