2019 Intern Class Giving Back to the Ronald McDonald House

DriveTime Summer Intern Class of 2019

Every summer, we hire a diverse group of interns to navigate through the various departments that make DriveTime a one-stop shop. These interns are given the opportunity to learn how a national company works in real time as they are immersed in the DriveTime culture and tasked to do impactful projects. Beyond the work, our goal is to leave these young individuals with an understanding of why it’s so important to give back to the community. In order to do so, every summer, a day is dedicated to taking the interns out of the office and to give back to their community. This summer, we brought our interns to the Ronald McDonald House where they helped bake treats, prepare goodie bags, and write handwritten cards for families. After the event, a few interns reflected on the day and the impact it had on them.

Q: What was your favorite part about volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House?

Manny: “I think being able to see the direct and instant impact that we are able to make was awesome. It was super cool to see that our efforts were helping others instantly.

Being together as an intern group and changing up the work week is also another bonus!”

Q: What was one takeaway from the experience?

Manny: “The one thing that I was thinking was that although work is important, there are truly more important things in life than all work. It is so crucial to take a step back and see and interact in the other super important parts of life like being able to be of help to others in need of extra help.”

Colleen: “Home is something that is so important to people and the Ronald McDonald house creates a home for people in a time of life that safety and security of home is limited. Whether it was 2 days, 2 months or a year, they treat every family and every story with the same compassion and love and it was very evident just stepping in for a day.”

Interns Baking Cookies in the Kitchen

Q: Why do you think it is important for DriveTime to continue to give back to the community?

Manny: “We don’t want to become so consumed with work to the point where we don’t recognize the so many other people around us who are in need of help. As a part of the community we have a moral responsibility to be of assistance and not just business people.”

Colleen: “As a company that is geared towards serving a community of people with a need for a basic, but very crucial, part of life, transportation, understanding the impact of giving back doesn’t only deepen the breadth of understanding of what it means to serve, but it also gives an opportunity to be helping a community that is already right in our backyard. This helps our understanding of who our customer is and also what it means to be serving without agenda.”

Welcome Cards for the Families

Q: Do you see the impact community service has had on DriveTime as a whole?

Colleen: “From mission to application, definitely. Through both serving on the job, and giving back on their own time, DriveTime is definitely a leader in helping their community.”

Courtney: “Yes. It makes people proud to work at a company that puts others first and does not solely emphasize profit. It also brings the coworkers who serve together closer.”

The day spent at the Ronald McDonald House was very rewarding as the interns were able to enjoy themselves while also giving back to their community. We believe it is essential to serve others in order to create an environment that has balance and support and we hope our interns saw this firsthand.

DriveTime Summer iPad Sweepstakes Official Rules

No purchase necessary to enter to win. Void where prohibited by law. A purchase does not increase your chance of winning. Void where prohibited by law or regulations.  Open only to legal residents of the states that DriveTime currently operates dealerships in, including and limited to: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia (the “Eligible States”). Participants must be the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence (and at least eighteen (18)) as of date of entry with a valid e-mail address.

1. Sweepstakes Period. The DriveTime Summer iPad Sweepstakes  (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 AM PST on the first day of every calendar month starting July 1, 2019 and ending at 11:59 PM PST on the last day of every calendar month, ending  September 30, 2019 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes will be divided into three (3) entry periods (each a “Monthly Entry Period”).

2. Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the twenty-seven (27) U.S. states as outlined above in “eligible states” who are of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside (and at least eighteen (18)) as of date of entry, run an in-store credit application during the duration of the sweepstakes, submit a survey response, and have a valid e-mail address. Employees, agents, officers and directors of DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising, promotion, fulfillment and marketing agencies (collectively, “Released Parties”) and their immediate families (parents, spouses, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), and household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Apple or any survey website. By entering, you understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and to the applicable survey website. The information you provide as detailed below will only be used as set forth in these Official Rules.

3. To Enter. During the Sweepstakes Period, you may participate in the Sweepstakes when you visit a valid link provided to you by DriveTime to leave a completed survey based on your personal media consumption preferences and habits. Follow the instructions on the survey to fully complete and submit your response in order to receive (1) entry in the applicable monthly drawing. You must have a valid e-mail address to leave a review or feedback. If you do not have a valid e-mail address, visit www.gmail.com (or other free e-mail service provider) and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free Gmail account. Any attempt to use multiple names or e-mail accounts or other tactics to enter more than the stated limit of once (1) per DriveTime dealership per month visit may results in the disqualification from the Sweepstakes and all associated entries will be void. Limit one (1) entry per person and per email address. [JR1] Additional entries received from any one person or email address beyond the specified limit will be void.

