The 2021 summer interns wrapped up their summer experiences in August. This was the 6th group of interns since starting the formal program in 2016. We added three more positions than in previous years for a total of 12 interns! Two of them were Westside High School students that joined us through our partnership with Intern Omaha.
It was a summer full of hard work and learning. We continue to strive for a healthy dose of hands-on experience mixed with many networking opportunities and learning experiences. Our goal is to offer these young professionals a well-rounded program that helps them truly understand how the engineering industry works.
As part of their development, the interns volunteered at Open Door Mission’s Timberlake Outreach Center by stocking shelves. Following this opportunity, the interns worked together to collect 403 pounds in food and toiletries to help fill those very same shelves. This great group independently realized they could collaborate as a team in order to broaden their impact on the community.
They ended the summer with presentations to leaders throughout the organization. Their wisdom and commentary about their experiences can be read by scrolling over each individual’s photo. Following their presentations, the interns had their annual end-of-summer celebration, which was a pickleball tournament.
All in all, we had another great summer! We are looking forward to getting on the hunt for more great interns to fill our Summer 2022. Job postings will open in late September 2021.