College students invited to use for summer season internships in Portland


After a profitable inaugural yr, the Portland Internship Expertise is again with much more choices for college kids to make a distinction in the neighborhood over the summer season.

The applying is open via Friday, Feb. 18, for undergraduate college students in any main to use. College students accepted into this system will get the chance to use at preselected internship websites within the Portland metro space. Employers will interview college students, with a complete of fifty college students getting a 10-week internship between June and September.

Every intern receives a $5,000, philanthropically funded stipend from the College of Oregon, plus profession and assist providers from college workers and the prospect to attach with others in this system via team-building actions.

“We’ve discovered {that a} comparatively small quantity of assist might make a big effect to each college students and to small companies and nonprofits within the Portland neighborhood,” mentioned Jane Gordon, vice provost for UO Portland. “A top quality internship can have a long-lasting impact on profession readiness and construct skilled connections for college kids. Our internship websites had been chosen primarily based on their dedication in areas reminiscent of social justice, neighborhood constructing, racial fairness and financial restoration.

This system has grown by 60 % with the addition of a wide range of new websites, together with Affiliated Tribes of NW Indians, Portland Gear, Stone Soup PDX and WorldOregon.

Some websites like Produce Portland, Schoolhouse Provides, Portland Tennis & Schooling, Latino Community and GladRags are returning for a second yr.

“I might advocate the Portland Internship Expertise to different college students as a result of it supplies an opportunity to foster connections to the larger Portland space and develop as a person with out it feeling daunting,” mentioned Bryn Callie, who’s learning environmental science and anthropology on the UO and interned at Easy X final summer season. “At the same time as you begin to work at your distinctive web site, that you’ve got a workforce of different interns and UO workers supporting you.”

To seek out out extra concerning the Portland Internship Expertise, go to the UO Internships and Summer time Jobs Honest from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, on the Erb Memorial Union. College students who participated final yr, in addition to UO workers, shall be on the truthful to speak about this system. Or join a digital data session from 3-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. 


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