Tri-C Offers Summer Internships to Students
March 11, 2016
John Horton, 216-987-4281 email@example.com
Program designed to provide work experience and boost retention rates
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) knows the dedication, talent and commitment of its students. That’s why it plans to hire more than 100 of them as part of a new Summer Internship Program.
The program offers Tri-C students paid internships at the College that will provide valuable hands-on experience within their field of study. Nearly 500 students applied within weeks of the program’s launch.
To be eligible, students must enroll in summer classes — a key component of the program. Data shows that the fall-to-fall retention rate for Tri-C students more than doubles if they continue their studies during summer.
“We want to keep our students on the path to success,” said Tri-C President Alex Johnson. “The Summer Internship Program creates an opportunity for them to work toward graduation while building their resumes.”
Interns will earn $10 an hour in addition to financial support to pay for one summer class (up to four credit hours) and one textbook (up to $125). Students will work 100 hours over five- or 10-week periods between May 31 and Aug. 12.
More than 65 College departments are offering internship opportunities through the program. Candidate screening and selection will take place Monday-Wednesday, March 14-16, at Internship Fairs at several Tri-C locations.
The program is being overseen by Tri-C’s Career Center. For more information, visit Career Services.