There are benefits for both the employer and the student as part of an internship program.

Benefits of Paid Internships for Employers

  • Launching an internship program in collaboration with Pathways to Education is a tangible action your organization can take to bring to life your commitment to the communities where you do business and make a real difference in.

  • Internships are a short-term commitment that can provide assistance with current projects as needed.

  • As funding is available through government programs, it is a cost-effective way to involve individuals who are seeking work experience and are interested in learning new skills.

  • Internships increase awareness of your organization with prospective employees and their networks. 

Benefits of Paid Internships for Youth

  • Interns will gain real work experiences that will allow them to translate their newly acquired skills to other facets of their personal and professional development.

  • The projects and responsibilities that interns will receive, help them to cultivate new and existing skills while exposing them to a variety of career possibilities. 

  • A professional network will be established for future opportunities; the connections they make at their organization may lead to mentorship or further employment.