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.