Internships play a critical role in today’s business world.
Are you wondering how to break into a new career? Are you looking for a chance to prove yourself?
More and more, employers are relying on internships to help grow their industry workforce and fill jobs.
Bringing a new employee on board takes both time and money. Vacant positions mean lost productivity, lost management time in searching for and interviewing potential replacements, and the added cost of advertising the position for as long as it takes to hire. Once hired, it also takes time to equip and train the new employee.
Is it any wonder that employers would like a chance to try out an employee on a short-term basis in an internship?
Benefits to the intern are equally important. Whether the internship leads directly to employment or not, the intern gets the on-the-job experience that is often a requirement for hiring managers. Prove yourself in an internship and you are likely to get a good recommendation that will help reassure future employers that you are worth the hiring risk.
Gorge Works offers paid summer internships in a wide variety of fields. Each intern also participates in weekly Professional Development Workshops designed to help grow their general employment skills.
Application Season is complete for the Summer 2019 year, but will open again in December for Summer 2020. Meanwhile, keep an eye on our website for other internship and employment opportunities, and new related to career opportunities.
Gorge Works is excited to have a wide selection of host employers participating for the 2019 Summer Internship.
Our thanks to these participating employers:
Big River Insurance, The Dalles
If you are an employer and are interested in hosting an intern for Summer 2020, please email us at [email protected].
Community leaders and industry specialists teach interns professional development skills in weekly workshops. Do you have some expertise you’d be willing to share with people embarking on a new career? If so, you may be a future Gorge Works presenter!
Here are a few examples of last year’s presentations:
Ethics for the Workplace
Your Self-Care Tool Box