CDM Smith Gives Back to Environmental Cause Through Award-Winning Internship Program
BOSTON—CDM Smith and its employees proudly donated $6,240 to the Appalachian Mountain Club collected through its annual intern T-shirt fundraiser. Each year the firm’s summer interns are challenged to create T-shirt designs that visually represent the company. The winning design is made available for CDM Smith employees to purchase with all profits benefiting a charity chosen by the winner.
Out of this year’s 154 summer interns, architecture intern Audrey Parrill was selected as the winner. Her design was inspired by the firm’s service offerings and features a cityscape that encompasses the four core markets served by CDM Smith: water, energy, transportation and the environment. Audrey chose to donate profits to the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the outdoors. AMC protects mountains, forests, waters and trails in the U.S. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions through stewardship, scientific research and public policy advocacy.
“Growing up, my family and I would spend a week every summer hiking in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. This contributed to a love of nature that I’ve carried with me into adulthood,” said Parrill. “AMC promotes environmental stewardship and encourages people to get outdoors safely by maintaining trails and providing important resources. I think these things are more important than ever in this digital age.”
At CDM Smith, we are committed to giving back, and to see this next generation entering the workforce embodying that commitment is so inspiring.
CDM Smith has been driven to solve the world’s environmental and infrastructure challenges since its founding. The firm’s employees are passionate about these endeavors and hundreds from around the world purchased T-shirts to contribute to AMC’s conservation mission. Recently earning recognition as a 2023 Top 100 internship program in the U.S. from Yello and WayUp, a talent acquisition platform and early career employment service, employees also showed their support for CDM Smith’s industry leading program.
“Every year I am blown away by the talent and passion of our interns as they continue to set the bar higher. At CDM Smith, we are committed to giving back, and to see this next generation entering the workforce embodying that commitment is so inspiring. I know Audrey and all our interns have bright futures ahead of them and I am grateful to witness their accomplishments,” said CDM Smith Chairman and CEO Tim Wall.
Audrey Parrill is currently a Master of Architecture candidate. In addition to raising thousands of dollars and making an impact on a worthy cause, Audrey spent the summer networking, learning alongside top industry professionals and contributing to world-class projects. To learn more about internship and co-op opportunities at CDM Smith, visit cdmsmith.com/students.
CDM Smith is a privately owned engineering and construction firm providing legendary client service and smart solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy, and facilities. Passionate about our work and invested in each other, we are inspired to think and driven to solve the world’s environmental and infrastructure challenges.
AMC promotes environmental stewardship and encourages people to get outdoors safely. I think these things are more important than ever in this digital age