The College Fund/Coca-Cola Corporate Intern Program increases educational and career opportunities for people of color, including African American, Hispanic American, Asian American and American Indian students who attend participating colleges and universities, member institutions of The College Fund, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, targeted historically black colleges and universities, and majority institutions.
The program takes learning beyond the classroom, giving students both scholarships and opportunities to gain real-life experience with the world's leading beverage company.
Each year, The Coca-Cola Company awards internships and scholarships to approximately 50 college students who are majoring in targeted disciplines.
This combination of classroom learning and hands-on training gives you the tools you need to succeed and increases the pool of diverse employees for The Coca-Cola Company. Through this program we also provide the financial support you need to achieve your career goals.
In other words, you will be able to apply your knowledge in a corporate setting and gain the skills you need to succeed in business while receiving a $2,500 monthly internship salary, Atlanta accomodations, and round trip transportation to and from Atlanta and local transportation to and from your internship site.
At The Coca-Cola Company, our internships could lead to permanent career opportunities for qualified candidates. The College Fund/Coca-Cola Corporate Intern Program consists of eight- to ten-week summer internships.
To Be Eligible You Must:
· Have a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average;
· Be a sophomore majoring in Chemistry, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Journalism and Communications, Marketing, or Business Management (Sales interest);
· Be attending one of the participating colleges or universities; and
· Submit documents that prove a legal right to work in the United States.
Dependents of employees, officers, or owners of The Coca-Cola Company, bottlers, or subsidiaries are not eligible to participate in this program.
How to Apply: Download an electronic copy of the application (http://www.uncf.org/uncf_docs/CocaCola2002.pdf) for 2002 internships via The College Fund's web site. Application materials also will be available at participating colleges and universities.
Complete the application and send it along with all supporting documentation to:
Applications must be received by Nov. 15, 2001. All applicants will receive a written response by March 15, 2001.
In addition, each candidate must interview with The Coca-Cola Company.
Supporting Documentation You Will Need to Apply:
· Provide a recommendation letter from a faculty member that details your talents, interests, and aspirations;
· Write a one-page personal statement describing your career interest; and
· Provide a current undergraduate transcript.
What You Will Do: Under the guidance of both a manager and an intern mentor, interns work on projects that allow them to gain experience in Chemistry, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Journalism and Communications, Marketing, or Sales. Many projects cross over into several of these disciplines, providing a broad overview of the beverage company business. Because interns are given a high level of responsibility almost immediately, you will be working on important projects that are expected to influence business results. You may be required to provide essential project updates, give formal presentations, create final reports, and interact heavily with world-class Coca-Cola employees and clients, such as bottlers and food service customers.
What You Will Get: Besides the opportunity to gain experience at The Coca-Cola Company and learn directly from some of the best business minds in the world. You could receive:
· A $10,000 scholarship (based on successful internship performance);
· A $2,500 monthly internship salary;
· Housing accomodations in Atlanta;
· Round trip transportation to and from Atlanta and local transportation to and from your internship site.
Where You Will Work: Most internship positions are located in Atlanta. Travel may be required during internship.
What You Need to Succeed: While the ideal skills may vary depending upon the particular internship position, overall you will need strong communication, writing, presentation, and influencing skills. You also will need to adapt quickly to our work environment and systems. Successful interns also typically have strong analytical and strategic thinking skills, and they take a creative approach to solving problems.
Where to Go for More Info: For more information about the internships and scholarships, contact the financial aid office, career placement office, or department chair at your college or university.