At Rigil, we rely on interns to support the activities that drive our success. Our Internship Program gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn, grow, and flourish in a welcoming and diverse environment. Meet our Fall 2022 interns as they offer insight into their experiences.
What our interns say
Business Development and Proposal Intern
Larry studies communications and technical writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he is also the internal vice president of the school’s Lambda Phi Epsilon chapter. While at Rigil, he researched and captured new business opportunities, learned about our proposal process, and assisted in human resources outreach. Larry is hoping to use his experience at Rigil to delve into the defense technology field.
What attracted you to Rigil?
“The identity of the company in terms of being a government contractor and consulting agency for customers is appealing, but the interviewers are also amazing people that are very inspiring and personable.”
Human Resources Intern
Liza is pursuing her Master’s in Human Resource Management at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and is currently preparing to take the Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam. At Rigil, she provides administrative assistance with performance appraisals and exit interviews, and also supports recruitment, employee relations, and training. Liza wants to use the experience she gains at Rigil to prepare for a full-time role in HR.
What have you enjoyed the most about your internship so far?
“I enjoy that it is very structured. During our first meeting, my manager presented a plan for my internship with an overview of the projects I will be working on with a clear timeline. I also like that I was asked to compose 3 SMART goals and got feedback about incorporating them into my internship the day after. I get a feeling they really care about what I want to do as an intern and not only what they want me to do.”
Marketing and Communications Support Intern
Sam is a recent graduate from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he studied marketing and creative advertising. He is currently working on expanding his creative portfolio with the goal to write copy for advertisements. At Rigil, Sam developed the Meet the Interns campaign, researched and executed our social media strategy, edited internal communications, and updated our editorial calendar with new opportunities.
What advice do you have for future interns?
“Have confidence in your abilities, and don’t be shy about expressing your point of view. Rigil takes pride in its organizational structure, which emphasizes the unique value of every employee. The managers aren’t just open to your input, they rely on it.”
Our interns have the opportunity to take on projects that directly contribute to our values and make life better for their teammates, customers, and communities.