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August 31st, 2011

White House: 45 companies pledge to double engineering internships next year

Published on August 31st, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Credit: American Society for Engineering Education/SMART.

This should be welcome news (via the DOE): This afternoon, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness along with the Business Council, Business Roundtable, US Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and the American Chemistry Council announced that 45 businesses (including many big names) have committed doubling the number of internships they offer in 2012. Another five businesses agreed to lesser but substantial boosts in their internship numbers.

What’s the net affect? According the news release, around 6,300 new offerings should result.

Here’s a list of the companies that stepped forward

Alcoa Incorporated
American Express Company
Bayer AG
*Bechtel Corporation
BNSF Railway
Broadcom Corporation
Cardinal Health
Carus Corporation
*Chevron Corporation
ConAgraFoods Inc.
Dell Inc.
Duke Energy Corporation
Fluor Corporation
FMC Technologies
General Electric
Intel Corporation
*Johnson and Johnson Inc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Kawasaki Motors Corporation US.
Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging Inc.
Lubrizol Corporation
McKesson Corporation
MeadWestvaco Corporation
Nalco Company
NextEra Energy Resources
Nordson Corporation
*PCC Structurals Inc.
Power Cubers Inc.
Simon Property Group Inc.
Spectra Energy Corporation
Special Products and Manufacturing Inc.
Sprint Nextel
Suffolk Construction
Sunoco Inc.
TE Connectivity
*Texas Instruments IncTextron Inc.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Xerox Corporation

* = committed to increase, but not doubling

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