Student Internship Program
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
The Ford Family Foundation
WorkSource Oregon - Eastern Oregon Workforce
Malheur Education Service District
To connect the learning needs of youth to the talent demands of industry resulting in a more inclusive and vibrant local economy by equipping young people with job-ready skills.
A nine-week paid internship for graduated seniors, pairing employers with prospective talent, providing meaningful work experience for youth while filling a labor gap faced by industry. This coupled with weekly professional development workshops and mentorship provided by community volunteers establishes the three pillars on which success is built.
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 supports our economic landscape by helping to retain and grow talent starting from within our own educational institutions.
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)
How do internships benefit employers?
Internships positively impact employers, students, schools, and communities. If you are considering hosting an intern at your company, potential advantages include:
Evaluating potential employees creating a talent pipeline
Increasing company diversity while accessing specialized skills and knowledge
Enhancing company visibility in a competitive market
Expanding community and workforce capabilities by developing youth career pathways
June 5th - August 11th 2023
The best internships provide youth with real-world experience that helps shape their future career and collegiate aspirations.
Employer partners should be able to:
Have a supervisor for the intern
Provide office or floor space for working
Hire an intern full-time at or above minimum wage for nine weeks (start and end dates are flexible)
If an organization is unable to provide full-time wages, please contact Malheur Works for funding options
Allow time for interns to attend weekly Professional Development Workshops with Malheur Works team
Malheur Works takes care of:
Outreach for all internship positions
Receiving and reviewing applications
Filtering candidates based on desires and aptitude
Sending applications to host site for review and selection
Facilitating weekly Professional Development Workshops for interns throughout their employment
Information Technology (IT)