Submission of the survey (“Feedback”) constitutes your consent to participate in the Sweepstakes and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other details for Sweepstakes administration purposes. Except as noted in these Official Rules, information collected for this Sweepstakes is used only for the purpose of Sweepstakes administration and winner notification, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by Sweepstakes Entities or any third parties unless entrant has elected to receive additional information and promotional material from the Sponsor or a third party. By participating in the Sweepstakes, participant agrees to all of the terms and conditions of the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is available at https://www.drivetime.com/Info/PrivacyPolicy. However, in the event of any discrepancy between the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall control and govern.

Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, undelivered, delayed, garbled, damaged, destroyed, or inaccurate emails or entries, or for telephonic, human or computer failures, problems or errors, interruptions in service due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications or other causes, failures or malfunctions of connections, satellite, network, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, or network, typographical, printing, electronic, computer, mechanical or other malfunctions or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes Data processing, the announcement of the prizes, the processing of entries or in any other Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.

4. Prizes, Drawings, and Odds of Winning: Potential Monthly Prize winners will be selected in one (1) individual random drawings, conducted by DriveTime Automotive Group, from among all eligible entries received for the applicable Monthly Entry Period (as defined below). Non-winning entries received for one (1) Monthly Entry Period will not carry forward to or be included in subsequent Monthly Entry Periods. Odds of winning a Prize will depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the applicable drawing. Potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding with respect to this Contest.  No potential winner is an actual winner unless and until verified and the potential winner has been notified that verification is complete.  Limit one (1) Prize per person or e-mail address. Drawings will be conducted by Sponsor in accordance with the Entry Periods outlined below:

Monthly Entry Period Entries must be received between Drawing on/about Prize with Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”)
1 7/01/19 – 7/31/19 8/05/19 One (1) iPad Pro ARV: $649.
2 8/01/19 – 8/31/19 9/05/19 One (1) iPad Pro. ARV: $649.
3 9/01/19 – 9/30/19 10/05/19 One (1) iPad Pro. ARV: $649.

6. Prize Details: Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a prize not specified herein as being provided. Any prize depiction is for illustrative purposes only. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Make and model of prizes to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Prizes to be awarded “as is” and any and all warranties and/or guarantees (if any) shall be subject to the manufacturers’ terms; therefore, winners agree to look solely to such manufacturer(s) for any such warranty(s) and/or guarantee(s), if any. Total ARV of all prizes to be awarded in this Sweepstakes: $1,950.

7.  Prize Awarding and Notification: No transfers, cash awards, or prize substitutions are permitted, except by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. If a potential Winner cannot be contacted; is ineligible according to these Official Rules; if prize notification is returned as undeliverable; if a potential Winner decides to decline his/her prize for any reason whatsoever; or if a potential Winner otherwise fails to fully comply with these Official Rules, he/she will forfeit his/her prize and the prize may be awarded to an alternate Winner from among all remaining eligible entries received for the applicable drawing, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Potential winners must respond to the prize acceptance e-mail within seven (7) businesses days of attempted notification. Prizes will be fulfilled two (2) to four (4) weeks after a potential Winner has been selected and verified.

8. General: Participants agree to comply with these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winners, by accepting a prize, consent to the use of their name, city and state of residence and photographs for advertising, promotional and other purposes by Sponsor and its designees (“Advertising”), in any and all media now or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity without limitation and without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. All copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights in such Advertising shall be owned by Sponsor or its licensors and winning participants hereby disclaim and waive any claim of right to such Advertising. Such Advertising shall be solely under control of Sponsor or its licensors, and Winners hereby waive any claim of control over the Advertising content as well as any possible claims of misuse of Winner’s name, likeness or voice under contract, tort or any other theory of law.

All participants agree, as a condition of participation in this Sweepstakes, that Released Parties are not liable for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly in connection with accessing the Web Site, participation in any aspect of this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession, and use or misuse of any prize awarded.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person and void entries of any person who it believes has tampered with the entry process or any other component of this Sweepstakes, whose conduct or actions affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, or who is in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void suspect entries and/or to cancel this Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes or for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor and, in the event the Sweepstakes is cancelled, at its discretion, randomly select the potential Winners for the drawing(s) at issue from among all eligible, non-suspect Sweepstakes entries received for the drawing(s) at issue prior to event requiring such action. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a participant, entries will be deemed to be made by the participant whose name is on the credit application, regardless of whether he/she is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Sweepstakes entry. Caution: Any attempt to damage the Web Site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek any and all remedies available from such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.

This Sweepstakes is conducted in English (which will be given its everyday ordinary meaning). Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of Arizona. If any provision of the Official Rules is found unenforceable, all other provisions will remain in full force and effect and the unenforceable provision will be replaced with an enforceable provision that most nearly achieves its intent and effect.

