Intertek is offering a new internship and scholarship program to undergraduate students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Intertek Scholarship Program will award five scholarships up to $10,000, paired with an internship at an Intertek office, to be completed in the summer of 2014.

In creating this new scholarship program, Intertek officials say they intend to promote STEM education and to help inspire students to pursue careers in engineering. Additionally, at least one of the five scholarships is specifically being offered for a female candidate.

“This scholarship program will give rising stars in the engineering field access to the skills and knowledge they need, while funding their future,” says Cindy Weidmann, regional vice president of North America marketing. “We also hope to encourage women to follow their dreams and pursue careers in science and technology.”

“Intertek is committed to investing in the future of our industry, for both our current employees and potential future employees who are still earning their degrees,” adds Darrin Harkness, vice president of human resources for the United States and Canada. “In 2012, we welcomed over 3,000 new employees to the Group through organic growth and acquisitions, so we want to continue to recruit and develop talent to ensure our continued success.”

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be full-time, currently enrolled college sophomores or juniors at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada, who are pursuing a career in engineering. Online applications are due January 17, 2014. Recipients will be announced in March 2014.

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