Cherokee Office of Economic Development · Cherokee by Choice.

Cherokee Workforce Collaborative Launches Summer Internship Program

May 9, 2018

The Cherokee Workforce Collaborative, a community partnership created by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED) to strengthen Cherokee’s pipeline of skilled workers and meet the needs of existing and future industry, has partnered with the Cherokee County School District to launch Cherokee County’s first-ever paid Summer Internship Program for high school juniors and seniors.

The six-week internship program features a select group of Cherokee-based employers, including FactoryMation, Jaipur Living, Maxis Engineering, NeoMed Inc., R&D Mechanical Services, Roytec Industries LLC, Universal Alloy Corporation, and the YANMAR EVO//CENTER.

“Cherokee’s mentorship-based internship program is a great way for students to gain real-world experience within a wide range of career pathways and fine-tune their skills,” said Chris Sizemore, Workforce Collaborative Internships Committee Member and Vice-President of Operations at Roytec Industries, LLC. “Roytec Industries is proud to partner with the Cherokee Workforce Collaborative in providing high school students with an invaluable internship experience that prepares this generation of students for tomorrow’s workforce.”

Cherokee Summer Internship Program benefits include:

  • Real-world paid experience
  • An interactive work environment focused on mentorship
  • Early exposure to a wide-range of career pathways
  • References for a job well done
  • The notoriety of being a part of Cherokee’s first-ever summer internship program
  • Invaluable, resume-building work experience
  • A rewarding summer job close to home

To learn more or apply for the 2018 Cherokee Summer Internship Program, call the Cherokee Office of Economic Development at 770.345.0600 or visit Transportation must be provided by the student.