Stretching For Excellence Internship Program Management
Stretching for Excellence
Definition of Internship
• Webster’s Dictionary tells us that the word “intern” derives from the French
word: interne, meaning internal and is describing an advanced student or
graduate, usually in a professional field gaining supervised practical
• Wikipedia sees an intern as one who works in a temporary position with an
emphasis on education rather than merely employment, making it similar in
some respects to an apprenticeship.
• Internships’ may often vary from company to company, but they are built on
the same understanding and principles:
“An internship is a work-related learning experience for individuals who wish
to develop hands on work experience in a certain occupational field. Most
internships are temporary assignments that last approximately three months up
to a year. “
How this internship will benefit …(Company)
• (Company), like any other organization today, is facing a tight labor market
and fierce competition for quality employees. As a result, (company)
understands the value of internships and sees itself as a mentor of future
• The opportunity to attract young, eager, and enthusiastic interns is not
something to be squandered. With a little guidance and an outline of job duties
and expectations, a summer internship student could end up being the next
• Interns we engage will gain exposure to every facet of business procedures.
This internship will not only complement the permanent work force with term
employees who can complete special projects, but it will help to ease work
loads and smooth the workflow during summer vacations.
• Interns will provide not only cost-effective services while giving (company)
early exposure to talented candidates, but also the possibility of evaluating
prospective future employees.
• (company) will have the benefit to form a mutual partnership with different
departments in Universities state wide. (company) will have the opportunity to
support and lead the students during their education in college and enhance the
recruitment image on campus, while strengthening community and industry
links wherever this internship is accessible.
• Through (company), students will gain valuable insights into the relationship
between theory and practice, hence, a better understanding of the relevance of
course work in their major. The internship will educate interns on the
fundamental skills of every department aspect of our organization.
• Moreover, a student participating in an internship will be prepared to meet the
technical needs of the industry, giving him/her a competitive edge, and
(company) the prospect of securing outstanding interns for the organizations’
interests leading to the possibility of permanent employment.
• The (company) “Stretching for Excellence” Internship Program is intended for
current college students enrolled in subject specific undergraduate or graduate
programs who are interested in working hard on meaningful assignments.
• Like an airplane stretching its wings in the endless sky, interns are expected to
stretch their academic and intellectual wings in order to contribute to
(company) at their highest level and to the best of their ability.
• While the internship is an unpaid position and is offered to Students, who are
willing to volunteer their services to our organization, it will reimburse every
intern with credits for their selected college courses.
• Positions for this internship program will be located in our main office in City,
State and in our City, State office, but are intended to expand to our
subsidiaries across the United States.
Internships: General Criteria
• Dates: Summer Session (June-September)
Length: we suggest 10-12 weeks - According to Universities the length of the
internship will have to be based on a one-on-one basis, in agreement with the
• Compensation: volunteer internship, college credit reimbursements = full
• Hours of Work: Our offices are open on 9.30 am to 5.30 pm regular work
• Requirements: GPA Requirement – 3.0 or above. Junior or senior college
status, preferably with subject emphasis according to internship direction.
• Mailing Address:
Human Resources Department
City, State, Zip-code
Ms. Petra Duran-Smith
• To be considered for the (company) “Stretching for Excellence” internship,
following documents need to be submitted:
– A current resume
– An official college transcript if already graduated, or, an unofficial college
transcript if still matriculating
– Two (2) signed letters of recommendation. These letters should be from
someone who knows the student and can comment on his/her capabilities:
a former boss, a professor, an advisor, a supervisor or someone
Internship Positions include assistance in following
Retirement & Insurance Department
• Analyzing and preparing of openers in area of retirement and insurance
• Developing and negotiating of retirement and insurance programs.
• Providing an in-house performance measurement system that tracks the
professional investment managers employed by (company) retirement plans.
Information & Technology Department
• State-of-the-art department provides operations support, network, Internet,
websites, telecommunications, voice communications and office automation
• Providing the information technology support services to assist ….. and staff
in the preparation, reproduction and distribution of information
• System maintenance and technical support for all computer-related system,
incl. overseeing new hardware/software installations for all (company) sites,
as well as the daily operation of the PC and data communications networks.
Government Affairs Department
• Carrying out the legislative/’political program of (company) by conveying the
(company’s) message to the U.S. Congress and the executive branch of
government and its departments and agencies.
• Developing and recommending strategies to the officers to address problems
in all “industrial” aspects of the (company).
• Counseling and advising the Executive branch/Board/Directors on issues
particular to their individual groups on councils.
Engineering & Air Safety Department
• Supporting committee and project teams.
• Representatives on various engineering, operational, security and human
• In coordination with the Government Affairs Dept., preparing Congressional
testimony, as well as appearing before congressional committees.
• Preparing and monitoring of all (company) budgets, including the
expenditures associated with (company) committees.
• Developing and implementing internal systems, based on the Spending Limit
Concept to provide appropriate controls and to allow the flexibility required
for the effective financial administration of (company) operations.
• Finance and accounting operations of the (company) incl. financial Analysis
and Reporting, cash management, Payroll and Accounts Payable.
• Implementing (company)-wide communications programs to maximize
understanding, appreciation, and acceptance of (company's policies and
• Responsibility for the company’s magazine and all other print or electronic
(Web) publications used by (company) to communicate information to its
members and to the public.
• Developing studies and maintaining current information on public opinion and
preferences and prejudices regarding the aviation industry and (company)
Human Resources Department
• Implementing and maintaining a wage and salary administration program for
all employee classifications.
• Maintaining necessary personnel records for all employees, incl. overseeing
the entire personnel function for all in-house employees and out-based staff.
• Administration for the (company) travel office and ensuring that the goals and
objectives of the (company) are reinforced and advanced through employee
training, development and communication.
Economic & Financial Analysis Department
• Providing of financial, statistical, economic agreement analyses, and
advocatory function to members, contract administrators and committees.
• Maintaining (company's) computerized database, which contains accurate and
• Analyzing and researching to support (company's) position in areas such as
grievances, litigation, commissions, etc.
• Providing legal advice to (company) officials and monitoring outside council.
• Legal advice to (company’s) governing bodies, national officers, national
committees and the (company’s) professional staff.
• Under supervision the department’s lawyers, representing the (company’s)
interests in litigation in federal and state courts in administrative proceedings
before federal and state agencies, and in arbitrations.
• Assisting and advising members on labor relation issues.
• Monitoring and directing matters related to industry bargaining and
• Coordinating programs with other departments, government agencies, on
topics of related situations with the increasing globalization of the industry.
• All applicants must be at least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the
• All applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate
program at a college or university.
• All applicants must be authorized by the government to work in the U.S.
permanently - no exceptions.
• We will contact accepted applicants by phone or mail about the status of his or
her candidacy after the Internship Program staff has reviewed all applications.
We will schedule an in-person interview with all candidates selected to move
on in the process. We will ask the most qualified candidates to return for a
second interview with (company) senior executives either in person or by