BETHESDA, Md. – Dec. 14, 2017 – Auto
Care Careers, a program
administered by the Auto Care Association, is now accepting applications for the 2018
Auto Care Careers Internship Grant program.
This annual program provides financial support for students pursuing
internships across the country to gain valuable, real-world education in a
variety of careers throughout the auto care industry.
Auto Care Careers Internship Grant is for college students majoring in programs
with direct application to the auto care industry, including engineering,
business, communication and information technology (IT). The fund, underwritten
by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association
(AWDA), a segment
community of the Auto Care Association,
and the University of the Aftermarket Foundation, was created to help ease the financial
burden of temporary relocation for students who pursue internships in locations
more than 100 miles from their permanent address.
are awarded in the amount of $2,500 to contribute to the costs of round-trip
travel from the student’s permanent address to the internship location,
lodging, utilities and food. Since 2014, the program has awarded 33 grants
the Auto Care Association, we understand that the ideal internship might not be
with a company in the student’s local area, so our Auto Care Careers Internship Grant
eases the financial burden for students traveling far from home,” said Bill
Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “In addition to helping
students interested in pursuing a career in our industry reach their full
potential, these grants also support companies in their efforts to recruit the next
generation of leaders in the auto care industry. We are truly appreciative of
the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and AWDA for helping to fund this
important investment in our industry’s future.”
participants in the internship grant have described the hands-on experience
they were able to obtain through their internships. Samantha Cotell, a 2017
grant recipient from Cape Cod, Mass., explored an internship opportunity in
northern California through The Cobra Experience.
“This was an extreme
difference for me because originally I am from Cape Cod," said Cotell. “During
my internship, I was helping Cobra Experience with creating a database of all
the Shelby Cobras.”
Marchel, a Federal-Mogul Powertrain intern, gained experience in product
development on the company’s heavy duty pistons team.
“I was able to gain
knowledge and experience that directly applied to my field of study, materials
science and engineering,” said Marchel.
Auto Care Careers Internship Grant is offering 22 scholarships for 2018. The
deadline for priority consideration is April 30, 2018. Interested applicants
are required to submit an online application, a college transcript and to write a brief
essay about their career goals and why the internship will help them achieve
those goals. Additionally, applicants are required to submit an Internship
Verification Form from the employer, signed by the internship director or
Care Association member companies that currently have an internship program
should encourage eligible students to apply for this scholarship.
more information about the Auto Care Careers Internship Grant program and to
access the application, visit http://bit.ly/InternshipGrant2018 or email email@example.com.