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Building & Scaling Internships

Louisville isn’t growing as quickly as our peer cities and we must develop our talent pipelines to more strategically attract and retain talent. Quality internship programs are one of the many ways to do that. Below you will find resources and tools to assist you in developing and strengthening your internship opportunities. This page will serve as a one-stop-shop to support our business community as they design exceptional work-based learning experiences and connect with talented students.

Why Internships

We believe that all companies who provide work-based learning opportunities will experience a return on their investment.

Here’s why:

  • College internships draw talent to Louisville from top universities and people are unlikely to move to a city they haven’t visited. Think of your program as an introduction to our city and your company.
  • Offering substantial opportunities helps ensure that scholars at our regional universities connect with the job market and are more likely to stay in Louisville.
  • Providing internships allows students to build relevant experience needed to be prepared for work and to be a desirable job candidate.
  • By connecting with the newest members of our workforce, you are building your talent pipeline and your future customers.
  • Offering your employess the opportunity to manage interns will prepare them to be managers and leaders in the future.

 

Best Practices in Internship Development

GLI has developed a comprehensive toolkit that highlights best practices and provides valuable resources to assist you in developing or expanding your work-learning opportunities.

 

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Connect with local pipelines

The greater Louisville region is home to numerous educational institutions who are eager to provide internship opportunities for their students. It can be a challenge to determine who you should connect with at every school and within each department. GLI and Live in Lou work closely with the school and university systems and we are happy to make connections for you! Contact us to discuss your talent needs and we will facilitate introductions to the right people- taking out the guess work!

 

Don’t know where to start? Check out our sample job descriptions!

If you are starting a program from scratch- we have lightened the lift for you. Below you will find sample job descriptions for key sectors in greater Louisville. Explore your industry and customize our template to get started today! Each description is crafted with consideration of the student’s skills and learning benchmarks. If your position is not listed below, GLI is happy to offer a phone consult to assist in creating a quality opportunity that aligns with students’ capacities.

 

Architecture and Construction
    Civil Engineers
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway generally prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of structural, load-bearing, material moving, transportation, water resource, and material control systems; and environmental safety measures. Civil engineers design, build, supervise, operate, and maintain construction projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.
    • Certifications: Autodesk AutoCad, NOCTI CAD, REC-Foundation, Pre-Engineer Certification
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: UK, U of L, Western Kentucky University, University of Evansville
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9041.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a growing construction company leaving our creative stamp on the most popular neighborhoods in greater Louisville. We are looking for creative, out-of-the-box thinkers to join our team. If you have excellent critical thinking skills, enjoy collaboration and have a background in civil engineering, we want to meet you!
      • Job Responsibilities: Our summer intern will work primarily on two upcoming construction projects including a major sports complex and a new inclusive neighborhood park. The neighborhoods where these projects are located are growing rapidly and traffic and pedestrian volume are of concern. In working on these projects interns will be required to do the following:
        • Observe construction site processes and document challenges
        • Collect data for observation
        • Recommend methodology and tactics to overcome issues
        • Sampling and testing materials
        • Preparing agendas for contractor meetings
        • Estimating project costs
        • Utilize CAD to develop proposals and blueprints
        • Provide support to project staff as needed
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Problem Solving Skills
        • Multitasking & Time Managements
        • Active Listening & Communications
        • Reading Comprehensions
        • Data analytics
        • Computed Assisted Design
      • Qualifications: Candidate must have completed three relevant civil engineering courses at the high school level. Candidate must be familiar with CAD
      • Compensation: $18hr/25 hours per week
      • Program Perks: All interns are assigned a mentor to help them develop their skills and build their resume. Interns will present their learnings in a final showcase in front of the CEO at our end of the summer celebration.


