Sponsor Deadline Approaching for GGP Summer Internship Program

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Kimm Leininger, Executive Director of United Way Services of Geauga County with her GGP Summer Intern

Geauga Growth Partnership’s High School Internship Program has seen growth and success over the past four seasons and is now entering its fifth year.

Employers interested in sponsoring any student positions in 2016 must contact Georgia Klemencic at gklemencic@geaugagrowth.com and complete their application process no later than Jan. 15, 2016.

GGP’s intern program offers junior and senior high school students the opportunity to learn workplace skills and earn wages. 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.

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, 2016.

Internships will take place during the summer of 2016 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 workshops provided by Geauga Growth Partnership.

To be considered for the program students must meet eligibility requirements. Students accepted in the program and offered an internship must agree to and comply with participant requirements. All guidelines and application forms will be available online by Jan. 5.

There will be an Intern Open House from 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 20 at Kent State Geauga Campus for all parents and students interested in the program. Student application deadline is Feb. 12.

“We are delighted to offer these opportunities to Geauga County students,” said Lee Imhof, chair of the Partnership’s Internship Task Force. “These internships give our students real-world experience in the workplace and insight into employment opportunities in Geauga County.” Imhof added.

Intern Program Coordinator Georgia Klemencic continues to drive changes and improvements to the program based upon feedback received each year from employers and students. In 2015, 39 students successfully completed the program.

Employers interested in sponsoring 2016 interns or questions about the GGP Internship Program may be directed to Georgia Klemencic at gklemencic@geaugagrowth.com or 440-564-1060.

Geauga News
Author: Geauga News