"With the summer months upon us, it's a good time to remind businesses about a valuable program designed to enhance student's business skills and experience," said Gov. Heineman.
Intern Nebraska provides both financial assistance to businesses creating new internships and connects Nebraska's college students to hands-on internship opportunities.
Interns gain valuable business experience that will help them in future careers, while successful internships help businesses develop tomorrow's leaders. Internships often create lasting connections between students and the business - more than 50 percent of Intern Nebraska graduating interns become full-time employees at their places of internship.
There are changes that will take place this fall as a result of LB476.
These changes impact businesses applying to the Intern Nebraska Grant Program on or after LB476 becomes operative in September 2013.
The changes enacted through LB476 enhance the Intern Nebraska Grant Program by increasing accessibility, ensuring our talented students are given greater opportunities to grow professionally and increase their ties to Nebraska.
More than 288 companies have participated in the Intern Nebraska grant program, providing internship opportunities for 445 students. Of the companies participating, approximately one-third have less than 10 employees.
More than 40 percent of past interns rated their overall internships a 10 out of 10 and over 50 percent of interns who shared their future plans reported they were graduating and starting full-time permanent positions with the companies where they interned.
For more information or to post or view paid internships, visit InternNE.com.