    Construction Laborers
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to layout, cut, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures, using hand and power tools. The pathway includes instruction in technical mathematics, framing, construction materials and selection, job estimating, blueprint reading, foundations and roughing-in, finish carpentry techniques, and applicable codes and standards.
    • Certifications: NCCER – Core Curriculum; NCCER – Construction Carpentry, OSHA-10
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Vincennes University (IN), KentuckianaBuilds, YouthBuild, Job Corps, Bellarmine University, University of Louisville
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2061.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a family-owned construction company, operating in the greater Louisville region for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on client collaboration and communication. If you are ready for a fast-paced work environment, opportunities to harness creativity and support as you grow, we are excited to meet you.
      • Job Responsibilities: Our Construction interns are in consideration for a paid apprenticeship program. During your 12 week internship experience you will shadow a variety of employers with a range of job functions. Job functions include:
        • Assist construction team in building tasks
        • Compile daily field activity progress reports
        • Take measurements and provide reports
        • Worksite clean-up
        • Moving of materials
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Interns will compete as a team to design a shed as their capstone project. Core components of this project include: client management, teamwork and collaboration, project time, project budget, attention to detail and design concept.
      • Qualifications: Candidates are required to have basic knowledge of the following:
          • Blueprint reading
          • Use of hand and power tools
          • Measurements and fractions
          • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
          • Lift up to 50 lbs
      • Compensation: $10/hour
      • Program Perks: All interns will create a portfolio of their capstone project. High performing interns will also be selected to interview for the full-time apprenticeship program.


    Electricians
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Electrical Skilled Trades TRACK is designed as a pre-apprenticeship pathway for students to have the opportunity to enter a Registered Apprenticeship training program upon graduation. This Skilled Trades TRACK does not require an employer partner. Students must successfully complete the four course sequence, eight safety modules and an end of program assessment. Upon conclusion, the instructor will fill out a completion form and submit to OCTE. After being processed, the student will receive a pre-apprenticeship industry certification issued by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. This certification will be recognized by participating partners for an interview and possible credit upon placement. Credit is at the discretion of the training organization.
    • Certifications:
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Independent Electrical Contractors of Kentucky and Southern Indiana; Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Prosser (K-12)
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2111.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Our company has been providing services to residential and commercial clients for over 30 years. We consider our team to be a family and we want all our employees to have the opportunity to grow within our company. Our team values respect, hard work and humor.
      • Job Responsibilities: Our electrical interns will provide assistance to technicians at a variety of job sites. Interns will specialize in troubleshooting issues during inspections. Interns will observe all repairs and installations and submit daily reports to demonstrate the skills they witnessed in action. Additionally, interns will assist pricing projects, prepping and cleaning worksites and occasionally interact with customers. Customer service and a positive attitude is a must.
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas: Our internship program will help you determine whether or not an apprenticeship or journeyman program is right for you.
      • Qualifications: Interns must have knowledge of hand tools and basic safety principles of electrical work. Interns should also have an expressed interest in pursuing a career as an electrician.
      • Compensation: $10/hour
      • Program Perks: Interns will shadow journeyman electrician on a rotating schedule. At the end of each shift, journeymen will have a 30 minute debrief with interns to discuss what they learned and any key questions. Our program is designed to ensure that your questions and concerns about working as a full-time electrician are answered!


    HVAC
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • Maintenance Mechanics perform machine setup, troubleshooting, repairs and preventive maintenance service; including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems for industrial production and processing machinery and equipment. They read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service as well as analyze and inspect equipment, structures, or materials to identify errors, problems or defects.
    • Certifications: OSHA10, NCCER Core, NCCER HVAC Level 1
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Vincennes University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-9021.01

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are an HVAC company that was founded in Louisville in 1965. We are committed to customer service quality and innovation. Our teams work collaboratively to solve problems and offer affordable solutions to residential and commercial clients. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and plenty of opportunities to work as a team to solve problems- please apply to join our team.
      • Job Responsibilities: HVAC interns are important members of our service teams. Once hired we will facilitate a matching process to pair interns with well suited mentors. Interns will shadow a team of three service technicians for 12 weeks performing the following duties:
        • Assists with the installation of heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration equipment
        • Coordinates delivery and removal of equipment and products
        • Assists in installation of ducts and duct fittings
        • Engage in troubleshooting alongside seasoned technicians and suggest possible solutions
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas: Interns will develop experience in the installation and repair of environmental control systems. As an intern you will utilize knowledge of refrigeration theory, control systems, pipefitting, and structural layouts.
      • Qualifications: Interns must have a baseline knowledge of HVAC systems. Interns must also be able to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 50 lbs and utilize basic hand tools. Interns must be effective communicators and possess a collaborative spirit.
      • Compensation: $12/hour
      • Program Perks: All interns who complete the program will be entered to win an HVAC professional starter toolkit. Outstanding interns also have the opportunity to be selected for a paid-apprenticeship program.


