UW-Green Bay receives $150K grant to boost internship opportunities

UW-Green Bay’s Center for Public Affairs (CFPA) and Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) recently received their second $150,000 Career Ready Internship Initiative grant from HYPERLINK “http://www.mygreatlakes.org/community” 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-Green Bay 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 costs.

“With the Career Ready Internship Initiative grant, UW-Green Bay can enable students to achieve educational and professional goals while meeting personal and family obligations,” said Ashley Heath, associate director of the Center for Public Affairs.

UW-Green Bay, part of last year’s internship grant pilot, is one of 40 Wisconsin colleges and universities to receive some of the more than $5.2 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 benefits our students, organizations in the region, and the UW-Green Bay campus,” said John Arendt, EMBI associate director. “It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Interested businesses and organizations in Northeastern Wisconsin should contact Ashley Heath, (920) 465-2608, or John Arendt, (920) 465-2953, for more information.


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