Klamath Educators & Businesses Team Up to Start Internship Program
Written by Hollie CongerHigh school juniors and seniors in Klamath County have an exciting opportunity to learn from local businesses to become career-ready. OSU Open Campus, Klamath County School District, Klamath City Schools along with many local businesses are working together to offer a 6-week internship program where students will learn valuable workplace skills such as communication, critical thinking, and team work. Students will also learn basic workplace skills such as arriving to work on-time, appropriate attire for the workplace, and proper communication with employers. It’s a win-win for the community where local businesses benefit from hard-working students at an affordable cost, while students build valuable workplace skills, exploring potential career options.
After completing the initial training, students are matched with a local business based on the needs of the business and the skills of the student. Industries in which students are placed range from medical to restaurant services to law. Students are expected to complete 6 weeks of full-time work in exchange for a $1000 stipend.
To apply for the OSU Partnerships Internship Program, students must submit an application, resume, and transcript very similar to applying for a regular job. After being reviewed by a committee, applicants accepted into the program complete training taught by Junior Achievement volunteers. After the 6-week internship is complete, each student will prepare a 3 to 5 minute presentation addressing what they learned from the experience.
To learn more about the program, contact Keely Moxley at 541.883.7131 or Keely.Moxley@oregonstate.edu.