Employer applications and student sign-up sheets now are available for the 2023 Cherokee Summer Internship Program. In partnership with Cherokee County School District, this program was launched in 2018 by the Cherokee Workforce Collaborative, a community-based alliance created by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), to strengthen the county’s pipeline of skilled workers and meet the needs of existing and future industry.
The Cherokee Summer Internship Program gives students the opportunity to build their resumes and earn money during their summer break. The program also assists them with making decisions about their future career plans.
“I had one of the best times of my life working as a human resources intern at Universal Alloy Corp.,” 2022 intern Bailey Hancock said. “I loved going to work every day, and I ended the summer with no regrets. I was in between human resources and therapy as career options before, but I think I may pursue a career in human resources after my internship.”
Rising juniors and seniors, as well as graduating seniors, are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. The 2023 program includes paid positions and lasts for six weeks, from June 5 through July 14. During orientation, interns will learn about financial management and workplace communication.
“Summer is our busiest season, so it was great having an extra set of hands to help with our increased workload,” Canton Tire and Wheel owner Delease Chester said.
“The Cherokee Summer Internship Program is now in its sixth year, and offers a unique opportunity for students to gain leadership skills and explore career paths of interest to them after they graduate from high school,” said Misti Martin, president and CEO of COED. “We appreciate our local companies who continue to support this program each year, to make it a success.”
The application deadline is May 19. To learn more, or to apply to the 2023 Cherokee Summer Internship Program, call COED at 770-345-0600 or visit www.cherokeega.org/internships.
– The Cherokee Office of Economic Development is the leading organization for business and film recruitment as well as industry retention and expansion in Cherokee County.