Cherokee Office of Economic Development · Cherokee by Choice.

Internships

Do you want to get paid for gaining real-world experience and networking with some of Cherokee’s top employers? Then the Cherokee Summer Internship Program may be the right fit for you! This competitive 6-week program is open to all rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in taking their skills to the next level. Graduating seniors are also invited to apply. Applications will officially open for employers and students in January 2020.

Cherokee Summer Internship Program Benefits

  • 6 weeks of paid, real-world experience
  • Welcome orientation/employability skills
  • An interactive work environment focused on mentorship
  • Early exposure to a wide range of career pathways
  • References for a job well done
  • Invaluable, resume-building work experience
  • A rewarding summer job close to home

Participating Employers 

  • Alma Coffee
  • Awnex
  • Cherokee County
  • NeoMed
  • Raydeo
  • Roytec
  • Universal Alloy Corporation

How to apply?

Applications will be accepted beginning in January 2020.

Employers 

The Cherokee Summer Internship Program is an excellent opportunity to become a partner in education and invest in our future workforce. To apply for the program as an employer, please fill out the application and email to smercer@cherokeega.org.

 

 

Robbie Alden, R&D Mechanical Intern
“I gained real-world experience and formed relationships with co-workers in a viable company, along with a more refined, realistic expectation for all future jobs.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Odendahl, NeoMed Intern
“I cannot emphasize enough what a great experience this internship was for me.  The relationships and skills that I was able to form at NeoMed have shaped me into a more confident person and have prepared me for the future.”