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Ride TO Decide
Internship Program

  • Learn About HVAC & Plumbing
  • Get Hands-on Experience
  • Develop a Great Career Path After Graduation

Interested in a career in HVAC or Plumbing?

The purpose of the Atlas Butler Ride TO Decide Internship program is to provide a paid learning experience for high school students considering a career path in the trades.


Program Description

  • Attend a first-day orientation and last-day feedback session.
  • Work a total of three consecutive weeks, Monday through Friday reporting at 7:00 am.
  • Spend one week in each company department including: HVAC Service, HVAC Install, and Plumbing.
  • Accompany company technicians on calls to customers’ homes.
  • Be paid a daily stipend of $104 to be paid out weekly.
  • Earn internship hours.

Required Recommendation Letter

A recommendation letter is REQUIRED from a current teacher, school counselor or administrator. Your recommendation letter should be emailed directly by the teacher/counselor or administrator to Amber Capwell at and include their contact information. Applicants without a recommendation letter will not be considered.

SchooLinks Application

If your school partners with SchooLinks, login to your account and apply via SchooLinks directly.


  • Be 16 years of age or older by the start of the program.
  • Have a minimum overall 2.0 GPA.
  • Have reliable transportation to and from Atlas Butler.
  • Have a current teacher, school counselor or administrator provide a letter of recommendation.
  • Fill out an application.
  • Have parental/guardian permission to apply and participate if under 18- years-old.

I didn’t know anything about HVAC before I came in, so getting to learn anything new was good knowledge

– Jasir (Northland High School)

The Ride to Decide experience was different because I got to actually work hands on with Kyle, the technician I worked with.

– Chris (Johnstown High School)

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