'17/18 Year Round Part-Time Paid Intern Co-Op - I.T. Computer Networking Infrastructure Internship

Location US-IL-Danville
IT (Network & AppDev) - PC / Technology / Network Admin
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NOTE: Danville IL is 1.5 hours from Indy, 2.5 from Chicagoland, 3.5 from St. Louis.



Watchfire Signs is an exciting, dynamic growing company, headquartered in Danville IL. We are more than 80 years strong and have been growing steadily. We expanded in 2013 to bring our manufacturing facility to 150k sq ft and our office facility to 50k sq ft.  We are a market leader in the fast growing digital billboard and LED sign markets.  


Vertically integrated, we do everything from engineering and sales through circuit board assembly; from accounting and technical support through final product integration and calibration. This allows us to sustain our position as the quality leader and the premium provider in our industry.


Watchfire offers comprehensive benefits including 401K with matching, affordable health/dental insurance, paid time off in year of hire, continuing education assistance and career advancement opportunities. We have been an employer of choice for decades, and are growing strong! We offer opportunities for career growth and development as well as the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment where decisions can be made quickly. Only candidates seeking to make a difference in a growing, collaborative and fast-paced environment should apply.


We are seeking interns currently in I.T., M.I.S., Networking or computer engineering programs. A significant number of our former interns have been offered regular employment here at Watchfire after graduation or when they later return to the Danville community.


This PAID internship is a hands-on real world position, assisting our network administrators and network technicians in managing the day to day projects involved.  This is a real world position that is critical to our entire facility.


Interns must be at least 18 years of age, and must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Interns must be enrolled for the current semester in one of the degree programs above, or similar.


Internship candidates for this position must be available to work part time hours during the 2017/18 school year, again at our Danville IL facility around your coursework, and anticipated to work summer 2018 assuming quality of work.


Sorry, no relocation or temporary housing available for internships.

Sorry, no international or OPT/CPT/H1B candidates. All interns must be eligible to work in the US without restriction/sponsorship.





  • Assist with varied network support, maintenance and development projects.
  • Provide phone support and deskside network equipment support.
  • Assist with new PC and laptop setup and configuration, problem resolution, etc.
  • Assist with projects related to the office expansion and consolidation projects.
  • Review current training documents and methods. Create new documentation as necessary.

Required Education/Qualifications

  • Spring 2018 enrolled student in:
    • Engineering/Technology: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics Technology, EET, or Computer Science
    • IT/ MIS/Networking
    • other approved degree program.  
    • (Must be enrolled to be considered for internships.)
    • (DECEMBER 2017 graduate will be considered.)
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must be 18 years of age by 1/1/18.
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • Able to work approx 20 hours per week during school semesters.
  • Has full authorization to work in the US, without needing sponsorship now or in the future (no OPT, CPT, H1B candidates.)

Our interns are anticipated to work with us for the entire semester/summer, assuming quality work. Of course, all positions are "at will" and an internship is not a guarantee of work for a set period of time. Likewise an internship is not a gurantee of regular hire upon graduation.


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