The Georgia Department of Labor's 2004 Summer Internship Program will offer internships for up to 65 students. The internship program is designed to provide students at universities, colleges and technical schools with practical work experience, an opportunity to earn school credit and a chance to make up to $1,300 this summer.
"The internships have been highly successful in providing students with valuable experience in a real work environment," State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond stated in a press release.
Interns will work 25 hours weekly for seven weeks between June 7 and July 26. The program is open to any student enrolled in, or accepted to, a college, university or technical institute in the state or to a Georgia resident enrolled in, or accepted to, a similar school in another state.
School credits may be earned, but interns are responsible for making arrangements with their institutions to obtain the credit. Interns will be selected on the basis of their interests, areas of expertise that will be enhanced by their work with the labor department, their maturity level and their access to one of the department's 53 Career Centers and/or Vocational Rehabilitation offices around the state and the central office in downtown Atlanta.
Applicants must submit an application, along with a one-page essay on "The Top Three Reasons Why I Should Be an Intern at the Georgia Department of Labor."
They might also be required to complete a job interview conducted by a member of the department's staff.
Applications are available at any labor department office or the agency's Web site at www.dol.state.ga.us, or by writing to Joe Larche, Assistant to the Commissioner, Georgia Department of Labor; Suite 600; 148 Andrew Young International Blvd. NE; Atlanta, GA; 30303-1751.
The deadline to apply is April 9. Applications should be mailed to Larch at the same address or faxed to (404) 656-2683.
Selections will be made by May 10, and students selected for the internship will be notified via mail by May 25. Questions about the internship program should be directed to any office of the Georgia Department of Labor.
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