Chip Ganassi Racing Internship
Love racing? Want to work on a professional racing team? Get the chance to work on Indy cars and Ford GT racecars at the Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. DMACC has partnered with CGR and
Iowa Speedway on an internship program exclusively for DMACC Automotive Students and Alumni.
Deadline: March 1, 2023
How to Qualify
- Be a recent graduate or a current DMACC Automotive student with a minimum of 30 credits in the following programs:
- Automotive Technology
- GM ASEP
- Mopar CAP
- Ford ASSET
- Diesel Technology
- Auto Collision students seeking the AAS degree
- Have a program GPA of at least 2.5 or higher (current or upon graduation).
- Submit application to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The selection committee will review the applications and determine finalists.
- Finalists will be invited to participate in in-person interviews with CGR at DMACC for the Spring/Summer internship.
- CGR selects intern(s).
- Intern completes 8-10 week internship at CGR in Indianapolis, IN.
The Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) internship is a partnership between Des Moines Area Community College, CGR, and Iowa Speedway to provide an internship opportunity to qualifying DMACC Automotive students interested in the racing industry. The internship will be done at the Ganassi Racing IndyCar shop in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will be an 8 – 10 week internship depending on the semester in which it is taken. It is preferred that internships are done during the 10-week summer term. Students meeting the specified criteria will receive consideration for this internship and have the opportunity to do the following:
- Shop-based job working on current Indy cars and Ford GT racecars
- Job responsibilities can or will include all aspects of sub assembly work, gearboxes, brakes, driveshafts, and wheel bearing areas. This will include training in cleaning techniques, non-destructive testing, part preparation and assembly.
- Work in other areas of the shop will be done on an as-needed bases in areas such as machine and fabrication, electronics or carbon and paint area.
- Work hours are a standard 5-day, 8-hour a day work week, but depending on work load must be flexible to work to what the team needs.
Students are employees of Ganassi Racing while on internship, giving them the opportunity to start working in the racing industry. A workout program with a trainer during the day on company time is an option.
- Students must meet all college/university eligibility requirements into the degree program and intend to complete all academic and technical courses as required.
- Students must have and maintain a signed employment agreement form from Ganassi Racing before the start of the internship and maintain employment throughout the internship.
- Students are required to meet personal protective equipment requirements of the school.
- Students are responsible for all program costs, including tuition, fees, books and tools.
- Students understand that once accepted into the Ganassi Racing program, it is required that progress toward earning a degree be maintained in a timely manner.
- Student will need to bring a selection of hand tools – a list will be provided. The use of a toolbox while on internship will also be provided.
- Student must meet employment requirements including a valid driver’s license and be willing to a company paid drug test as well as a background check.
- Students must assist with other shop duties as requested by management.
- A job is not guaranteed at the end of this internship but maybe an option.
Contact DMACC Automotive Program Chair, Jerry Burns at
email@example.com or any DMACC Automotive Faculty and Staff.
2019 Internship Recipients
Ryan Baker of West Des Moines earned his AAS degree from DMACC in 2017 after completing the General Motors (GM) ASEP program.
Ben Bollinger of West Des Moines earned his AAS degree in 2020 after completing the Diesel Technology (AAS) and Ford ASSET programs.