State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced that the Georgia Department of Labor’s 2011- 2012 Internship Program will offer internships to college juniors and seniors and technical college students in their final semester.
The year-round internship program will provide college students with practical work experience, an opportunity to earn school credit, and a chance to make up to $2,400 during the course of a semester. Interns will be assigned to state labor offices based on student interest and office needs.
“Students who complete internships while in college gain real-life work experience that will open doors with potential employers following graduation,” said Commissioner Butler. “Interns gain job skills, and learn the importance of teamwork, establishing good work ethics, and setting and meeting goals. These are lessons that will prepare them to succeed in the welleducated and highly-skilled workforce Georgia must develop to rebuild a strong economy.”
Interns may work 25 hours per week for a semester based on their respective institutions’ academic calendars. The program is open to all eligible college students, who have not previously interned with the GDOL.
School credits may be earned, but interns will be responsible for making arrangements with their respective institutions. Interns will be selected on the following criteria: student interests, whether such interests align with possible job duties at the GDOL and student access to the department’s career centers, vocational rehabilitation offices, and other offices throughout the state. Whenever possible, selected interns will be allowed to choose the office where they will work.
Applications are available on the Georgia Department of Labor’s website, www.dol.state.ga.us, in university, college, and technical college career centers, and by contacting Janice Reaves Jackson, GDOL’s director of marketing and community relations, at Suite 600, 148 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.E, Atlanta, GA 30303- 1751, or Janice.Reaves@dol.state.ga. us.
Applications should be mailed to Ms. Reaves- Jackson at the above address, or faxed to (404) 656-2683.
Currently, applications are being accepted for the summer and fall semesters of 2011 and the winter and springs semesters of 2012.