Chip Ganassi Racing and PNC Bank today announced the open application window for the 2023 Women in Motorsports Internship Program.
The program, which is designed to help the next generation of women succeed as engineers, mechanics, entrepreneurs and other motorsport-related careers, is entering its second year. Students from across the country have until September 30, 2022 to apply for the fully-funded program scheduled for summer 2023.
Women in Motorsports was launched in March as part of PNC’s nationwide commitment to raising awareness and supporting gender equality and the economic inclusion of women in the workforce. The initiative is led by a group of CGR mentors that includes Angela Ashmore, a race engineer who recently became the first female crew member to be part of a winning Indianapolis 500 team.
“This program gives young women a chance to experience motorsport firsthand, use their knowledge in a highly competitive industry and see what a team-oriented organization is all about,” Ashmore said. “We’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing women this summer and we’re lucky a few will stay while they complete their studies.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the internship back and offer more young women the opportunity to gain this hands-on experience next summer,” said Debbie Guild, Head of PNC, Enterprise Technology and Security. “We are working closely with the team on new ways to improve the program and share the learnings with everyone. I had the privilege of spending time with the women in this year’s inaugural class and I was proud to hear about their progress and enthusiasm. I also think you are now seeing similar programs because of our success and the coverage we have received. We look forward to making this program even stronger. for 2023 and to create more interest and opportunities for the sport.
Trainees will be fully integrated with CGR’s NTT IndyCar Series teams, including six-time champion Scott Dixon and PNC Bank Honda’s #9 crew. With projects ranging from engine building and electronics design at team headquarters in Indianapolis, to race day duties and performance modifications at tracks across the country, the internship class will be able to use this opportunity as a launching pad for a career in motorsport.
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