College students can benefit in two ways, employment through our Intern Program and through Scholarships sponsored by the Charles P. Lake Scholarship Foundation.
Rain for Rent's College Internship Program is designed to give students valuable educational training through on-the-job experience.
To be eligible, students must have completed at least one year of full-time undergraduate studies with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and be currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 units.
If you are interested in gaining real-world experience to supplement your classroom education, Rain for Rent offers summer internships in Engineering, Sales, Management, Information Technology, Human Resources, Safety, Accounting and Marketing. Application deadline for summer internship is May 31.
To apply, request an Intern Application from firstname.lastname@example.org and send to Rain for Rent, P.O. Box 2248, Bakersfield, CA 93303. Inquiring minds can visit our website, www.rainforrent.com, to obtain additional information about Rain For Rent's locations, products and services.
The Charles P. Lake-Rain for Rent Scholarship was established in the memory of the company’s founder a pioneer of the irrigation equipment rental industry.
Up to 20 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each may be awarded annually to qualified college students to help them pursue a career in agriculture, irrigation technology, pumps or fluid dynamics. To support our employees’ children, we will also award five scholarships to qualified college students.
Applications are accepted annually February 1 through April 30.
Applicants will be accepted within the following criteria:
- Must have completed their freshman year at an approved college/university and be currently enrolled for the next school year.
- Must have a 3.0 or higher overall grade point average.
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Emphasis of education must be primarily Agricultural or Engineering in nature, with a major in an accredited School of Agriculture, Engineering or Construction Management Program. Business majors are accepted from California State University, Bakersfield.
Scholarship Application process
The scholarship program is administered through participating universities, farm bureaus and designated organizations. Applications must be submitted through the applicant’s organization. Official transcripts must be attached to each application.
Each participating organization will submit their top three applicants. The Rain for Rent Scholarship Committee will select the finalists. Some preference may be made to those students who are specializing in irrigation technology, pumps, trenchless technology and fluid dynamics. In the event that the applicants are equal in their academic achievements and in their extracurricular activities, the scholarship will be awarded on the basis of need.
- Arizona Farm Bureau Federation
- Fresno County Farm Bureau
- Imperial County Farm Bureau
- Kern County Farm Bureau
- Monterey County Farm Bureau
- San Joaquin County Farm Bureau
- Tulare County Farm Bureau
- California State University, Chico
- Cal Poly, Pomona
- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
- Gonzaga University
- Brigham Young University
- Louisiana Tech University
- University of Waterloo
- North Dakota School of Mines
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- Walla Walla Community College
- California State University, Bakersfield
- University of Arizona
- Arizona State University
- California State University, Fresno
- Louisiana State University
- Texas A&M University
- University of California, Davis
- University of Texas Arlington
- McNeese State University
- Utah State University
Other participating organizations
- Georgia Utility Contractors Association (GUCA)
- Idaho Future Farmers of America
- Idaho Irrigation Equipment Association
- North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT)
- National FFA Foundation