9. List of Winners: For the names of the winners, available after October 31, 2019, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by December 30, 2019 to: DriveTime Summer iPad Sweepstakes, ATTN: Marketing Dept, 1720 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281. Residents of Vermont may omit return postage.

10. Sponsor: DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc., 1720 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281.

DriveTime Opens 146th Store

DriveTime, the nation’s second largest used car retailer focused solely on used vehicles, today announced the opening of its Baldwin, PA store.

Located in the Pittsburgh, metro area, DriveTime’s newest store is located at 4945 Clairton Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA  15236.  Ranking in the upper quartile for population density in PA, Baldwin is known for. The Baldwin location will hold approximately 75 vehicles and the DriveTime open layout is spread over 4,500 square feet of space.  DriveTime is expanding its Pittsburgh presence to two stores.

About DriveTime

With “The Genius Way to Buy a Car”, DriveTime is transforming the buying and financing of a used vehicle. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime is the nation’s second largest vehicle retailer focused solely on used vehicles.  DriveTime operates over 140 dealerships nationwide with annual sales exceeding 150,000 used vehicles, 1.2 million+ monthly visitors to its website, drivetime.com, and over $2 billion in consumer credit requests each month.  DriveTime now provides used vehicles and used vehicle financing to the full range of customers in the market today, including market priced used cars.  DriveTime offerings include used car features on its online inventory; speed of financing including a credit score and the starting down payment in less than two minutes; prices on every used vehicle online and at its dealerships; no-haggle pricing; salaried associates trained to help our customers find the right used vehicle for them; and a five day, no questions asked used vehicle return program.

DriveTime Unites on Hurricane Preparation and Safety

Team and Customer Community

DriveTime, the nation’s second largest used car retailer focused solely on used vehicles, and its affiliated finance company, Bridgecrest, with over $6 billion in serviced auto contracts, today announced their Hurricane Florence emergency response.

In a public YouTube video, DriveTime CEO, Don Reese, and Managing Director/Retail, Jamie Fischer, stress to employees and customers pre- and post-hurricane preparations, including the companies’ commitment to:

·        Safety first for employees and customers

·        Assist affected employees and customers post-hurricane

·        Assist in their local communities, as needed

“We have been taking steps for several days to ensure the safety of our employees, and have processes in place to stay in contact with and assist affected employees as needed.  The safety of our employees and customers is our primary focus,” said Don Reese, CEO/DriveTime.

Watch the YouTube video here.

Bridgecrest is also preparing to provide assistance to affected customers, including suspending calls to affected customers and other relief as appropriate depending upon hurricane conditions.

About DriveTime
With “The Genius Way to Buy a Car”, DriveTime is transforming the buying and financing of a used vehicle. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime is the nation’s second largest vehicle retailer focused solely on used vehicles.  DriveTime operates over 140 dealerships nationwide with annual sales exceeding 150,000 used vehicles, 1.2 million+ monthly visitors to its website, drivetime.com, and over $2 billion in consumer credit requests each month.  DriveTime now provides used vehicles and used vehicle financing to the full range of customers in the market today, including market priced used cars.  DriveTime offerings include used car features on its online inventory; speed of financing including a credit score and the starting down payment in less than two minutes; prices on every used vehicle online and at its dealerships; no haggle pricing; salaried associates trained to help our customers find the right used vehicle for them; and a five day, no questions asked used vehicle return program.

DriveTime’s Summer Internship Program


Looking for a summer internship program? DriveTime takes interning to a whole new level! (Get it? Stairs.)

DriveTime Interns Summer 2018

DriveTime Interns Summer Class of 2018

At DriveTime, we’re a team of innovators and engineers, movers and shakers, dreamers and realists – But most of all we are a family that is fueled by the success of our employees.

We view students and grads as individuals and contributors. We believe they are the minds of the future and worth the investment. Each summer we hire a class of interns in various departments at our Tempe-based home office to help drive innovation, build trust, and foster intellectual curiosity for the next generation of young professionals. Our goal is to create a fully immersive learning environment for our interns outlined by collaboration and meaningful mentoring.

DriveTime interns get to build valuable career pillars while working in departments that fit their interests and passions such as marketing, IT, accounting, law, analytics and more. Over the course of 10 weeks, our interns are treated like regular employees, helping with actual projects that drive the company, and take part in weekly workshops where they learn how to run meetings, ethics of business and participate in charity work within the community. We encourage applicants to send in their information by April 30 to be considered for the program.

DriveTime Summer Interns 2018

Emily Burnett, the program director, offers some quick insight to the before, during and after of each summer.


The search for summer applicants begins around March. In addition to sending out positions to a handful of online employment-related search engines such as LinkedIn, Indeed and others, Emily also attends career fairs at various universities.

