EMBI and CFPA Share in a $441,000 Internship Grant

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UW-Green Bay has been awarded a three-year, $441,324 Career-Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to create nearly 250 new paid internships over the 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years. The grant will be used to create paid internships for juniors and seniors who don’t receive enough financial aid to cover college costs. UW-Green Bay will work with local businesses and nonprofit agencies to identity placement opportunities for eligible students. Great Lakes and UW-Green Bay officials note that those of modest means are often unable to accept unpaid internships because they need to earn a paycheck, missing out on valuable, real-world experience. Ashley Heath, associate director of the Center for Public Affairs, and John Arendt, EMBI associate director, are UWGB’s point persons for the program. For full details, http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/releases/12/04/grant-of-441000-from-great-lakes-will-fund-internships-for-uwgb-students/

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