    Heavy Equipment
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Heavy Equipment Sciences program will prepare students for construction building jobs, infrastructures projects (roads, bridges, and ports, otherwise called non-building construction), and in mining and timber operations. A trained and experienced equipment operator provides necessary skills for any project that requires moving and transporting heavy materials or that demands any kind of earthmoving.
    • Certifications: NCCER
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: IUOE
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2073.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Our company specializes in production, distribution and application of raw building materials to construction sites. Members of our crew are responsible for movement of materials to job sites as specified by clients. Teams may also assist in job site preparation.
      • Job Responsibilities: Interns will train on the basic skills of heavy machinery operation in controlled settings and through virtual reality. Interns will learn procedures related to excavating, backfilling, trenching, ditching, clearing, looming, fine grading and final clean up.
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas: All interns will graduate from the program with basic heavy equipment operation skills. Interns will also be highly aware of essential safety protocols. All interns will have opportunities to build important soft skills in the areas of teamwork & collaboration, communication, attention to detail and problem solving skills. Our internship is an opportunity to discover if a career in heavy equipment is right for you.
      • Qualifications: Interns must have a basic awareness of safety procedures. Interns must also be willing to work in hot and cold environments where they may be exposed to the elements. Interns must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Interns must be 18 or older in order to operate machinery.
      • Compensation: $9.50/hour
      • Program Perks: Interns will have access to train on the most advanced virtual reality training platforms before practicing in controlled settings.


    Plumbing and Pipelifting
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway prepares individuals to practice as licensed plumbers by applying technical knowledge and skills to layout, assemble, install, and maintain piping fixtures and systems for steam, natural gas, oil, hot water, heating, cooling, drainage, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial processing systems in home and business environments. It includes instruction in source determination, water distribution, waste removal, pressure adjustment, basic physics, technical mathematics, blueprint reading, pipe installation, pumps, welding and soldering, plumbing inspection, and applicable codes.
    • Certifications: NCCER Core; NCCER Plumbing
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Jefferson Community and Technical College, Local 502
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/47-2152.02

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are the highest customer rated plumbing service provider in the Louisville area and we think you’ll love us too! If you love problem solving, working with your hands and helping customers we want to give you an opportunity to join our team.
      • Job Responsibilities: As an intern you will assist master plumbers in the instillation of new systems as well as the repair of old systems. Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Prepare materials and supplies for jobs
        • Prepare customer reports and invoices
        • Collaborate with mentors to provide diagnostic summaries
        • Conduct cost estimates
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
      • Qualifications: Our primary clients are residential so you will be in and out of people’s homes. Professionalism and customer service are of the highest importance! Interns should understand basic math and have excellent attention to detail.
      • Compensation: $15.50/hour
      • Program Perks: All interns will have an opportunity to apply for our apprenticeship paid-training program.
Arts and Communication
    Graphic Designers
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Graphic Design pathway prepares students to apply skills that focus on the principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas/information and packaging products to business and consumer audiences both in digital and other formats. Topics of study in this pathway include aesthetic meaning, appreciation, and analysis; construction, development, processing, modeling, simulation and programming of interactive experiences; transmission, distribution and marketing; contextual, cultural and historical aspects and considerations.
    • Certifications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Sullivan University, University of Louisville
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1024.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a marketing and advertising firm with international clients. We work with companies all over the world to help them craft campaigns that showcase their products and services. We are a creative agency and we encourage our employees to think outside the box. You’ll love our laid-back culture and collaborative spirit.
      • Job Responsibilities: Graphic design interns will support client managers in the development of graphics. Daily tasks include:
        • Create logos and infographics
        • Collaborate in ideation meetings to develop client proposals
        • Assist in website and print layouts
        • Develop social media content
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Teamwork & collaboration
        • Design principles
        • Project management
        • Client relations
        • Demographic and market research
      • Qualifications: Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. Interns must be effective communicators.
      • Compensation: All interns will earn an $800 stipend for their 8 week internship.
      • Program Perks: All interns will participate in a campaign pitch competition during the final week of their internship. Winners will receive a $1000 scholarship. Interns will participate in creative-Friday lunches with members of the leadership team. Every Friday interns will have time to talk to leadership during provided lunches. What’s better than tacos and talent!


    Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Cinematography and Video Production pathway prepares students to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the making and producing of videos and cinematographic expression. The pathway includes the theory of video, video technology and equipment operation, video production, video directing, video editing, cinematographic art, video and audio technique, and multi-media production. The pathway prepares students to function as staff, producers, directors, and managers of media programming and media organizations. Topics of study in this pathway include writing and editing; performing; media regulations, law, and policy; aesthetic meaning, appreciation, and analysis; construction, development, processing, modeling, simulation, and programming of audio, and moving image programs and messages; transmission, distribution, and marketing; contextual, cultural and historical aspects, and considerations.
    • Certifications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Jefferson Community and Technical College
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-4011.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Join our local news team. We are the most watched news station in the Louisville region. Our productions are second to none because we value teamwork and collaboration above all hours. Our interns will experience a variety of environments where they will assist production teams as needed. We can’t wait to help you grow your skills. If you are interested in a career in news media, we would love to meet you!
      • Job Responsibilities: Interns will learn the processes of live, multi-camera event productions and digital filmmaking. Interns will be out in the field capturing content during 50% of their work time. During their remaining work hours interns will work with creative teams to edit B roll, compress and archive files, provide initial diagnostics of faulty equipment, develop audio content and create quality productions.
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Equipment maintenance
        • Content development
        • Data management & organization
        • Editing
      • Qualifications: 2-3 years experience utilizing audio and visual equipment. Interns must be willing to work night and early morning shifts. Interns must be capable of standing for long periods of time. Please note that some stories will require spending several hours outdoors and you will be exposed to the elements. Appropriate attire will be necessary.
      • Compensation: $9.00/hour
      • Program Perks: All interns will be treated to our traditional Lunch with Leadership event to close out their time with our network. Excellent interns may be offered part time work during the semester. Interns will also have access the their stories to build their portfolios.


    Media and Communication Specialist (Marketing and Communications)
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing and applications to specific products and markets.
    • Certifications: A*S*K – Fund. Marketing Concepts
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Indiana University Southeast, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-2021.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Our internship program is designed to give students the opportunity to dive into the basics of marketing, communications and public relations. Our company prides itself on serving as a one-stop shop for clients who need assistance with communications. We work with a range of clients, from local politicians to international companies and we pride ourselves on getting to know each client’s unique audience and objectives. If you enjoy digging deep into market research and trends- this is the internship for you!
      • Job Responsibilities: Your primary role as a marketing and communications intern is to support our creative development teams and their client managers. You will assist these teams with a variety of tasks including the following:
        • Client research
        • Competitor research
        • Market trend data compilations
        • Content research (occasionally assisting in layout and design)
        • Provide client feedback reports
        • Conduct informal focus groups
        • Draft newsletters
        • Monitor competitor social media accounts and provide relevant recommendations
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas: Interns will spend the bulk of their time focused on research in a specific industry. We have department positions for hospitality, food and beverage, public service and non-profit and manufacturing clients. Interns will develop expertise in their assigned industry.
      • Qualifications: Interns must have two years (or 4 semesters) worth of relevant coursework at the high school or college level. Interns must submit a transcript and class description to apply.
      • Compensation: $9.00/hour
      • Program Perks: Our interns will enjoy all the perks of our modern working environment. Interns will be provided with laptops to use during their internship. Interns will have access to client meetings that will help them gain very important information about the industry. Interns will also enjoy freestyle Fridays with staff where teams choose a restaurant for a creative working lunch every week.
Business
    Customer Service Representatives
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Administrative Support pathway is designed to provide students an advanced level experience that will propel them into the 21st century business world as they serve in positions such as college interns, administrative assistants, graduate assistants, and office managers. Instruction includes areas of fundamental business procedures, human resource management, time management software, workstation management, travel planning, financial reporting, payroll, mail procedures, effective communication skills, and ethical decision-making skills.
    • Certifications: Certified Hospitality/Tourism Management Professional, A*S*K: Fund. of Business Concepts, Microsoft Office
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Dale Carnegie, New Horizons
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-4051.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a fortune 500 company that provides customer and technical support to thousands of worldwide clients. Our products and services are technology based and we believe that all of our employees should have the benefit of growing their technical capacities. We promote from within and we love giving our employees the chance to build their careers with us.
      • Job Responsibilities: Customer service managers provide support to clients across the globe. Applicants should enjoy communicating with people and have a great understanding of cultures and conflict resolution. A day in the life of a Worldtech customer service manager includes the following:
        • Communicate with customers to solve issues with accounts, billing, product returns and a variety of other issues clients may be experiencing.
        • Maintain a positive attitude! Do your best to assist the customer with their problem and refer them to additional support staff as needed.
        • Utilize technology to track communications and report call outcomes.
        • Update and manage customer information in data system.
        • Work with teammates to continuously improve processes and protocols.
        • Quickly solve problems- critical thinking is a must.
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Interpersonal communication
        • Problem solving and critical thinking
        • Organization and time management
        • Conflict resolution
      • Qualifications:
        • Applicants must demonstrate relevant experience in working with diverse populations
        • Applicants must be 18 years or older
      • Compensation: $10/hour
      • Program Perks:
        • All interns will have the possibility of receiving a full time offer and $3.00 hourly raise after completing the internship experience.
        • After 6 months of tenure employees can work from home days a week
        • Interns will build expert skills in client relations which can lead to a role within our company in management or sales.


