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Neilson Foundation offering 14 summer internships

Bemidji State University will again be partnering with the George W. Neilson Foundation to offer businesses in the Bemidji area with an opportunity to hire students for internship positions.

The foundation is offering businesses that lie within 30 miles of Bemidji the opportunity to hire an intern for the summer. The foundation is funding 14 internships, including one specifically for health and nursing and 13 for any other private business pertaining to any major or program offered by Bemidji State University or Northwest Technical College.

Funding will be split equally with 50 percent of the hourly compensation for the intern being paid by the foundation, up to a maximum of $2,500, and the other 50 percent paid by the participating business.

Applications for funding are due March 8.

The internship program launched in the summer of 2012. Originally planned for 10 internships, high employer demand led to 13 positions being created at 12 businesses. This year, the Neilson Foundation is offering to fund 14 internships.

For more information about requesting an intern or applying for an available internship, contact Carol Nielsen or Sharon Russell at (218) 755-3732.

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