Clark Associates Bids Adieu to This Summer’s Interns

Some participants, however, plan to continue working at the Pennsylvania-based dealer.

Dare to Dream with Fred
Fred Clark, founder and chairman of Clark Associates, addresses the dealer's 2023 summer interns, speaking on the difference between dreams and goals, and more. Photo Courtesy of Clark Associates.

Clark Associates’ 2023 summer internship program has concluded, seeing participation from 138 individuals hailing from 59 colleges, universities and tech schools.

This year’s participants came from schools including Yale, Carnegie Mellon University, High Point University, Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, Liberty University, Grove City College, Elizabethtown College, Lancaster Bible College, Lebanon Valley College, Messiah University, Shippensburg University, Temple University, West Chester University and York College.

Throughout the course of the internship, the students gained experience in Clark’s equipment, distribution, development, brick-and-click, and e-commerce division. Job shadowing, soft skills development and education on foodservice, equipment, supplies, manufacturing and distribution also were part of the experience.

Longs Park Cleanup 6

In June, nearly half of Clark Associates’ summer interns participated in a volunteer day at a park in Lancaster, Pa.

Further, 65 interns participated in a volunteer day in which they put up fencing, cleaned up the flower beds, and power washed Long’s Park in Lancaster, Pa., the city where Clark Associates is headquartered.

Several 2023 interns have accepted an extension of their internship for the fall semester, or they have accepted full-time offers upon graduation, Clark Associates shares.

Clark Associates ranked No. 1 on FER’s 2023 Top Dealers Report. The company employs nearly 7,000 and has an Ambassador Program comprised of alumni from 15 schools, including Lebanon Valley College, Millersville, Penn State and Elizabethtown College.

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