In keeping with its commitment to funding the mechanical contracting industry’s most critical human resource needs, MCERF 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.
MCERF offers grants to help MCAA members offset the costs of hiring these interns. A company can receive one $1,000 grant for up to two interns per year, for a maximum of two grants and $2,000.
To be eligible for one of these grants, the MCAA member company should be sure the interns are students 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
The MCAA member should complete and submit an internship grant application for each intern. Once the application is reviewed and accepted, the grant check will be sent directly to that member company. Please read Building a Successful Internship Program before applying for an internship grant.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.