FPA's 2013 Flexible Packaging Academic Scholarship
and Summer Internship Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013 TO APPLY:
To apply for FPA’s 2013 Flexible Packaging Academic Scholarship and Summer Internship Program:
You may also submit your letter of recommendation and essay by one of the following methods:
- Review list of potential internships available with FPA converter members for summer 2013
- Complete the 2013 program application. Application deadline is Thursday, January 31, 2013.
- Provide one letter of recommendation (academic or professional)
- Submit a short essay (500 words or less) on the following:
How you expect to apply what you have learned in your course work to an internship with a flexible packaging converter.
- Sending materials by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sending materials by mail to:
Flexible Packaging Association
971 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, Maryland 21090
Qualifying candidates must meet the following program criteria:
- Enrollment in a packaging or printing related AA, BA, BS or MS degree program
- Hold a 2.7 grade point average
- Have a minimum of 24 credit hours with a minimum of 9 credits in packaging, printing or other areas of concentration utilized in the converting industry
Applications received will be forwarded to respective converters for review. Upon review, students may be contacted by converters for an interview (in person or via phone). It is FPA’s goal to have students placed and internships filled by April 30, 2013. FPA, in conjunction with FPA members participating in the 2013 Program, will award four (4) scholarships, valued at $3,000 each.
Students must be accepted as an intern with one of the companies prior to being eligible for a scholarship. Students must satisfactorily complete their internship with the FPA member company before receiving their scholarship. If there are more qualified applicants than available scholarships, the recipients will be determined by lottery. That determination will be made prior to the beginning of the internship.
Internships will take place during the summer of 2013. The duration of the internships will vary depending on the needs of the flexible packaging converter and students. Students may receive competitive compensation from the flexible packaging manufacturer for their internship as well as a $3,000 scholarship from the Flexible Packaging Association. Because pay scales are a competitive issue, and a discussion between competitors could violate anti-trust rules, FPA cannot publish specific pay rate information. However, compensation information can be provided on an individual basis.
Established in 2005, the FPA Flexible Packaging Academic Scholarship & Summer Internship Program provides career development opportunities for packaging and printing (or other areas of concentration utilized in the converting industry) school students, and encourages them to pursue careers in the flexible packaging industry.
The program combines summer internships at FPA converter member companies with FPA academic scholarships. Internships are available in a variety of disciplines and locations for the summer of 2013.
THE FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ASSOCIATION:
The Flexible Packaging Association is the national association of the manufacturers of flexible packaging and the suppliers to the flexible packaging industry. A flexible package is any package, or package component, that can easily change shape when filled. Flexible packaging is used to package retail and institutional food and non-food, and in medical, pharmaceuticals, and industrial applications.