Internship Hub Seeks Summer Placements
Currently, the Internship Hub of Aroostook is looking for placements for students seeking summer internships.
The Internship Hub of Aroostook is a program designed by Aroostook Aspirations Initiative (AAI) to connect students to employers in Aroostook County by providing hands-on learning experiences to expose the future workforce to the career paths available to them in this area. Jordyn Madore, who is AAI’s Intern and Scholar Coordinator says, it’s important for students to have a wide range of experiences to choose from when seeking an internship opportunity.
"When speaking with students in our area, they believe that there are no job opportunities for them here and they will have to move south in order to have a career. Internships are a great way to expose students to a wide variety of career opportunities available to them here in The County. They can test out the skills they've learned in school and get a feel for what specific career path is right for them,” said Madore.
The Internship Hub of Aroostook acts as a bridge between education and industry by connecting participating Aroostook County employers with college students through internship opportunities. The Internship Hub of Aroostook program has two different types of memberships for employers that are looking to participate in the program. The standard membership offers businesses one intern, access to intern resumes, and a listing on The Internship Hub of Aroostook marketing materials. The advanced membership includes all the benefits above however, instead of simply placing an intern within the business or organization, The Internship Hub of Aroostook builds the entire internship experience for the employer. Madore works with the employer to create the internship description and oversees the intern in their placement, evaluates the intern and can administer stipends for the intern.
These internships create connections for students within our local communities and serve as a tool in the effort to reverse the outward migration of our County’s young people. Kristen Wells, AAI’s Executive Director says, establishing these connections is vital to keeping our youth motivated to live and work in Aroostook County.
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