Internships provide pre-professional experiences with opportunities to develop and enhance educational and professional goals. It is an excellent opportunity to provide practical experiences and promote careers within state government.
Why Host an Internship?
- Accomplish special projects you would not otherwise take on
- Increase the connections between your agency and the community
- Recruit and assess potential employees
Occasionally we need to hire workers on a temporary basis. It could be to fill in for another employee on leave or to fill in a role that is currently vacant until a permanent hire is found. It also can be used to have two people in the same position for a limited amount of time to ensure continuity and proper training for the transition of the role of the new employee.
While Paid internships are treated the same as a temporary employee, the internship is more geared toward experiential learning for a student working on a specific project and aligned to their college major.