Summer Internship Program

Connecting College Students with businesses in southwest Minnesota

The Summer Internship Program is a collaboration between participating southwest Minnesota counties and the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council (PIC). The program connects college students with local businesses for a paid internship where they can gain professional experience and learn what local employers have to offer.

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Intern Information

Program Benefits for Students

Gain valuable and marketable experience at a Nobles County business
Gain insight into leadership and career possibilities
Attain professional work experience
Potential of earning college credit
Get paid up to $17/hour for your work experience

Steps to Apply as an Intern

  1. Apply and follow the instructions.
  2. Once accepted, Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council staff will connect you with a business that fits your field of study and career goals.
  3. Next, you will interview at your worksite of choice.
  4. Finally, complete orientation and start your internship experience.

Business Information

Program Benefits for Businesses

Mentor a local student and teach them about your business
Promote your business as well as the local opportunities
Network with local students to develop connections with possible future employees
Your intern will be paid through the program (up to $17/hour) sponsored by the county

Steps to Apply as a Business

  1. Fill out the application.
  2. After applying as a worksite, Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council will work to connect you with an intern that fits your request.
  3. Next, your prospective intern will interview you.
  4. Finally, when an intern is placed at your business, they will complete orientation and begin working with you!
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Additional Internship programs in Southwest Minnesota

We’re glad you asked! Our team at Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council is working hard to provide students with additional opportunities. Connect with us today to show your interest in finding an internship in southwest Minnesota!

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Our career specialists can help you identify a direction and develop a plan of action. The initial meeting can be the most important first step you will take toward preparing for a successful future.

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