How one internship program launches tech careers
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Vasquez found his passion for coding while working in a factory.
He listened to audiobooks about software development and heard from those who work in technology....
Millard schools launch internship program for at-risk youths
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Audrey Mugisha admits that until two weeks ago, he had barely looked under the hood of a car.
Now the 18-year-old knows how to change the oil in your car. He can rotate...
CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A program in north Mississippi is treating student interns like star athletes.
The Daily Corinthian reports 15 students from Corinth and Alcorn County have signed...
Startup aims to offer bridge between college, ‘awesome jobs’
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Toward the end of his freshman year of college at the University of Virginia, Shreejan Gupta applied for a bunch of summer internships.
"I didn't hear back from any of them," said Gupta, expressing the same frustration heard from many college students who haven't had time to build up a resume yet.
Former MCPARC intern returns as park programmer
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — In an office overlooking Fairmont's Gateway Connector, Rachel Mitchell is excited to break new ground, but in a way, she has went back to the past.
While she may have a a new job title, her place of work at the Marion County Visitor Center is where she took her formative steps into the world of parks and recreation several years ago.
Diversity-focused academy program boosts Hollywood dreamers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diversity crisis in Hollywood may rage on, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues to try to open up access to the entertainment business for people from underrepresented communities and give some a foot in the door at the most critical moment — when college graduation is in sight and the job market is looming.
Walmart pledges $2 million to fund diversity internships
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Walmart plans to donate $2 million to two congressional minority caucus foundations to fund programs for students and young professionals.
The Bentonville-based retail behemoth said Tuesday that the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute will each receive three-year, $1 million grants which will go toward paid congressional internships, housing, monthly stipends, professional development and leadership training.
Man uses tugboat internship to launch maritime career
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Heavy lifting was going on all around him, but intern Kevin Thomas was focused on his little corner of the Pinners Point.
There was painting to be done. And the Pinners Point — a 1,400-horsepower, 55-foot tugboat owned by Crofton Industries, a local maritime construction company — was a day from Norfolk's annual Parade of Sail.
Cybersecurity education growing in Nevada as risks increase
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Those who step into this virtual world will face thieving cyber gangs who are on the hunt for electronic bikes in Europe.
Players assume the role of a cyber-detective: cracking codes and solving puzzles to prevent thefts and protect vulnerable systems.
Iowa students get career experience before college
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — So far this semester, Adrianna Schroeder has observed a bladder tumor removal, two knee replacements and two tonsil removals.
Shadowing surgeries at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital has given the Wahlert Catholic High School senior the chance to see a different side of the human body.
Internship search dropoff may be good sign for economy
Internship searches are tailing off on job-search site Indeed, a trend that appears to reflect an improving economy, according to new data from the Stamford-based company.
I am very lucky because I have a job that I love! I serve as the Director of Professional Development and teach in the College of Business at Idaho State University (ISU). One of my favorite roles is helping students land internships and jobs that lead to fulfilling careers. It is so rewarding to hear from students when they land that all-important first job after they put so much time and effort into obtaining their college degree. We have learned that the best way to find a job upon graduation is to get an internship first. Every semester the College of Business has over 100 students who work as interns in their field of study with companies all over the region. A key enabler to this is ISU’s excellent Career Path Internship (CPI) program www.isu.edu/career/cpi-program/ where ISU pays the student’s wages to work in the business world and help them gain professional experience in addition to their learning in the classroom.
Internship in memory of Bowling Green High School grad
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — McKenzi Loid, a young public relations professional and Bowling Green High School graduate, was still starting her career when she was suddenly killed in a car accident last summer.
Now, through a new internship in her name, a public relations student at Western Kentucky University is working with BGHS journalism students to pass on public relations principles as they plan and run their own publicity campaign.
Colts linebacker tackles something new as Miami Heat intern
MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Walker plays in the NFL. He spent the last month in the NBA.
The Indianapolis Colts linebacker started his offseason by spending four weeks as an intern with the Miami Heat, getting a crash course on how the basketball team from his hometown handles things from a business operations standpoint. The Heat exposed Walker to plenty, including how game nights work and the execution of off-site events.
UTRGV pushing internships for business students
HARLINGEN — On-the-job training can be a paying experience for business students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
The Robert C. Vackar School of Business and Entrepreneurship is aggressively promoting the program to both students and potential employers in the Harlingen area.
Last month, UTRGV faculty member Maria Leonard outlined the scope of the program for the Harlingen Economic Development Corp.
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are offering internships to eligible scholars that could lead them on career paths with the Air Force Civilian Service.
Students and recent college graduates can take advantage of the Recent Graduates Program, the Presidential Management Fellows Program and the new Premier College Intern Program as well as the Air Force’s regular internship program. All are designed to promote and encourage opportunities in the federal service.
Inside Track briefs: CliftonLarsonAllen hiring interns with eye toward diversity
CliftonLarsonAllen to hire 100 downtown
Accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) plans to hire up to 50 college interns, including minority students, to meet staffing needs in downtown Minneapolis and CLAs commitment to the Hennepin Workforce government-business coalition of employers committed to more diverse workplaces.
