Intern to Earn

Did you know that almost 50 percent of internship students accept permanent positions with their internship employers?* And the retention of college graduates after 5 years of employment is 30% greater for internship graduates.

As the school year comes to a close, plenty of college students in our region will be seeking opportunities to get some on-the-job experience.   The regional internship initiative, Intern to Earn, is helping link businesses with these talented students.  Greater Louisville Inc and the HIRE Education Forum created the initiative with a grant from Wired65.  At the center of the initiative is the web site where employers can post a position and students can find listings.

Employers also have access to toolkits, sample internship descriptions and evaluation forms, and workshops on how to successfully implement an intern program.

For students, the site offers advice on résumés, what to expect from an internship, networking, key industries in the region and social and volunteer opportunities.

Employers can also get one-on-one assistance setting up new internships and enhancing current programs.   Visit or call 502-625-0029.  And be sure to join Intern to Earn at the Summer Kick-Off Luncheon on Thursday, June 2 at the Hyatt Regency from 11:30 to 1:00pm.  New Interns, Former Interns, “Soon To Be” Interns, Intern Coordinators, Regional Business and Community Leaders are invited to meet other interns, connect with business leaders, network with peers and learn more about the energy and innovation that will help our region become the Idea Capital of the World. Attendees will also have an opportunity to hear from special guest speaker Rob Samuels, Chief Operating Officer, Maker’s Mark.

To reserve your seat, go to our website or call 502.625.0156.

Have you taken an internship through this program?  Have you hired an intern through Intern to Earn?  Take a moment and share your experience!
*Statistic from Next Generation Consulting