ACPA launches Interns for the Future program to attract individuals to the concrete pavement industry

Updated Jan 29, 2017

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has launched a new internship program, “Interns for the Future Program” aimed at attracting individuals who may not have considered the concrete pavement industry as a career option, but who “have a passion” for the industry.

The association is partnering with the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation (IPRF), a 501(c)3 it operates “founded for education and scientific purposes,” on the program. Contributions made to the program from ACPA and APCA chapter/state affiliates will be matched dollar per dollar by the IPRF to offset expenses.

The internships last for 12 weeks and will provide participants experiences with multiple aspects of concrete pavements, such as where technology meets construction, performing technical or other important projects, and career skills including resume preparation and presentation skills.

The organization has created a selection panel to evaluate and select interns to “increase the potential for geographic distribution of candidates.” Those selected can complete their internships at the national ACPA office or at one of the 20 regional chapter or state affiliates in the U.S. and Canada.

More details on the program are available here.