Our 100 percent virtual Internship Program gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn, grow, and flourish in a welcoming and diverse environment. Meet our Summer 2021 interns and their experiences.
Marketing and Communications
Bridget is a rising senior at the University of Maryland studying Marketing, International Business, and Human Development. In her role, she developed campaigns, made creative decisions, and executed the 2021 National Intern Day project from start to finish. Outside of work and school, she enjoys listening to music, exploring new places in Washington, D.C., and hiking local trails in the College Park, Maryland, area.
How have you felt empowered in your role?
This was my first experience outside the classroom where I was given an end goal with the freedom to chart my own path to reach that goal without rigid instructions. I was able to exercise my creativity and find different ways to make an impact with the company.
Deborah is pursuing her graduate degree in Human Resources at Bowie State University. In her role, she was given insights on the many facets of HR. She worked on a variety of projects, including researching and organizing the company’s skills matrix. When she is not working or in school, Deborah enjoys shopping and spending time with friends.
What was your favorite part of working at Rigil?
I appreciated the community-based aspect and open-door policy of the company. They organized meet and greets that allowed us to make lasting connections with the leadership team, and they are very approachable. I also felt supported by my direct supervisors, who made themselves accessible and willing to address any questions I had.
Dillon is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in Information/Data Science. Last summer, he interned with Rigil’s Gamification and Technology team before returning this summer as a Project Analyst Intern. Dillon played a key role in developing the Rigil Human Resource’s content within our StrataGem learning platform and now works on the software development side of the platform. Outside of work, Dillon enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending time with his dog, Callie.
What advice do you have for future interns?
Ask for more work and use all resources available to you. There are always opportunities to connect with professionals of all career backgrounds and learn more about different types of work. After interning twice and experiencing two different roles, I have a better perspective on the opportunities my field offers.
Julia is a rising junior at George Washington University where she studies Systems Engineering and Computer Science. In her project management role, she organized relevant information for federal contracts, optimized programs through information management and web design, and helped standardize Rigil’s process improvement documents. In her free time she teaches kids to code and is a member of several academic clubs. Her hobbies include painting, field hockey, and political activism.
How have you had a chance to make an impact?
It is intimidating to go into the professional world for the first time, but I’ve gained a better understanding of how things work and grown confidence in my abilities to make an impact. Rigil’s innovative solutions make a positive impact on others and I feel my time here has contributed to that.
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.