This page is dedicated to answering your questions about the requirements for the Paid Internship Program, including the application (posted on the How to Apply page), the selection process and what you can expect from an internship with AOBA Educational Foundation.

The Program

The 2019 AEF Paid Internship Program will operate for 12 consecutive weeks — starting on June 3 and ending on August 23.

Interns are hired directly by the sponsor company at an hourly wage of $15.  The internship program includes weekly, day-long, classroom-based training sessions . For the remainder of the work week, interns receive significant on-the-job training — working side-by-side with experienced building operations employees.   Our program is unique since it combines classroom-based learning with the application of new skills – in a “real world” environment and under the supervision of an experienced tradesperson.

The company sponsor and  intern are free to negotiate an adjusted work schedule (prior to or following the formal program) that meets both the company’s business needs and the Intern’s availability. Note:  You must be 18 years old at the start of the program and have a high school diploma or GED.  Click here to see what the Internship includes.

Many Sponsors will choose to offer a standard 40-hour work week, however Sponsors are welcome to give Interns the opportunity to work a more flexible schedule. Interns must make the sponsor company aware of any pre-existing vacation plans or scheduling conflicts during the application process.

Dates and Deadlines

  • The Application process opens on February 1, and closes on March 31.
  • During April, all applications will be reviewed, interviews will be scheduled.
  • During May, qualified applicants will be invited to a pre-Internship training session, and matched with sponsor companies.
  • The 2019 Internship program will run from June 3 through August 23.   Apply today!