Internships are not created equal. The best internships give students a safe environment to learn how they can contribute and succeed in their first professional job. Elevate, CapTech’s award-winning summer internship program, provides meaningful immersion into the full lifecycle of an IT consulting project. Our unique 12-week program simulates a client engagement where an intern can achieve a full understanding of the consulting experience while solving business problems with innovative technology solutions. Interns work in self-led teams and are paired with more senior consultants for coaching and technical support. Additionally, interns enjoy weekly lunch-and-learns with CapTech’s senior leadership team. In the end, the Elevate program helps students experience real professional growth and provides the opportunity to build innovative solutions that generate value and impact. In 2019, Vault.com ranked Elevate #4 in its list of “50 Best Consulting Internships in the Country.”
Work With the Best
Your fellow interns will be passionate about technology and developing solutions to complex business problems. You’ll also be surrounded by CapTechers who bring subject-matter expertise and enthusiasm to help you learn and grow. We believe your best work comes when you can be your most authentic self and are surrounded by others at their best who are committed to creating a successful environment for our interns.
"My favorite part of the CapTech internship was the support system. If I ever had a question about a new technology or concept, there were so many smart, enthusiastic people ready and willing to help me in any way possible." – Cameron, 2016
"The best part of the internship was the ability to experience the full life cycle of an IT project. This allowed the interns to experience life as a full-time consultant, but more importantly a CapTech consultant." – Connor, 2015
"Compared to other competitive consulting internships, CapTech has figured out how to strike the perfect balance between providing a true client experience while giving us the responsibility to make decisions about our work and the freedom to make mistakes and learn from them." – Nicolette, 2014
Technical and project management growth
The Elevate program provides interns with the opportunity to work on a blended team of analysts and developers. This allows interns of all technical and analytical backgrounds to gain exposure to all aspects of the project work. The 12-week program follows the Agile methodology. Our interns participate in sprint planning, demos, and retrospectives and have the opportunity to serve as scrum master for a sprint.
Opportunity for Full-Time Employment
CapTech offers full-time employment to successful interns who will graduate within the next academic year following their internship. Our interns are exposed to CapTech’s business and practices and are encouraged to find less formal ways of getting to know as many full-time CapTechers as possible over the course of their internship. We want our interns to get the best sense not only for consulting but also for CapTech as a possible employer. Business Insider recognized these efforts when they named CapTech internships among the most likely to lead to employment - https://amp.businessinsider.com/get-hired-after-internship-best-companies-2018-10
Our internship program takes place in Richmond, Virginia, where CapTech was founded and is headquartered. While there is significant emphasis on professional and skills development over the course of the summer, we also want our interns to understand how to establish work-life balance. To allow for this, we provide many opportunities for exploring the city and engaging in fun activities outside of work. Our kickball team provides the interns with the opportunity to get outside of the office and socialize with some of our more recent college hires in the office. There is also a team outing with the interns and their coaches and an end of the summer cook-out.