Internships at LCOOC are an exciting way to ‘earn while you learn’ and get a jump start on your career! Student Internships are only open to LCOOC student and provide students with a means to learn about and explore their chosen career field. Students who take advantage of the paid internships will earn a competitive wage while deciding if this career choice is right for them. Currently student interns are compensated at $10 per hour for up to 20 hours per week and internship hours will work around the students’ schedule.
Statistics: 2020-2021, Interns held an 86% retention rate (Fall 2020-Fall 2021).
Student Intern Testimonials:
I really enjoy the program. Gives me plenty of employment opportunities and helps with learning new skills. Thanks for having me in your program.
Having an internship while attending college was very helpful as I was able to attend school, but also work around my class schedule. Internships are a great way to gain job experience in the related field you are seeking; learn more about your strengths and weaknesses; and having hands-on experiences within the field. I’m grateful for the opportunity as I have found a passion in the department I was placed in and now work full-time in that department. Miigwech!
Basic eligibility for internships include:
2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
Be enrolled in 6 credits with LCOOC
Be enrolled in an LCOOC academic program
Complete application to the Placement Coordinator’s Office (application, cover letter, resume, current LCOOC course schedule and unofficial transcripts)
NOTE: internships are funded through a variety of funding sources and there may be additional eligibility requirements which the Placement Coordinator will guide the student to the most appropriate funding source for the student.
Start the application process for the programs by completing this form: https://forms.office.com/r/fRVQEcRmBY after you apply one of the Career Services Staff will contact you via the LCO Student Email or through the phone number you’ve provided.
For general questions regarding Career Services please contact the Career Services Staff at WBL@lco.edu
Career Services Staff:
Danielle Carley, Associate Dean of Students / Work-Based Learning Director; email@example.com ext.124
Wesley Wilson, Perkins & Project Success Grant Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 127
Brandy Lonetree-White, Placement Coordinator; email@example.com ext. 112
Employers interested in hosting an Intern
The Career Services Program has a large network of local businesses and nonprofit organizations that are eager to host an LCOOC Student Intern. Employers hosting a student intern are provided with the unique opportunity to create their own pool of skilled and motivated future employees, improve retention, reduce training time & costs, and showcase a positive image within the community. Contact Brandy Lonetree-White, Placement Coordinator, for more information on how to host an intern.