Completing an internship at Steffes is a great way to jumpstart your career. Our robust internship program was developed in 2014 for students to gain hands-on experience in an environment that prioritizes mentorship and coaching. Steffes has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by Prairie Business Magazine for 6 years in a row.
Based on feedback from previous interns, here are 5 reasons to complete a Steffes internship:
1. Mentorship and Networking Opportunities
Our company culture prioritizes mentorship and our internship program gives you direct access to teams working on innovative product solutions. Learn from Steffes employees with years of experience in the industry.
“I loved the amount of hands-on experience, not just computer time, that this internship gave me. Other internships are all computer time. I was able to learn life lessons that you can’t learn in the classroom.” -2018 Steffes Intern
“Don’t be afraid to ask for help, everyone is willing to lend a hand.” -2019 Steffes Intern
2. Work on Real Projects
Put your education to work at Steffes. Interns are valuable members of the team and work on projects that provide value to our customers. Gain hands-on experience and see the impacts of your work.
“My internship was a great learning experience. I was able to gain real-world engineering knowledge that will help me in my career moving forward.” -2017 Steffes Intern
“Be ready to learn a lot and have fun!” -2019 Steffes Intern
3. Develop Soft Skills
In addition to applying your classroom knowledge to real-world work experiences, our internship program will help you develop soft skills such as communication, leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
“This experience has definitely helped me in my professional career.” -2017 Steffes Intern
4. Discover Your Unique Skills and Passions
An internship can help you determine what types of projects you like working on and what you don’t like. Gain a better understanding of which skills you want to leverage in your career to help you plan for your career trajectory.
“This has been the best internship experience. I was able to improve a lot of my engineering skills and I had fun at work.” -2018 Steffes Intern
5. Make valuable contributions to a variety of industries
We manufacture products for a variety of industries including oil and gas, contract manufacturing, and electric thermal storage. Gain a vast range of experience through your internship by working on real projects that have a direct business impact.
“I enjoyed interning at Steffes because it gives a great hands-on experience. It gave me a solid foundation of engineering knowledge.” -2018 Steffes Intern