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The University of Wisconsin-Superior recently received a Career Ready Internship Initiative grant in the amount of $150,000 from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. This grant will benefit students by offering them opportunities to gain invaluable, real-world experience through paid internships in their fields of study.
UW-Superior will use the grant to create new paid internships and turn previously unpaid internships into paid internships, for juniors and seniors who don't receive enough financial aid to cover college expenses.
Kathy Pykkonen, Career Services Director at UW-Superior said,"With the Career Ready Internship Initiative grant, we are thrilled to announce the Jacket Internship Financial Assistance (JIFA) Program. This financial aid will benefit our students and agencies throughout our community. We are thrilled to work with Great Lakes to award this grant."
The program hopes to cultivate new paid internship opportunities with organizations, business and government (or public) agencies. Also a focus will be to support and develop on-campus internship programs as well.
UW-Superior is one of 19 Wisconsin colleges and universities to receive some of the more than $2.5 million in Career Ready Internship Initiative grant funds awarded by Great Lakes. Schools will collaborate with businesses and nonprofit organizations across the state to create the new paid internships.
This opportunity was the result of hard work by several people on campus and led by Kathy Pykkonen, Director of Career Services, Lynn Amerman Goerdt, Assistant Professor Social Work and Social Work Field Coordinator and Donna Dahlvang, Director of Financial Aid.
Knowing that education has the power to change lives for the better, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates helps millions of students pay for college and repay their student loans. Through Community Investments, Great Lakes leads initiatives and funds programs that help students from traditionally underserved backgrounds start and complete a two- or four-year degree or other credential. For additional information, visit mygreatlakes.org/community.
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