For the past two summers, I’ve been honored to lead CSRA’s Internship program. I’m very excited that CSRA was named a top tech and engineering internship program two years in a row by Vault Magazine, a leading source for intern-friendly job postings, career advice, and research.
This placed CSRA as the top internship program for 2017 in the government services industry and #10 among all Tech and Engineering internship programs in the country—up three spots from last year, in just the second summer of our program!
CSRA’s 10-week summer program allows our interns to gain hands-on experience in their field of interest by being an active contributor to our company. Our interns work on real projects alongside CSRA employees and get to experience the true impact our company makes for our nation every day by supporting the critical missions of our federal government.
Interns also engage in our mentorship program, weekly tech and leadership talks, volunteering activities, and other fun events. We keep our interns busy to say the least! CSRA leaders also join in on the fun; this past summer, they competed with interns from across CSRA in a Fitbit contest to see who could get the most steps in each week. And we have some pretty exciting events planned for this summer, including a tour of the Navy Yard where interns will get to demo VirtualShip®, a maritime simulation software solution used to train the U.S. Navy, Army and Coast Guard.
We are blessed with leadership that supports the growth of our internship program—they sincerely wish to see each of our interns succeed in their careers. CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior is a huge advocate for our program and makes time to meet with interns and get involved in our events. “CSRA continues to seek the best talent and invest in the next generation of our company,” he stated. “Our ‘Think Next. Now.’ approach fosters the unique skills and talents of our interns and provides the right guidance to help them thrive.” This past summer, he personally mentored several interns to help them refine their resume.
We had a great time this past summer, as you can see in the video below. I’m looking forward to the Summer 2018 class of interns. Our hope is that CSRA’s interns not only spend the summer with us, but establish a long and successful career here.
Learn more about our internship program and look for opportunities at csra.com/interns.