ACPA has introduced the “Interns for the Future Program,” believed to be a first for the concrete pavement industry and unique among trade associations.   

ACPA’s aim is to attract people who may have a passion for our industry, but may never have considered it as a career option.   

ACPA is partnering with the Innovative Pavement Research Foundation (IPRF), a 501(c)3 corporation operated by the ACPA, which was founded for educational and scientific purposes. By making 100% tax-deductible contributions toward the program, the IPRF will match ACPA and ACPA Chapter/State affiliates dollar per dollar to offset the internship expenses for individuals working through the program.

The program is seeking the most highly motivated students for 12-week internships.  The internships will be both a learning and a work experience for the selected interns.  Interns will have the opportunity to experience different aspects of the industry, including where technology meets construction, perform technical or other important projects, and such important career skills, like resume preparation and presentation skills.

Candidates must have completed at least two years of study at an accredited University that has a strong reputation in the areas of concrete, materials, pavement engineering, or construction management.  The candidate will need to have a minimum overall GPA and an expressed interest in the field of concrete paving. 

To increase the potential for geographic distribution of candidates, a selection panel will evaluate applications and select interns, who may complete their internships at ACPA national or at one of our 20 regional chapter or state affiliates across the United States and Canada.

For an information brochure, which includes a contribution form, please follow this link:  http://www.acpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Internship-Program-Brochure.pdf.