    Office Clerks
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway is designed to provide students an advanced level experience that will propel them into the 21st century business world as they serve in positions such as college interns, administrative assistants, graduate assistants, and office managers. Instruction includes areas of fundamental business procedures, human resource management, time management software, workstation management, travel planning, financial reporting, payroll, mail procedures, effective communication skills, and ethical decision-making skills.
    • Certifications: A*S*K: Fund. of Business Concepts, Microsoft Office
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Vincennes University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-9061.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We want you to join our team! We are a national corporation headquartered in Louisville. Our company manufactures and distributes textiles used by designers all over the world. As a valued member of our team you will assist accounts receivable, ensuring that customers pay their bills in a timely manner. We are a hard-working team but we love to have fun together. Apply today to join our work family!
      • Job Responsibilities:
        • Prepare invoices
        • Run reports on overdue accounts
        • Provide initial outreach to overdue clients
        • Prepare and disburse refunds
        • Create and maintain client databases
        • Review and organize data
        • Update billing cycle calendars
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Time management
        • Organizational skills
        • Attention to detail
        • Client relations and customer service
        • Basic accounting procedures
      • Qualifications: Applicant must have had a basic accounting course at the high school or college level. Applicants must pass a simple math test. Applicants should be proficient in Excel.
      • Compensation: $12.00/hour
      • Program Perks: All interns will have the opportunity to apply as co-op students during the fall and spring semesters. Interns will be assigned a company mentor and they will have weekly goal check-ins to discuss acclimation to the company and long-term goal setting.


    Administrative Assistants
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway is designed to provide students an advanced level experience that will propel them into the 21st century business world as they serve in positions such as college interns, administrative assistants, graduate assistants, and office managers. Instruction includes areas of fundamental business procedures, human resource management, time management software, workstation management, travel planning, financial reporting, payroll, mail procedures, effective communication skills, and ethical decision-making skills.
    • Certifications: A*S*K: Fund. of Business Concepts, Microsoft Office
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Job Corps, Prosser, Dale Carnegie Training, Ivy Tech, National College
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-6014.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a local staffing agency and our mission is to help employers hire the right people for the job. We work with job seekers and employers to match candidates to careers. Our employees make a difference in the lives of job seekers. If you are a people person, highly organized with a talent for attention to detail, we’d love to meet you.
      • Job Responsibilities:
        • Respond to customer voicemails and online inquiries
        • Connect customers to appropriate staff people
        • Schedule appointments for clients and support staff
        • Utilize technology to assist in communications- this includes, copying, printing and scanning in addition to managing online communications and newsletters
        • Coordinate job fair events with vendors such as venues, catering and event promotion consultants
        • Communicate services to community partners at events
        • Coordinate travel schedules for regional staff
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Time management
        • Communication- verbal and written
        • Customer relations
        • Organization and coordination
        • Multi-tasking
        • Working in a fast-paced environment
      • Qualifications: Candidates must be proficient at utilizing Microsoft systems.
      • Compensation: $8.50/hour
      • Program Perks: Our employees have the advantage of learning about a variety of career pathways and connecting with multiple employers during their time at our company. Interns will also have access to three professional development opportunities during their tenure. Excellent interns will be considered for full-time employment.


    Human Resource Specialist
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.
    • Certifications: A*S*K: Fund. Business Concepts
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech, Sullivan University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-3121.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Our company is one of the largest producers of shipping materials. We work with clients all over the world to design innovative packages and processes to ensure that their products arrive on time and intact. We value creativity, teamwork and critical problem-solving skills as they are essential to developing quality solutions for our customers. If you share these values-please apply today!
      • Job Responsibilities: Your roles as our HR intern is to bring a fresh perspective to our hiring processes and learn the basics of hiring procedures so that you are ready for your career upon graduation. We want to help you become the best HR professional you can be! Your responsibilities will include the following:
        • Review current job descriptions and make suggestions for updates
        • Conduct focus groups with recent hires on improving the hiring process
        • Research additional universities and training programs producing talent that meets our qualifications and skill needs
        • Research similar companies hiring practices, perks and benefits -make recommendations to changes to our processes
        • Engage in informal interviews with current staff to determine internal needs for ongoing training and development
        • Review and revise staff satisfaction measures
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas: All interns will engage in extensive research and informal internal audits. Interns will present a capstone project to suggest innovative changes to HR leadership. Leadership will vote on which plan to implement.
      • Qualifications: Interns must have reached junior year status in an HR related post-secondary program.
      • Compensation: $15.00/hour
      • Program Perks: The winner of our capstone project will receive a $500 gift card to their favorite clothing store- let us help you jump start your professional wardrobe!


Finance
    Insurance Sales Agents
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway prepares individuals to perform a wide variety of customer services in banks, insurance agencies, savings and loan companies, and related enterprises. Includes instruction in communications and public relations skills; business equipment operation; and technical skills applicable to the methods and operations of specific financial or insurance services.
    • Certifications: CUNA
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Bellarmine, Indiana University Southeast, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/41-3021.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a family owned insurance agency that provides a range of coverage plans including life, home, auto and disability. Our mission is to ensure that our clients are covered when they experience hardship and we pride ourselves on taking care of our clients like family. Insurance sales is a growing career. Start your future with us!
      • Job Responsibilities: As an insurance sales intern, our mission is to help you learn and explore this field to determine if it would be a good fit for your future career, We are committed to helping you gain valuable skills that can be used in any industry. A day in the life of our sales intern will include:
        • Learning about the world of insurance- You will engage in research and go on several shadows with our current agents.
        • Read case studies and recommend customized packages for these “clients”
        • Developing your sales pitch- We will assist you in designing pitches for each of our services. You will have the opportunity to receive authentic feedback from our trusted clients and your colleagues.
        • Assist staff with policyholder service requests such as claims and renewals.
        • Prospecting new sales opportunities- we want to see your creative side- what ideas do you have to increase our client base?
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Research & proposal writing
        • Critical thinking and problem solving
        • Interpersonal communication
        • Customer service
        • Financial literacy
        • Sales and marketing
      • Qualifications: Candidate must have a high level of reading comprehension. Critical thinking and attention to detail are part of our everyday lives in this field. Candidate must also have proficient technology skills.
      • Compensation: $13.00/hour
      • Program Perks: In this role you will spend a significant amount of time networking with other businesses and professionals. After completion of the internship program, outstanding candidates who wish to pursue a career in insurance sales will have the opportunity to apply for our apprentice program. And, every Friday we eat tacos!


    Accountants and Auditors
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway generally prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory; financial accounting; managerial accounting; cost accounting; budget control; tax accounting; legal aspects of accounting; auditing; reporting procedures; statement analysis; planning and consulting; business information systems; accounting research methods; professional standards and ethics; and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.
    • Certifications: A*S*K: Concepts of Finance; Microsoft Office
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Bellarmine University, Indiana University Southeast, Spalding University, Sullivan University, Transylvania University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2011.01

