Malheur Works Summer Internship Program

Malheur Works Overview (Flyer & Slideshow)


Coming Soon: Internship Candidate Application


Our Mission:

To attract and grow talent through an industry-led internship program that benefits companies, interns, schools, and the communities of Malheur County.


Our thanks to these participating employers:

  • Treasure Valley Community College

  • Eastern Oregon Workforce Board

  • Froerer Farms, Inc.



Collaborative Effort Between:


Generous Grant Funding Secured From:

  • Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board

  • Oregon Community Foundation - Ignite Partnerships Matching Grant

  • Eastern Oregon Workforce Board

  • eXtension Foundation: Impact Collaborative Summit Seed-Funding

About the Program

Malheur Works is a workforce readiness program to connect the learning needs of youth to the talent needs of industry resulting in a more inclusive and vibrant local economy by equipping young people with job-ready skills.

Grow our Own

The Malheur Works program is a Grow our Own initiative. The economic vitality of any community depends on a sustainable talent pipeline and a new generation of young people who choose to put down roots in the community. This program provides an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to support these important efforts.

What is a Student Internship Program

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skill development in a professional setting.

Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

-National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

What benefits do internships have for employers?

By providing an internship for a local student, you can help them develop relevant skills, allow them to network within the community, and build their excitement and prospects about certain careers. Plus, there are many benefits to employers too:

  • Evaluate a potential future employee and create a pipeline for candidates

  • Attract enthusiastic workers who can contribute new ideas and bring fresh, innovative perspectives

  • Increase diversity at your company and access students with special skills and/or knowledge

  • Enhance visibility of your company and remain competitive in the market for top talent

  • Build local community capacities by building local workforce and helping youth develop their educational and career journey

Interested in hosting an intern for the summer of 2021?

Apply Here

Mid-June - Mid-August 2021

The best internships are project-based and provide interns with real-world experience that helps shape their future career aspirations.

Requirements hosting an intern--Host Site Industry and Business Partners:

  • Are able to hire an intern full-time at or above minimum wage for 9 weeks (mid-June through mid-August, varies by employer)*

  • Have an employee who is willing to supervise an intern

  • Have the office/floor space to house an intern

*Ideally, the host site organization pays the interns. However, if your organization is not set-up to pay for an intern, don't be discouraged from applying, there might be other funding options available.

Malheur Works takes care of:

  • Marketing the internship positions

  • Receiving and organizing applications

  • Facilitating the WORKS program including the weekly Professional Development Workshops for interns