Barriere Kicks Off 2021 Summer Internship Program

On Wednesday, May 19, Barriere welcomed its 2021 Summer Interns into the fold during an orientation held at the company’s Boutte Training Center. This year’s class is a diverse group of 17 people from nine different universities, including three graduates of the 2020 class who also received the NAPA Acott/Wilson Scholarship in its first year.

Barriere President and CEO Peter Wilson was on hand to facilitate introductions, and safety training was led by two former interns who are now Barriere employees. The rest of the day was spent going over expectations, requirements, and the tools and resources the interns will need to make their time with Barriere a success. 

Each Barriere intern is assigned a manager and a project that will make real improvements to Barriere work processes, and the crew is already hard at work. We are pleased to add the following talent to our team, and are looking forward to a fun, productive summer together!

  • Abbie Dirks, University of Iowa, Civil Engineering
  • Anna Poole, Murray State University, Occupational Safety and Health
  • Bradley Gray, Louisiana State University, Civil Engineering
  • Camille DiCarlo, Auburn University, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Caroline Panepinto, Louisiana State University, Construction Management
  • Collin Craddock, Louisiana State University, Construction Management
  • Donald Roberts, Louisiana State University, Construction Management
  • Jackson Gassen, River Parish Community College, Process Technology
  • Lawson Shaw, Mississippi State University, Civil Engineering
  • Mason Rader, Louisiana State University, Civil Engineering 
  • Matthew Christy, University of New Orleans, Civil Engineering
  • Nicholas Harris, Louisiana State University, Construction Management
  • Nicholas Panks, Southeastern Louisiana University, Engineering Technology in Construction
  • Olaitan Akintimehin, Southeastern Louisiana University, Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment
  • Parker LeBlanc, Louisiana State University, Construction Management
  • Victoria Cogan, Louisiana State University, Construction Management
  • William Perilloux, Louisiana Tech, Civil Engineering
Barriere 2021 Summer Interns followed up orientation with CAT equipment training that included an excavator Olympics.


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