Mid Michigan College recently received $93,500 in Federal Work-Study Grant funds to assist local businesses in offsetting costs associated with hosting Mid students as interns.

“The importance of learning on-the-job skills is essential in preparing our students for real-world-work and internships are a key way to accomplish that,” noted Tim Hood, President of Mid Michigan College. “We have been and will continue to be dedicated to offering internships to our students, and we’re excited to expand these opportunities and make it easier for more organizations and businesses to participate.”

Grant funds can be used to cover internship related costs, including wages, for internship opportunities that are meaningfully tied to a student’s program of study.

“We hope to see many local organizations and businesses take advantage of this opportunity,” said Amy Dykhouse, Director of Mid’s Career Center. “Internships allow our students to gain valuable experience, and local industry leaders to connect with the future of their workforce.”

Non-profits can have one hundred percent of internship-related costs and wages covered by the grant. Small businesses, defined as having 500 employees or less, can have seventy-five percent of costs and wages covered, while large businesses can utilize the grant to have fifty-percent of costs and wages covered.

“Internships are a major focus of our efforts as we prepare students to enter the workforce,” said Dykhouse. “And interested non-profit and business leaders don’t have to navigate this process alone – we are here to help develop internships, coordinate interviews, and manage the process from start to finish.”

For more information about hosting a Mid Michigan College student as an intern at your organization or business, visit midmich.edu/careercenter and click on Internships & Apprenticeships or contact the Career Center at careercenter@midmich.edu or (989) 317-4613.

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