Attention Geauga County high school juniors and seniors! Geauga Growth Partnership’s High School Internship Program is accepting applications for summer internship positions available with Geauga County businesses. Student application deadline is February 24, 2017. The program guidelines, position openings and applications are available through Geauga Growth Partnership Internship Program.
Employers interested in sponsoring any student positions in 2017 must contact Georgia Klemencic at [email protected] and complete their application, which is available at Geauga Growth Partnership Employer Sponsorship Application. The application deadline for employers has been extended.
GGP’s Summer Internship Program offers current junior and senior high school students the opportunity to learn workplace skills and earn wages through paid summer internships with sponsoring employers. The program is designed to increase the workplace readiness of Geauga County high school graduates and to increase the likelihood that graduates will find jobs in Geauga County when their education is completed.
“These internships are not just about the job,” says Internship Program Coordinator Georgia Klemencic. “This program is about the learning experience and job readiness. Getting a paycheck is just a bonus.”
Internships are open to students who reside in Geauga County and attend public, private or home school in or out of Geauga County. Students must have successfully completed at least their junior year by the time the internship begins, and must be 17 years old by June 1, 2017.
Internships will take place during the summer of 2017 and will be available with a variety of employers, ranging from manufacturing to retail to non-profit. In some cases, age limitations may apply. These are paid intern positions. In addition to the work experience, interns also will receive workplace soft skills training during two day-long workshops provided by Geauga Growth Partnership.
To be considered for the program students must meet eligibility requirements. Students accepted in the program and if offered an internship must agree to and comply with participant requirements.
Employers and students may direct all questions to Georgia Klemencic at [email protected] or 440-564-1060.
Geauga Growth Partnership is a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization created in 2010, which works to retain and grow jobs, contribute to business growth and strengthen the local economy. Geauga Growth Partnership’s mission is to enhance the business climate, encourage job creation, to strengthen economic prosperity and to improve the quality of life for all Geauga County residents.