VT Gov. Shumlin Announces Grants for Summer Internships

By Steph Machado

Published 04/24 2014 06:49PM

Updated 04/24 2014 06:52PM

Gov. Peter Shumlin (D - VT) Announces Internship Grants
Gov. Peter Shumlin (D - VT) Announces Internship Grants
MONTPELIER, Vt. -

If you're looking for a summer internship, the state of Vermont wants to help.

On Thursday, Gov. Peter Shumlin (D - VT) announced new federal and state grants. The grants are through the Department of Labor’s Summer Opportunity Employment program, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The grants will help create 700 paid internships.

The goal is to keep students in Vermont after graduation.

"What internships are all about is matching Vermont’s extraordinarily talented Vermont kids, students, both high school and college, with direct employment experiences that not only teach them about the businesses that they're working with, but give them an introduction, an opportunity, a foot in the door, to stay right here in Vermont, have a great job, and great quality of life,” said Gov. Shumlin.

Students who want to find out which companies are offering paid internships can contact the Vermont Department of Labor.

 


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