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2014-01-14

Neilson Foundation funding summer internships

Bemidji State University is once again partnering with the George W. Neilson Foundation to offer opportunities for local businesses to hire BSU students for internships.

The Neilson Foundation will be funding 15 internships, including one specifically for health and nursing and 14 for any other private business pertaining to any major or program offered by Bemidji State 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.

Businesses applying for internship funding must be located within 30 miles of Bemidji. Applications for internship positions are due Feb. 28.

The internship partnership launched in the summer of 2012 to promote academic development and to encourage employers to provide local, paid internship opportunities for BSU students. Originally planned for 10 internships, high employer demand led to 13 positions being created at 12 businesses. Since its inception the program has funded a total of 27 internships.

About the Neilson Foundation
The George W. Neilson Foundation supports community development projects by making grants to programs and projects that improve the lives of the area’s children, adults and senior citizens. The foundation concentrates its giving program in the city of Bemidji and the surrounding area. Following the wishes of contributor Katharine Neilson Cram, the foundation supports northern Minnesota and the Bemidji area, where she spent the summers of her youth and lived throughout her later life.

Contact
Molly Aitkin-Julin, internship and employment coordinator, Bemidji State University; (218) 755-2038

Links
George W. Neilson Foundation
Intern Bemidji


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