David Laine Intern & Scholarship Program
Find an Intern
If you are interested is securing an intern for this coming summer or any other time period, a list of candidates is available online.
What should my company expect from providing an internship?
Based on feedback from other die casting companies, here are some guidelines:
Hours & Compensation: Employ up to 40 hours/week. Typically paid $18-$20/hour.
Candidate: The student doesn’t need to be local resident. They often enjoy the experience of relocating for a summer internship. That being said, the company need not be responsible for relocation costs.
Timing: Start in late May/early June and work until late August/early September. Typically based on student’s availability. Some companies offer part time internships throughout the “school” year.
Projects: Provide students a few assignments to accomplish during their time at the facility. For ideas on what other die casting companies have asked of their interns, read through the “past winners” section of NADCA’s scholarship web site. Each student profile includes a synopsis of one or more projects completed during the internship.
NADCA Access: If your company is a Corporate Member, let us know, and we can add the student to your employee roster, so they can explore NADCA technical archives, tools and magazines. Additionally, student memberships are available for only $25.00.
Scholarship: If the student has worked in the die casting industry, for at least 3 months, within the past 12 months, they are eligible to apply for the David Laine Scholarship. The company needs to provide a letter of support from the student’s supervisor. Additionally, the student will write a paper detailing their activities and results from their work in the die casting industry.
If you have further questions, please let us know. We may be able to put you in touch with the right contact at another die casting company, who can tell you a bit more about how their internship program works.