Arconic Foundation Global Internship Program

Now Accepting Applications for August 1 - September 14, 2022

Complete the application and return via email to:


Jackie@jataylor.net


You may also mail the application to:

Blount County Public Library

C/o Jackie Taylor

508 N. Cusick Street

Maryville, TN 37804


Contact Ms. Taylor at the email address above if you have questions.

About the Program

The Arconic Foundation Global Internship Program is a 6-week paid internship program designed to help transition young adults ages 18 - 26 into manufacturing careers. Interns earn up to $1,000.


It consists of three components:

  • Workforce Readiness and Training: 15 (4-hour) days of instructor-led, online soft and digital skills classes, 60 hours, in-person.
  • Internship: 100 hours of hands-on manufacturing experience interning with a Blount County manufacturer. OR -- 100 hours of Tooling U courses over 5 weeks that you complete on your own with regular check-ins with the class and instructor.
  • Career Planning and Placement: three half-days of Follow-up, a Career Fair, and Graduation.

Participants must complete all three components.


Mock job interviews and virtual job fairs


A mock job interview will be offered during Workforce Readiness and Training, and a job fair will be offered as a part of Career Planning and Placement.


What You Gain:

  • A Production Associate Certificate from Tooling-U SME
  • Competitive resumes, reference lists, and job interview skills
  • Skills that will help you succeed at work
  • Hands-on experience with a local manufacturer or technical skills gained remotely through Tooling U
  • Certificates with some manufacturers, in areas such as forklift operation and safety

Seats are limited to 10 interns.

Schedule

  • August 1 - 19: Workforce Development Soft Skills Classes, 1- 5 pm, Blount County Public Library
  • August 22 - September 9: Internships on-site with local manufacturer or online
  • September 12-14: Career Counseling, Follow Up, and Graduation, 1-5 pm, Blount County Public Library

Located at the Blount County Public Library

The interns hold their in-class portion at the Blount County Public Library, Learning Lab.

Syllabus

The syllabus is available below:

Production Associate Certificate Class List

Interns will complete these online classes to earn a Production Associate Certificate.

Videos from Previous Rounds

January 2020

Please check out our most recent round of internships in this video, created March 10, just prior to the pandemic.

October 2019

June 2019

January 2019

July 2018

October 2017 Interns

June 2017 Interns

2015 - 2016 Interns

About Us

The Arconic Foundation Global Internship Program is generously funded by the Arconic Foundation and implemented by the Institute of International Education. It is hosted by the Blount County Friends of the Library, the Blount County Public Library, and Blount Partnership, in collaboration with 16 manufacturing companies in the county.

Additional partners include the Knoxville Urban League, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, the University of Tennessee College Access and Persistence Services Outreach Center, the American Job Center, and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.


Contact Us

Questions? Please complete and submit the short form above or contact Jackie Taylor Tente direct at (865) 680-7668. Thank you.

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