Eighteen Southwest Michigan companies will hire 23 interns this year with the support of the Monroe-Brown Foundation and Southwest Michigan First.
Engineering, financial planning, human resources, marketing, architecture, construction, and product management are some of the fields which will be offering 2018 summer internships.
Interns will work at their respective companies for a minimum of 400 hours between May and September. The internships are typically full-time for 10 weeks but can be customized to fit the needs of the individual companies and interns.
The Monroe-Brown Internship Program provides interns with $3,000 in scholarship funding for college, an hourly wage paid by the employer, and resume-building career experience. The internships often result in job placement upon graduation for the students who fill them.
“We are grateful to the Monroe-Brown Foundation for its commitment to supporting internships, a key way for our community’s leaders to give the next generation hands-on experience working at great companies in our region,” says Ron Kitchens, chief executive officer and senior partner of Southwest Michigan First.
The program is open to incoming juniors, seniors and graduate students at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo College, Davenport University (Kalamazoo Campus only), Michigan State University, University of Michigan and second-year students at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Students attending Michigan State University and the University of Michigan must have graduated from a high school in the greater Kalamazoo area.
"The Monroe-Brown Foundation is dedicated to helping higher education students thrive as they become permanent contributors to Southwest Michigan’s workforce," says Robert M. Brown, Jr., president of the Monroe-Brown Foundation.
Source: Southwest Michigan First
Available internships, applications and further program details can be found here
. Internship applications are due Wednesday, Feb, 28, 2018.
Companies participating in the Monroe-Brown Internship Program in 2018 are:
- Consumers Credit Union
- CSM Group
- Eckert Wordell
- Edwards Garment
- Landscape Forms
- LVM Capital Management
- Miller-Davis Company
- Mol-Son, LLC
- SalesPage Technologies, LLC
- Schupan & Sons
- Southwest Michigan First
- Tekna, Inc.
- Treystar Holdings
- Western Diversified Plastics