Autodesk Announces New Virtual Internship Program

Students Collaborate With Mentors to Build Design Skills



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Autodesk, Inc.

    SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ADSK), today announced the launch of the Autodesk
 Virtual Internship Program, www.autodesk.com/education, a new program intended
 to complement students' education, while giving employers increased access to
 future employees who are developing cutting-edge design skills using
 Autodesk(R) software.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000518/SFTH083LOGO )
     Companies seeking interns from participating educational institutions can
 post opportunities to Autodesk's website www.autodesk.com/education.
 Educational facilities can establish a direct communications link with
 interested industry contacts to clarify project details, define the
 expectations of student interns, and determine the process for selecting
 interns. Once an educator and a company have agreed to enter into an
 internship agreement, all project collaboration can be accomplished via the
 Internet. Autodesk anticipates the registration of some 200 companies and
 educators over the next three years.
     By collaborating with mentors via the Internet, students can become
 "virtual" interns at participating companies without having to relocate. The
 new Virtual Internship Program provides specific benefits for mentors,
 educators, and interns. Mentors from architectural design, land development,
 manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications, and media and entertainment
 industries will use Autodesk software to help students develop
 industry-specific skills. Educators will have access to valuable resources
 that enrich their school's learning environment and allow them to stay close
 to trends in the workplace. Interns will obtain firsthand experience in an
 area directly related to their program of study while networking with future
 employers.
     "The Autodesk Virtual Internship Program allows our students to work
 across a diverse range of interest areas with leading-edge companies," says
 Bob Tone, Technological Education Department Head, Francis Libermann Catholic
 High School, Toronto Catholic District School Board, and one of the founders
 of the Virtual Internship Program. "The program enables students to access
 stimulating opportunities otherwise not available in their local areas, while
 providing companies with a global insight into the type and level of skills
 the new generation is developing."
     For more information or to participate in the Autodesk Virtual Internship
 Program, please visit www.autodesk.com/education.
 
     About Autodesk
     Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital content
 company for architectural design and land development, manufacturing,
 utilities, telecommunications, and media and entertainment. Founded in 1982,
 Autodesk provides design software, Internet portal services, wireless
 development platforms, and point-of-location applications that empower more
 than four million customers in over 150 countries to drive business and remain
 competitive. For more information, contact any Authorized Autodesk Reseller,
 call Autodesk at 800-964-6432, or visit www.autodesk.com. Discreet(TM) product
 information is available at 800-869-3504 or via the Web at www.discreet.com.
     NOTE:  Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the
 United States and/or certain other countries. All other brand names, product
 names, or trademarks are used solely for the purpose of identification and
 belong to their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE Autodesk, Inc.
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
 Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ADSK), today announced the launch of the Autodesk
 Virtual Internship Program, www.autodesk.com/education, a new program intended
 to complement students' education, while giving employers increased access to
 future employees who are developing cutting-edge design skills using
 Autodesk(R) software.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000518/SFTH083LOGO )
     Companies seeking interns from participating educational institutions can
 post opportunities to Autodesk's website www.autodesk.com/education.
 Educational facilities can establish a direct communications link with
 interested industry contacts to clarify project details, define the
 expectations of student interns, and determine the process for selecting
 interns. Once an educator and a company have agreed to enter into an
 internship agreement, all project collaboration can be accomplished via the
 Internet. Autodesk anticipates the registration of some 200 companies and
 educators over the next three years.
     By collaborating with mentors via the Internet, students can become
 "virtual" interns at participating companies without having to relocate. The
 new Virtual Internship Program provides specific benefits for mentors,
 educators, and interns. Mentors from architectural design, land development,
 manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications, and media and entertainment
 industries will use Autodesk software to help students develop
 industry-specific skills. Educators will have access to valuable resources
 that enrich their school's learning environment and allow them to stay close
 to trends in the workplace. Interns will obtain firsthand experience in an
 area directly related to their program of study while networking with future
 employers.
     "The Autodesk Virtual Internship Program allows our students to work
 across a diverse range of interest areas with leading-edge companies," says
 Bob Tone, Technological Education Department Head, Francis Libermann Catholic
 High School, Toronto Catholic District School Board, and one of the founders
 of the Virtual Internship Program. "The program enables students to access
 stimulating opportunities otherwise not available in their local areas, while
 providing companies with a global insight into the type and level of skills
 the new generation is developing."
     For more information or to participate in the Autodesk Virtual Internship
 Program, please visit www.autodesk.com/education.
 
     About Autodesk
     Autodesk is the world's leading design software and digital content
 company for architectural design and land development, manufacturing,
 utilities, telecommunications, and media and entertainment. Founded in 1982,
 Autodesk provides design software, Internet portal services, wireless
 development platforms, and point-of-location applications that empower more
 than four million customers in over 150 countries to drive business and remain
 competitive. For more information, contact any Authorized Autodesk Reseller,
 call Autodesk at 800-964-6432, or visit www.autodesk.com. Discreet(TM) product
 information is available at 800-869-3504 or via the Web at www.discreet.com.
     NOTE:  Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the
 United States and/or certain other countries. All other brand names, product
 names, or trademarks are used solely for the purpose of identification and
 belong to their respective holders.
 
 SOURCE  Autodesk, Inc.