Intern Nebraska program benefits businesses, students

Sunday, August 7, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 3:44 pm, Fri Aug 5, 2011.

By KEVIN HERVERT Hub Staff Writer

KEARNEY — Five hundred to 750 college students have the opportunity to gain work experience through Intern Nebraska, a new state-funded program intended to help businesses attract talent and grow their workforce.

In the last legislative session, the Unicameral allocated $1.5 million for the first year of LB386, which created a new statewide internship initiative called Intern Nebraska, or InternNE.

The program began June 1. As of June 22, 70 companies had applied. Of those, 41 were approved for 127 positions and $563,000 was committed for wage reimbursement.

Katelin Hall and Matthew Voichahoske, college of business administration students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, were the first interns to enter the program.  […read the full story at the Kearney HUB]

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