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Are you looking for an opportunity to jump start your career in Accounting and Finance? Our company is looking for you! Johnix provides business services to clients all over the world. We are a fortune 500 company and our mission is to provide our customers with the highest quality services. We are looking for smart driven people who want to achieve success! Our teams work hard, but we know how to celebrate and have fun too. Consider joining our work family!
      • Job Responsibilities: Each intern will be assigned to an industry support team. For example, you might be assigned to a Food and Beverage team. Your role is to provide a range of services and assistance to client managers. Daily tasks include:
        • Develop and maintain budgets
        • Create cost-estimate proposals for clients
        • Analyze financial records
        • Processing of accounts payable
        • Participate in monthly closing activities
        • Compile client forecasts
        • Assist in client-specific auditing processes
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Data organization and maintenance
        • Preparation of financial documents
        • Teamwork
        • Knowledge of their assigned industry
        • Critical thinking and detailed analysis
      • Qualifications: Interns must be in the second year of a relevant post-secondary program of study.
      • Compensation: $14.00/hour
      • Program Perks: We recognize that our career can be stressful and we prioritize work life balance. Our teams have weekly lunches together and we have bi-weekly socials. You will get a chance to connect with a lot of our employees and build relationships. Each intern will choose a mentor on their team after their third week at our company. AT the end of the 12 week internship, mentors will work with interns to develop a two year plan. We want to support you and see you succeed!


    Insurance Claims Clerks
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway prepares individuals to perform a wide variety of customer services in banks, insurance agencies, savings and loan companies, and related enterprises. Includes instruction in communications and public relations skills; business equipment operation; and technical skills applicable to the methods and operations of specific financial or insurance services.
    • Certifications: CUNA
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs:
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-9041.01

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a local company that handles medical claims processing for our areas largest healthcare providers. We work with clients and insurance providers to ensure that bills are paid in a timely manner. We pride ourselves on compassion and customer service. We are solutions oriented! We also pride ourselves on our fun, relaxed and unique work environment. We challenge you to find a company with a better snack situation than us! We love taking care of our employees. If you have great communication skills we would love to meet you!
      • Job Responsibilities: As an insurance claims intern you will assist a team of claims representatives with their daily tasks. These include the following:
        • Entering claims information into databases
        • Verifying insurance information with clients
        • Processing claims for payment
        • Compile documents for claims evidence and maintain appropriate electronic and physical files
        • Manage electronic and mail communications
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Data management
        • Attention to detail
        • Written and verbal comprehension and communication
        • Active listening and customer service
        • Collaborating with teams
        • Research and data analysis
      • Qualifications: High school diploma; Candidates must be proficient with technology. Candidates should be detail oriented and enjoy working with people. Experience working with people from other cultures is a plus!
      • Compensation: $8.75/hour
      • Program Perks: Excellent interns will be offered an interview for a full time position. Interns will have their choice of a welcome perk which could include: $150 Professional Clothing Stipend, $150 Lunch Stipend, Laptop stipend (company will provide you with a lap-top that you can keep!) or a transportation stipend (to be used for gas or public transit).


