Those who are willing to take on interns have the benefit of us paying the salary so that the participant can get work experience through the internship. The employer must agree to take on the intern for a certain number of hours per week, pay an agreed-upon wage and provide progress reports at certain points during the internship. The employer is in communication with Career Corps staff, getting feedback and then working with the youth on areas that need improvement through workshops and coaching.
Bill O’Brien, Career Corps Business Services Representative said, “Many of our local employers would love to hire an intern, but can’t afford one. This is where the Career Corps comes in and is able to pay for the internship through the SLIP grant. It’s a win-win for the participant who needs work experience and for the employer who needs extra staffing without the cost.”
For info on creating a great internship program, read this blog.