Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) and PNC Bank today announced the open application window for the 2023 Women in Motorsports internship program.
The program, which is designed to help the next generation of women succeed as engineers, mechanics, businesswomen and in other motorsports-related careers, is entering its second year. College students across the country have until September 30, 2022 to apply for the fully funded program set for summer 2023.
Women in Motorsports launched in March as part of PNC’s national commitment to build awareness and support for gender equality and the economic inclusion of women in the workforce. The initiative is led by a group of mentors at CGR that includes Angela Ashmore, a racing engineer who recently became the first female crew member to be part of a winning Indianapolis 500 team, helping Marcus Ericsson to drive to victory in May in the No. 8 Ganassi Racing Honda Chocolate Chip Huski.
“This program gives young women the opportunity to experience motorsports firsthand, put their knowledge to use in a highly competitive industry and see what a team-first organization is all about,” said Ashmore. “We had the pleasure of working with some amazing women this summer and we’re fortunate that some of them stay while they finish their studies.”
Said Debbie Guild, Director of Technology and Business Security at PNC, “We’re excited to bring the internship back and give more young women the opportunity to get this hands-on experience next summer. We are working closely with the team on new ways to improve the program and share learnings with everyone. I had the privilege of spending time with the women in this year’s inaugural class and was proud to hear of their progress and enthusiasm. I also think they’re watching similar shows now as a result of our success and the coverage we’ve received. We look forward to strengthening this program even further by 2023 and generating more interest and opportunities in the sport.”
The interns will be fully integrated into CGR’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES teams, including six-time series champion Scott Dixon and the No. 9 PNC Bank Honda team. With projects ranging from engine builds and electronic design at the team headquarters in Indianapolis to race day assignments and performance mods at tracks across the country, the internship class will be able to use this opportunity as launching pad towards a career in motorsports.
To learn more and apply for the 2023 Women in Motorsports internship program, visit ChipGanassiRacing.com/wim2023.