WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — McCarthy Tire Service has expanded its corporate internship program — which offers "high-caliber" high school and college students the opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced business environment — with multiple placements at its headquarters in Wilkes-Barre.
"We are proud to cultivate the next generation of leaders," McCarthy Tire President John D. McCarthy Jr. said.
"Our internship program is win-win — it offers our interns the opportunity to gain real-world experience and to build their careers, and they, in turn, provide valuable staffing in key departments at our national headquarters. Their collective enthusiasm and eagerness to embrace new ideas infuses our company with energy as we continue to grow."
One goal of the internship program is to help interns develop tangible professional skills that will make them competitive in the marketplace, McCarthy Tire said.
McCarthy Tire restricts high school juniors and seniors to traditional summer internships that support the fiscal department's daily operations, where they learn general administrative and business skills. High-performing interns have the option of returning during college breaks.
College undergraduates are eligible for more extensive internship placements, McCarthy Tire said. Students who demonstrate initiative, leadership potential, and a strong work ethic are placed in the corporate department that aligns most closely with their course of study and career goals.
Over the last two years, McCarthy Tire has expanded its internship program by placing undergraduates in the finance, human resources, legal, marketing and purchasing departments.
The positions are structured as:
- A short-term assignment centered around a specific project;
- A placement that extends for a semester and fulfills university requirements for credit;
- A long-term assignment structured as a part-time job, but with flexible scheduling for college coursework.
Every intern is assigned a manager/mentor who holds regular one-on-one meetings with the student to discuss projects, to monitor progress, and to provide feedback and encouragement.