She then spends the next 6-8 weeks calling, interviewing and narrowing down her list of hundreds of applicants from all over the nation down to about 25-30 interns. Depending on the needs of the company, DriveTime will usually look for interns to become a member of the following departments: Marketing, Analytics, Tax, Law, IT, Retail, Inventory, and Accounting.


The first week of the internship consists of an all-inclusive introduction to all elements of DriveTime. Interns are transported to the Mesa office, a dealership, and an Inspection Center to gain a complete understanding of the used car buying and selling process.

The weeks that follow are full of real-world-application work. Interns partake in a 30-40 hour work week consisting of projects, meetings, collaborations and contributing towards innovative operations.

Other benefits to the internship include:

  1. Weekly Workshops

Targeted workshops focus on our interns’ personal and professional growth.

  1. Competitive Pay

We’re not all work, no pay. We offer regular pay along with college credit (if college credit is requested).

  1. Growth Opportunity

All summer interns have the possibility to be hired on for full or part-time work.


Hear what current 2018 interns have to say about their experience:

Jazney Moss is a current Senior student at Arizona State University majoring in Finance & Business Data Analytics. She “found this analytics internship program through ASU’s Handshake app. What surprised me the most about DriveTime was their culture of acceptance and encouragement. Everyone is very hard working but also authentic. My internship surpassed my expectations in terms of giving me projects that not only helped me develop new skills but build upon my existing experience in challenging new ways. I felt I was making contributions that positively impacted the company.”


Miles Teague graduated from ASU this past May, majoring in Communication. He discovered DriveTime and our internship through a career fair hosted on campus. He says he “was surprised to discover how much Drivetime cares for its customers. They really do all they can to allow anyone to get auto financing.” He goes on to say that he “was pleasantly surprised to find that I was given real responsibility in my role. No coffee runs for management here! I was able to do real reporting that made a difference in how we design our web experience.” Miles adds that the “weekly intern workshops always provided an opportunity to grow ourselves professionally, be that for Drivetime or for our next job. The culture at Drivetime is amazing. No matter what work you will be doing, you are sure to be surrounded by supporting coworkers (and future friends). My mentor, Shawn Curran, was my role model for the course of the internship. He’s an inspiring source of industry information and insight.


The great thing about our internship is that there is the potential to stay on with DriveTime after the summer is over. Based on the department, there is a possible opportunity to stay with us part-time throughout your semester or full-time.

In fact, here from some of our previous interns that are still a part of our family today!

Shawn Curran:

Shawn interned the summer of 2007 in the Marketing department. What he loved the most about the internship was “the opportunity to try projects with different departments to find what I was most interested/passionate about.” Today, he is our Managing Director of Market Strategy.

Nicole Ridgway:

I interned with DriveTime the summer of 2017. I was an analytics Intern and rotated through the different groups within Analytics. What I liked most about the internship was how hands-on they allowed us to be with every project we worked on. Instead of typical intern tasks, we were handed challenging projects where we were taught to use our problem-solving skills and start thinking like an analyst.  We would work on similar problems that the full-time analysts do on a daily basis. I am currently a Financial Analyst on the Inventory Analytics Team.

Joshua Claxton:

Josh was a 2012 intern for our Software Development team. His favorite part was being “thrown into the thick of things immediately. Within the first couple of weeks, I was coding up the new mobile website with my team. There were no “intern projects”; just real high-value projects. This helped me grow as a developer and person faster than I thought I could.” Now Josh is “a Software Architect which means I’m responsible for the technical direction of one line of business but also advise on the technical direction of the company as a whole. I also led the Software Development portion of the intern program this year.” Full circle!


Why Intern for DriveTime?

Interns Volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul

We are grounded by our roots.

While we pride ourselves on rethinking the way people buy cars, a lot of effort goes on behind the scenes to make the customer experience more efficient—and that’s where you come in.

We think big, but stay small.

One of the ways we maintain our core values is by structuring personal relationships within our walls. There are no doors by design and no hierarchy to hang your hat on.

There are endless growth opportunities.

We take pride in developing our team members in a way that encourages more fulfilling career paths. We give our employees the tools to craft their own unique future.

Our collaborative culture.

DriveTime encourages its employees to think outside of typical office constraints and reach across the aisle to various departments to get a full 360-degree view of how it operates.

We’re transparent, collaborative, and building a company people love.

We’re not your traditional corporate environment filled with closed-off desks and suffocating hallways. Our home office features an open floor plan complete with glass conference rooms and plenty of natural light. But the theme of transparency goes beyond our interior design as it’s not uncommon to see different departments and skill levels work together on projects, creating common chords of camaraderie and friendships.

At DriveTime, our employees are given daily opportunities to pave their own career path with the ability to change roles and take on new responsibilities over time, evolving professionally as the company evolves culturally. A continuous pulse of intellectual curiosity drives our team members to challenge themselves and each other.