GOOD NEWS: Sul Ross internship sharpens focus for medical career
ALPINE Shadowing health care providers illuminated Emma Downing’s future goals.
Downing, Alpine, a Sul Ross State University post-baccalaureate student, is presently serving an internship at Big Bend Regional Medical Center (BBRMC) through the university’s academic internship program. She is confident the experience will enable her to pursue a master of science in nursing (MSN) and ultimately a career as a nurse practitioner.
Sioux Falls schools expand internships for students
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Sioux Falls students will soon be able to trade hands-on work experience for high school credit.
The city's public high schools are working to expand internship options for students to give them experience in career fields that interest them, the Argus Leader reported.
University of Missouri apologizes for ‘House of Cards’ email
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has apologized for referencing the Netflix show "House of Cards" while advertising an internship opportunity after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced about the show's star, Kevin Spacey.
INDIANAPOLIS – Applications to intern with the Indiana House Republicans during the 2018 legislative session are due Oct. 31, according to State Rep. Jim Pressel, R-Rolling Prairie.
Kentucky Ag Department seeking interns for next summer
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — College students pursuing careers in agriculture or government can apply for internships in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
State Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the internship program gives students a hands-on work experience that helps prepare them for future careers.
In addition to agriculture, KDA interns can work in education, computer science, marketing, communications, pre-law and other fields.
Hundreds of college students attend Marshall career expo
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Students who went with confidence and a smile to Marshall University's Fall 2017 Career Expo the afternoon of Oct. 3 might just have left with an internship or an employment opportunity, or at least some irons in the fire.
More than 90 employers filled the Memorial Student Center's Don Morris Room and overflowed into the main lobby as upward of 400 students filed in to gather information, meet prospective employers and make new connections.
MASH students glimpse inner working of health care
NEEDLES — Multiple Avenues of Successful Health Care (MASH) program is an intense two week health care internship program that exposes high school students to a variety of health care careers.
Indiana House Republicans accepting internship applications
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Republicans are now accepting internship applications for the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Jim Pressel, R-Rolling Prairie.
Idaho State University’s Part-Time Job and Internship Fair set for Aug. 30
POCATELLO – The Idaho State University Career Center will host the Part-time Job and Internship Fair on Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Ballroom in Pocatello.
This job fair focuses on helping students find part-time and internship employment with on-campus and off-campus organizations. It is an excellent opportunity for students to network with recruiters face-to-face and gather information that will aid in planning their career.
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Agricultural interns benefit from sponsors
LIHUE — Johnny Gordines said Tropical Flowers Express in Kapaa hosted two groups of students, one from Kapaa High School with eight students, for a hands-on experience of what it takes to bring tropical flowers and foliage from the farm to the door.
“They worked hard,” Gordines said. “We had students for two weeks, and during that time, they did whatever work needed to be done. They really worked hard.”
Industrial internship gives Washington at-risk youth a boast
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Six months ago, Steven Jordan lived in survival mode. As the sole provider for his unemployed mother, young sister and himself, the 19-year old scraped together whatever he could to pay the bills with part-time work at Burger King, painting houses and other odd jobs. On knowledge tests, he rated below high-school level. Although he managed to enroll in a few Lower Columbia College classes, thinking about the future wasn't easy.
Getting a glimpse at medical fields
BULLHEAD CITY — Students from area high schools are spending a significant portion of their summer interning at local hospitals.
Multiple Avenues of Successful Health Care, M*A*S*H for short, is in its fifth year. This two-week program conducted at Western Arizona Regional and Valley View medical centers allows these students to learn about various health care careers.
Wake County schools’ program gives job skills to high school students
Some people think about internships being limited to college students, but an innovative program in Wake County schools is giving younger students a front-row seat to the business world.
The district's career academies are giving students a taste of life at work.
Barrette Haigler works at Speed Pro Imaging in Apex. Haigler is an intern from Apex Friendship High School, and while at work he's doing more than getting coffee and making copies—he's getting hands-on training.
Ag internship grant application gets green light
LIHUE — Kauai students may soon have an opportunity to explore a field in agriculture.
“The goal is to get our high school students involved in agriculture again,” said George Costa, director of the Office of Economic Development. “We want the students to experience various agriculture companies —whether it’s farming, ranching, or value-added.”
The goal is to get the program in the school curriculum so they can get credit.
Teens use internships to gain on-the-job experience
“Thinking you may be interested in an aspect of medicine is one thing, but exposure to the real-life environment and critical analysis of the experience is another,” said Gina Hayes, the program director for Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center’s Healthcare Exploration Program, or HEP.
