Get Better Interns from The University of Illinois 
(Are you a student? Check out the student benefits.)

Finding and hiring qualified engineers is a significant investment. Prairiefire employees are experienced in recruiting, hiring, and mentoring promising engineers and interns, increasing the value of your investment.
We created and developed the first and largest corporate internship program in the University of Illinois Research Park, with hundreds of year-round interns employed in the last decade.

We offer both recruiting strategy consulting as well as intern hosting services.

Intern Hosting

We offer intern hosting services for companies without a presence at the University of Illinois Research Park.

Prairiefire hosts and mentors your best summer interns as they continue to work for you part-time during the school year, increasing their competence when they return to your group the following summer.

Our location within the University of Illinois community allows you to retain top interns and hire graduates who hit the ground running in your organization.

Recruiting Strategy Consulting
We’d love to share our techniques and processes for effective recruitment with you and your company. With our help, you can refine your recruitment processes to retain your most promising interns and discover talented new engineers.

We also help companies establish their own intern program presence at the University of Illinois Research Park.

You’ll find great students at the University of Illinois and everywhere you apply our methods.
Success Stories
Companies benefit: 82% of student interns graduating from our program accepted full-time positions at the company they were interning with, well above the industry average.

Company benefits
  • Increase new hire retention
  • Hire engineers who are years ahead in experience and ready to contribute
  • Cut the waste of re-recruiting and build a high value pipeline
  • Gauge performance for years before offering employment
  • Simplify hiring of US or international students through our relationship with the University of Illinois
Student benefits
  • Experience & networking
  • Connect classroom lessons to the real world
  • Knowledge of what it means to be an engineer with your company
  • Real work, large projects

What to Expect
Hosting and consulting are custom-tailored to your company’s needs. We are happy to share more details and success stories with you. Read our FAQ or Contact us for more information.

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