Summer Virtual Internship Program

Summer Virtual Internship Program

The program will kick-off in early June and end by mid-August

The newly formed FPA Emerging Leadership Council (ELC) is launching a virtual summer internship program for students who plan to join FPA member companies this summer.  The purpose of the program is to create educational, networking, and engagement opportunities for students to meet others from across the industry who choose to join the flexible packaging industry to spend their summers.

Program Highlights

For 2021, the program will be facilitated virtually across 3 primary components:

  • Summer Speaker Series: 4 1-hour sessions where business and thought leaders share their perspectives and trends on various topics including the state of the flexible packaging industry, sustainability, career paths, and more;
  • Small Group Sessions: Leaders from the ELC will host biweekly conversations with 6-8 program members to reflect on events and news coming out across from the industry; and
  • Summer Project: The ELC will be launching a campaign entitled “Come Growth With Us,” and interns will spend the summer discussing and formulating a plan on how the FPA can more effectively attract new talent to the industry.

At this time, we are limiting the program to 75 individuals.

  • The internship program will kick-off in early June and end by mid-August.
  • Due to the program limitations this first year, we may need to limit capacity to 3 interns per member company and there is NO cost to participate. Future versions of the program may incur a cost due to an in-person component.
  • Only current FPA member companies may reserve seats in the program.
  • The maximum commitment requested of the interns is 1-1.5 hours per week.

How to Participate

Internship program leaders and/or hiring managers are asked to complete this FPA ELC Summer Internship Program - Expression of Interest Form.

Also, we suggest joining an information session hosted by the FPA’s Emerging Leadership Council. The links below are outlook invites with session and access information.


Please reach out to the following ELC members if you have any questions on the summer internship program: