As much as we want to say yes, this program is meant for you to try out a job/role that you have never experience before (i.e. – maintenance assistant at the Ottawa County Engineer’s Office). Therefore internships with family-owned businesses through the CEO Program will not be accepted. For those of you who are interested in pursuing a education internship (i.e. – a school nurse, teacher, etc.) we highly encourage you to step outside your school and intern at another Ottawa County school.
Your internship can be done after school, during school, or weekends. The program is meant to be flexible and our local employers will work with you. So if you are worried about a high school internship affecting your ability to play sports or afterschool activities, we simply ask you to communicate that to the employer you are interning with. Summer internships are not available through this program, however we encourage your to visit ohiomeansjobs.com and take a look at summer job opportunities.
You can earn up to 1 school credit (120 hours of internship time). Those who submit all required documentation at the end of their internship will receive up to a $500.00 stipend. If an employer would like to arrange a paid internship, that would be through the employer. You would not receive a stipend but you would still receive school credit.
Click the link below to see the full list of participating employers.