Dozens of paid internships are now available for Greenville County students ages 16 years and older to enroll for 2020.
LaunchGVL, a partnership with Greenville County Schools and the Greenville Chamber, connects students with area businesses to provide paid internships for the summer, fall and winter. Internships typically last about eight weeks and function either full-time or part-time, depending upon class schedule accommodations.
Students will also be coached on job hunting skills like interviewing and self-promotion.
“Students chosen to interview will receive help with their resume and cover letter,” said GCS in a statement on Facebook. “They’ll also be coached on soft skills and ready to make a great first impression.”
The goal of work-based learning programs such as LaunchGVL is to help students identify and refine their career goals, connecting them with businesses that align with their class work or areas of interest.
To apply for a pain internship, students should visit greenvillechamber.org/launchgvl.
Businesses encouraged to participate
Businesses are invited to attend a March 3 learning session about LaunchGVL from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., hosted at the Greenville Chamber building at 550 Main Street, Suite 550.
As of 2020, there are 31 area businesses and organizations offering paid internships through LaunchGVL, operating in areas of arts, communications, information technology, business, marketing, management, environmental and agricultural systems, health science, human resources, industrial systems, manufacturing and engineering.