2014 Newark College Internship Program launched

Andrew Sheldon//June 17, 2014

2014 Newark College Internship Program launched

Andrew Sheldon//June 17, 2014

The City of Newark, NewarkWORKS and the Newark Workforce Investment Board gathered Tuesday morning at Rutgers Law School in downtown Newark to launch the 2014 Newark College Internship Program.Employers met their interns at a morning breakfast and the attendees were given information regarding the workforce system and other services.

Introduced in 2012, the NCIP looks to aid college students in procuring relevant work experience by linking them with employers who meet their individual needs during an eight-week internship program.

“This program helps students at our universities and colleges learn the critical skills they need to turn their idealism into internships that will in turn provide them with the workplace experience they need to achieve personal success and excellence after graduation,” Mayor Luis A. Quintana said in a news release. “I am proud of how NewarkWORKS and the Workforce Investment Board has partnered for the past two years to create this program.”

The program is open to students currently working towards a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college. Participants will be interning at PSE&G, Panasonic, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, as well as other private and city sites, though priority will be granted to companies providing internships that coordinate with the city’s job growth sectors outlined by the Newark Master Plan.

Kim Cook, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s director of community relations and volunteer services, spoke to her own positive experiences with the program.

“The internship program provides an invaluable opportunity for college students to experience professional work settings,” she said. “Last year we had a student assist in marketing our Wellness programs and another student interned in our cardiology department, shadowing physicians.”


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