Each year, we select a group of interns to join Ansys industry experts in working with our software solutions and services. The 2021 Internship recruitment program is in progress, so apply now!
An internship is more than an opportunity to gain working experience — it can be the first step in a long and exciting career. But don’t take our word for it: Read what Al Hancq, Vice President, Product, at Ansys has to say about his 1994 intern experience with the company, which led to a full-time position followed by promotions.
Hi, I’m Al.
Vice President, Product
What I Really Do
It’s important to know if the products we use every day will break … get too hot … be too noisy … At Ansys, we get to build products before they’re built — to make sure they work better and safer. I feel proud to be part of that.
Why I Choose Ansys
Ansys was and continues to be a leading technology company, but with a grassroots feel that breaks down barriers and encourages learning, asking questions, and solving bold technical challenges.
We have a sense of community I feel privileged to be a part of. I grew up right down the street from our headquarters and had no idea of the impact Ansys has on the world we live in. We have a global gem in our Western Pennsylvania backyard.
Our Commitment to Education
I’m a major advocate for our internship program. I started as an intern myself in 1994, so I know firsthand the value of the experience. You are learning in school, then coming to work at Ansys and applying that theory to solve real-life problems. Our interns provide incredibly meaningful contributions to our teams. They are so smart and impressive — I don’t think I’d get the job if I had to go up against them today!
My Best Advice
Don’t be afraid to fail. At Ansys, we don’t have a culture where there are repercussions if you fail. In fact, we encourage failure because that means our people are trying new things.
Ask questions. Get to know people. Don’t be afraid of feeling overwhelmed. Learn. Volunteer for work. There are plenty of opportunities to move around — up, down, diagonal, into sales, into development — don’t limit your possibilities.
Leaders: Your first priority is always your people. Be a good shepherd for your team.
What You Might Not Know
I planted about 2,000 trees around my house, and my 4 kids think I love the trees more than them.
About the Ansys Internship Program
The best future engineers and computer scientists are currently studying hard to learn all they can to graduate from college in the next few years. We want to identify and work with these students while they are still in school to add professional experience to their portfolios. Each semester, we offer some of the best students the opportunity to feel the thrill of bringing innovation to life through simulation technology. While Ansys hosts interns around the world, we have specifically included more detail on our U.S.-based programs below.
Our U.S. Internship Program
We make sure our interns receive challenging assignments related to their field of study by connecting them with the Ansys business unit that matches their interests. They take on entry-level roles in software development, software testing or software R&D, depending on their preferences and our needs.
Each intern works 40 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks. Interning for multiple semesters is a possibility for high-performing students who want to enhance their work experience and who fill a need at Ansys.
Our U.S. Co-op Program
While interns spend a summer with Ansys, co-op students alternate between school and full-time work assignments each semester for an extended real-world work experience. Beginning sophomore year and in partnership with the student’s university co-op department, students commit to three (3) semester rotations for engineers and two (2) semesters for computer science majors, working 40 hours per week. Each rotation provides new, challenging assignments to progressively develop each student’s unique technical competencies.
- Paid compensation
- Innovative, real-world work experience
- Instruction by industry experts
- Team building and collaboration
- Training and development
- Full-time hiring consideration upon completion of internship or co-op programs
Wondering what the internship experience will be like? Here's what a few of our 2020 interns had to say:
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