Hire an Intern

CareerEdge was recently awarded funding to address industry skill gaps in this region, as well as to address the lack of experience & barriers students face while enrolled in higher education institutions. CareerEdge is proud to announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind internship program to eliminate barriers for students while helping them obtain the necessary skills required to succeed in today’s work environments, as well as provide supplemental income while still in school.

This program will not only better equip students for the workforce, but students will also be able to network with local area employers which in turn will open doors for future opportunities. It’s difficult to seek higher education while balancing finances, families & seeking work post-employment.

A developed industry-wide internship program is a critical component for the success of students. To not only earn wages while in school but to work in the environment of their studies, putting to practice skills as they acquire them will validate the educational experience.

This program will eliminate a multitude of barriers students face during transitional training. The need for a sole-earner to earn wages putting to practice their trade versus balancing work in another area & school can be overwhelming & debilitating to ones success. Working in the field reinforces what’s being learned while providing income. A student with less stress validates their learning as they practice in the field what’s being taught in the classroom.

Companies will pay $10.00/an hour to participating students, not to exceed 100 hours/student. Money paid by companies will be allocated through grants offered by CareerEdge (through the receipt of this grant). The program will run through the second half of a students’ academic program to allow students to first gain overall knowledge in the classroom then put those acquired skills to practice.

For questions on how to participate in this program, please reach out to CareerEdge Program Director, Deborah Chapman, at dchapman@uwsuncoast.org or call 941.328.6985.