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The July 2017 edition of Odebrecht’s Vacation Program received 19,645 applications. Targeting students in Engineering (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical), Business Administration, Accounting and Economics programs, this edition of the program is offering 50 internships in seven Brazilian states. Starting July 3, the students selected will swap their vacation time for hands-on professional experience.

“The interest shown by students is a positive sign of their desire for practical experience to develop competencies involving day-to-day activities in the corporate world,” said Ana Clara Bastos Ribeiro, director of the Odebrecht Vacation Internship Program.

The internships offered cover a wide array of fields, such as Production, Projects, Planning, Equipment, Financial, Logistics, Human Resources and others. Those selected will have an opportunity to work on the construction sites and projects of Odebrecht Engineering & Construction and Odebrecht TransPort. The opportunities in this edition are located in the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. To be eligible, students must be on track to graduate between December 2018 and December 2019.

The entire selection process is conducted online, and begins with analysis of the information provided on the application. After this phase, candidates take online tests (general knowledge and current affairs, English, Portuguese and logic), a video activity and an academic performance assessment. The final phase is an interview conducted via Skype.

The Vacation Internship is the main port of entry into Odebrecht, since students are considered for future opportunities as regular interns and trainees. “We created the program in 2011 to offer an internship opportunity to college students during their vacation period. It’s an important way to connect with students and universities, and also the main pathway for future regular interns and trainees at the Odebrecht group,” added Ana Clara.

The benefits offered to Interns are financial aid, life insurance, meal voucher (or cafeteria meals) and transport voucher (or chartered bus). The July 2016 edition of the Vacation Internship Program received 27,469 applications.