The summer of 2011 will feature the fifth annual session of Internship Pensacola, a hugely successful PYP-led program that was launched in 2007. The IP program serves as a vehicle for attracting and retaining young talent in our local community, which is essential for the economic growth and cultural development of our area. Since its inception, the IP program has received invaluable support from local businesses and the University of West Florida.
Internship Pensacola is currently seeking businesses that are interested in participating in this program. In the four years that IP has been in existence, about one- third of our program graduates have secured continuing employment with the companies that gave them internships. This is an excellent retention rate and it also speaks to the quality of intern candidates that are provided to employers through the IP program.
This program is designed to provide college students with valuable internship opportunities during their summer semester. Throughout the 13-week program, students will work with selected local businesses, thereby gaining greater knowledge and experience within their field of study while also earning hourly wages and college credit hours.
Concurrent with their internships, IP interns will participate in a Professional Development Seminar that is designed to complement their work experience and polish their professional skills. In addition, interns will engage in several social and networking events intended to help them make personal connections and show them that Pensacola is a great place to live, work, and play.
If you or your company is interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit internshippensacola.com.