Three Splendora High School seniors from the Ready, Set, Teach program are one step closer to realizing their dreams of becoming teachers. Bailey Henderson, Terra Smith and Jordan Wilkinson signed Letters of Intent to Interview at Splendora ISD. Once they receive their degrees and teaching certifications, the Letters of Intent will give them preferred interview opportunities at Splendora ISD. The Ready, Set, Teach program is in its third year at Splendora ISD and gives students a glimpse of everyday life as an educator.
ISU’s May Career Path Intern of the Month is James Hunt
POCATELLO – Idaho State University’s James Hunt was named the Career Path Intern (CPI) for the month of May by the ISU Career Center.
Hunt is a third-year pharmacy student who has been working as a CPI intern on the Meridian campus for the past two years. The main focus of his internship has been the community health screening project, which is held three times a semester.
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago is accepting applications for its program to provide summer jobs and internships for young people.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says in a news release the program called One Summer Chicago will provide more than 30,000 summer jobs and internships for young people throughout the city between the ages of 14 to 24.
People have until May 15 to apply at www.onesummerchicago.org .
Sheriff’s office helps students shape internship experience
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — At a very young age, Noah Hahn knew he wanted to be a police officer.
"My dad was a probation parole officer for a while," Hahn said. "And I always knew I wanted to be a cop since I was a little kid."
The 19-year-old Lewis Central graduate is now a junior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha majoring in criminal justice. Hoping to follow a career in law enforcement, Hahn is participating in an internship program through the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office.
Nashville launches youth jobs initiative
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Nashville has launched a summer job program that officials say will help young people ages 14 to 24 find meaningful job and internships.
Mayor Megan Barry announced the new initiative, which is called Opportunity NOW, at Pearl-Cohn Magnet High School.
She told students more than 7,000 jobs or paid internships had been secured and are available. The goal is to have 10,000 jobs or internships available by summer.
Cheyney student ‘super excited’ about Apple internship
Tache Johnson, a junior at Cheyney University, is just back from California where she spent a week learning all about Apple, one of the top technology companies in the world.
In May, she will be among those doing a 12-week internship at Apple. The Keystone Honors Academy Scholar is one of 34 students selected from more than 1,400 applicants nationwide to work at the technology innovator.
MICHIGAN CITY — For Michigan City Robotics Team Coach Ralph Gee, one of Indiana’s biggest issues is “brain drain,” where students who do really well and excel in science usually leave the state to work for companies outside the area.
“A big hope of ours is to stay local,” Gee said during a robotics team practice session Thursday at the A.K. Smith Center. “Sam is a perfect example of a student from here, attending a state school and working in Indiana.”
Abby Latta named as ISU’s Intern of the Month for February
POCATELLO - Abby Latta has been honored as the Idaho State University Career Path Intern of the month by the ISU Career Center.
Latta is a sophomore working toward a bachelor's degree in education. She has been interning as a CPI at Franklin Middle School assisting in a seventh grade English class. Latta has gained valuable teaching experience since she began her position in August 2016.
La PORTE — Manufacturers in La Porte County looking ahead toward a new generation of employees were introduced to an internship assistance opportunity from nonprofit Conexus on Tuesday night.
Conexus, an organization based out of Indianapolis, works statewide with the goal of assisting both students and manufacturers in Indiana with an internship program which allows high schoolers to gain education and experience in the advanced manufacturing and logistics field.
First year-long ag internship program a success
KILAUEA — A year in the Kauai Ag Internship Program helped Kaya Labanon explore his passion for the agriculture industry as a career after high school.
“It helped me to understand more about the ecosystem and even more about the business side of agriculture,” Labanon said.
Other interns were inspired to start gardens of their own, as well as snagging a few life lessons along the way.
Internships with real world experience are a recipe for success Laredo Community College culinary arts students are dishing out in grand style.
In an effort to prepare prospective students for their future careers in the food industry, the LCC Culinary Arts program requires all students pursuing either a one-year certificate or associate of applied science in culinary arts to complete a final culinary practicum course.
Google grant to help Iowa Western Community College students to land local, paid internships
Information technology students at Iowa Western Community College will continue to have access to internship opportunities through a grant that was recently awarded to the college.
Iowa Western announced Wednesday the school was awarded a $50,000 grant through the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation to help fund the Technology Assistance Command Center (TACC) Project.
Madison supports in youth jobs to address disparities, crime
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wesley Underhill, 16, was having one of those mornings.
He dropped his phone in a toilet the day before, rendering it, and its alarm clock, useless, The Capital Times (http://bit.ly/2cLGVOI ) reported. After waking up late for work and missing the bus, he decided to call a cab but ran into more trouble.
"Phone books aren't even a thing anymore, so I had to call the operator," Underhill, 16, said. "Did you know you could do that?"
NASA funds science-based internships at Idaho Museum of Natural History
POCATELLO – The NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium (NASA ISGC) has generously funded a pilot intern program for young women in the Idaho Virtualization Lab (IVL), a research group within the Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University.
The IVL uses 3-D scanning and modeling technology to create digital copies of museum specimens. NASA actively researches 3-D scanning, modeling, and printing technology for use on space missions. For example, astronauts can...