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Acquia Summer Intern Program: “Committed to Awesome” Student Experiences

As we hit mid-July, the Acquia summer intern program is in full swing! As we build and create a university relations program, our intern program is a huge component of that. As our June 10 blog post discussed, we are committed to providing awesome experiences for our interns, and so put together a summer program to help them learn and network with Acquia and the community. Our program includes many components to both learn and have fun at the same time. These components include events and programs such as:

Mentorship Program
Interns were assigned employee mentors to help guide them through the summer and to be a sounding board for questions outside of their day to day managers
Functional Overview Sessions
We have a lot of great products at Acquia and it is important for our employees and interns to understand what they are and how they help our customers
Lunch and Learns with Senior Executives
Many of our executives (including our CEO, CTO, and Chief Products Officer) spent a lunchtime with the interns, sharing their career paths, offering insight, and answering questions.
Volunteer Day
One of our core DNA at Acquia is “Give Back More.” So in the spirit of giving back, we spent an afternoon at Cradles to Crayons in Brighton, sorting children’s clothing. Our team was able to sort for 252 kids!
Summer Outing
Fun is important to Acquia’s culture – so the interns are spending an evening together at a Red Sox game at Fenway park!
Participation in the Tech Generation Summer Internship Program
Tech Gen is working hard to connect interns and Boston area startups, and our interns at Acquia were invited to participate in all of the program’s summer events
Competing in the Battle of the Interns
Acquia loves being part of the Boston tech community and is excited to participate in the battle of the interns this August against students from Kronos, Constant Contact, Epsilon, and other Boston area companies! Our interns are getting their game faces on….
Final program recap with Acquia’s Chief People Officer and Farewell Party
Making sure we give a proper send off to our wonderful summer interns as they head back to classes in the fall!

All of our programs and events have been designed to provide great experiences for our interns, in hopes they learn a lot during their time at Acquia and consider a career in tech after the summer ends.

ari_lashkari.png “The Acquia experience is the perfect mixture of work and fun, allowing for professional and personal development. Everyday Acquia interns are put in a situation to learn about the technology, the industry, and most importantly, the impact digital is having on the world. We are in the midst of a technological shift and I’m proud to be at the forefront with an astonishing company like Acquia.”
-Ari Lashkari, Sales Intern, Bryant University, 2016

As we continue to grow and expand, we are excited for all the great talent we are bringing into the company and for even more programs we can offer our students (and employees)!

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