Vermont provides paid internships for 700 students
The Governor, several Vermont businesses and lawmakers announced the recipients of federal and state grants through two important internship programs to provide that experience – the federally funded Summer Opportunity Employment program, and the state-funded Internship Program.
The Governor announced that several businesses have been selected to receive grants through the Department of Labor's Summer Opportunity Employment program, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The program is targeted at "at-risk" students, which can include everything from homeless youth to those struggling academically. This year, Vermont expects to provide paid internships for about 700 students.
Lawmakers have added another $250,000 to that program to expand internship opportunities, reflecting their commitment to connecting students with on-the-ground job experience and training, and creating links between potential graduates and Vermont employers. ■