In keeping with its commitment to funding the mechanical contracting industry’s most critical human resource needs, JRGF underwrites many of the activities of the MCAA Career Development Initiative. Chief among these is an internship program that allows MCAA members to identify and evaluate potential full-time hires for their companies.
Through a structured internship program, MCAA enables its members to recruit talented students, giving members a flexible, cost-effective labor force without a long-term commitment. And, because students who work for MCAA member companies tend to remain in the mechanical contracting industry, each one captured is another step toward ensuring the industry’s human resource needs are met.
MCAA has updated its student internship grant process to focus on the intern and give them the best opportunities possible with MCAA member companies. Now, $500 grants will be offered directly to students who accept internships, with funding from JRGF, in the form of a Visa gift card. Likewise, $1,000 will be distributed to the hiring company.
Having MCAA interns working at member companies is a win-win for the mechanical contracting industry. Employers get top talent and build a pipeline of future employees. Students gain experience, create connections, develop skills and further their interest in mechanical contracting.
To be eligible for one of these grants, the MCAA member company will first ensure the prospective intern is in good standing at an accredited two- or four- year college, university or technical school. While MCAA encourages its members to give priority to students from the MCAA Student Chapter Program, this is not a requirement for a grant.
GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS
Each MCAA member company can submit up to two internship grant applications per year. Once the grant application is reviewed and accepted, MCAA will mail both the $500 student gift card and $1,000 check to the member company. MCAA will follow-up with each company and intern to ensure the process and overall internship was successful.
Please read Building a Successful Internship Program before applying for an internship grant.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.