    Fundraisers
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway prepares individuals to perform a wide variety of customer services in banks, insurance agencies, savings and loan companies, and related enterprises. Includes instruction in communications and public relations skills; business equipment operation; and technical skills applicable to the methods and operations of specific financial or insurance services.
    • Certifications: CUNA
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Bellarmine University, Campbellsville University, Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech, Sullivan University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-1131.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a local non-profit that helps families get back on their feet when they experience hardships. We depend on generous donations from our community to offer our programs and services to our neighbors in need. Your role on our team will be to help us grow our portfolio of investors and ultimately help more people in our community. We offer services such as job coaching, mentorship, childcare, basic needs assistance and financial literacy classes. Families who reside in the neighborhoods we serve are welcome to come into our office anytime to receive our services. If you are a persuasive advocate and your personal passion is to help people in need, please apply today!
      • Job Responsibilities: Interns will assist the fund development team with a variety of tasks including the following:
        • Pledge collections
        • Development of marketing materials
        • Exploration of untapped donor markets and strategic planning
        • Shadowing outreach visits
        • Coordinating client testimonials and thank you letters
        • Organizing fundraising events such as trivia nights, kick-ball competitions and penny wars
        • Researching and identifying grant opportunities and new funding streams
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Sales
        • Relationship development
        • Verbal and written communication
        • Market research
        • Strategic planning
      • Qualifications: Interns must be at least 17. Interns should have strong communication skills and a can-do attitude.
      • Compensation: $9.00/hour
      • Program Perks: Interns will have the benefit of networking with some of our community’s most influential leaders.
Health Science
    Nursing (High School or Associates)
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway prepares individuals for admission to a professional program in nursing. This pathway focuses on caring for residents in a long-term care facility.
    • Certifications: Medicaid Nurse Aide State Exam, National Healthcare Association: Patient Care Technician, Healthcare Core NOCTI
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Bellarmine University, Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Spalding University, Sullivan University, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1141.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Southern Medical is the region’s largest healthcare provider. Our system is comprised of over 100 physicians offices and hospitals. We take pride in knowing that we offer the most comprehensive and compassionate patient care in the state. We are looking for talented individuals who are currently pursuing a career as an RN.
      • Job Responsibilities: Our nursing internship program is designed for students who have not yet reached the clinical level of study but intend to pursue their credentials as an RN and/or BSN. You will support our nursing teams with the following activities:
        • Participate in nursing reports and patient care plans
        • Assist residents with basic needs
        • Provide patient condition updates
        • Utilize technology systems to maintain records
        • Maintain clean and safe environments
        • Assists in patient transport
        • Performs other duties as assigned by nursing coordinator
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Patient care & customer service
        • Time management
        • Healthcare systems and processes
        • Development, evaluation and adjustment of patient care plans
        • Verbal and written comprehension
        • Critical thinking & decision-making
      • Qualifications: Applicants must have a current CNA license or be willing to participate in our corporate lead CNA training to qualify for this role. Applicants must also have a basic knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology. Customer service is imperative at our company. We can train you on the technical skills but you need to have a passion for working with people!
      • Compensation: $13.00/hour
      • Program Perks: Our internship is designed to provide you with relevant hands-on experience that will bring what you are learning in school to life. We want to support you on your pathway to becoming a nurse by providing this experience. Upon completion of your credential you will be considered for a full or part time position with Southern Medical. Our employees receive competitive benefits such as student loan forgiveness, generous vacation packages and top-tier healthcare benefits.


    Allied Health Roles (Technicians and Technologists)
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway is a general, introductory, undifferentiated, or joint pathway in health services occupations that prepares individuals for either entry into specialized training programs or for a variety of concentrations in the allied health area. Includes instruction in the basic sciences, research and clinical procedures, and aspects of the subject matter related to various health occupations.
    • Certifications: Healthcare Core NOCTI
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Spalding University, Sullivan University, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2099.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Southern Medical is the region’s largest healthcare provider. Our system is comprised of over 100 physicians offices and hospitals. We take pride in knowing that we offer the most comprehensive and compassionate patient care in the state. We are looking for talented individuals to support our patient care teams in the following technician and technologist roles: Clinical Medical Assisting, EKG Technicians, Phlebotomy Technician, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiography.
      • Job Responsibilities: Interns will be assigned a mentor in their allied health area of specialty. Job responsibilities include supporting your mentor and their teams in their daily duties including the following:
        • Prepare invoices
        • Maintenance of technology and testing set-up
        • Patient preparation & management during procedures
        • Compiling and maintaining patient charts
        • Data entry
        • Preparing post-procedure instructions
        • Patient transport
        • Assist in communications to emergency contacts as needed
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Customer service
        • Field specific technologies (operations and maintenance)
        • Maintaining detailed patient records
        • Gathering and presenting information
        • Written and verbal communication
      • Qualifications: Allied health interns must have recently completed or be currently enrolled in a high school or associates program in one of the fields mentioned above.
      • Compensation: $12.00/hour
      • Program Perks: Our internship is designed to provide you with relevant hands-on experience that will bring what you are learning in school to life. We want to support you on your pathway to becoming an Allied Health professional by providing this experience. Upon completion of your credential you will be considered for a full or part time position with Southern Medical. Our employees receive competitive benefits such as student loan forgiveness, generous vacation packages and top-tier healthcare benefits.


    Lab Technicians
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical facilities; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.
    • Certifications: BioTechnology NOCTI
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Jefferson Community and Technical College, Spalding University, Sullivan University, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2012.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Labtech is a leader in healthcare innovation and advancement. Our labs serve thousands of physicians offices and hospital systems in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee. Medical professionals from all over the region rely on Labtech to utilize our cutting-edge technology to perform life-saving tests and provide prompt and thorough results.
      • Job Responsibilities:
        • Utilization and maintenance of lab testing technologies
        • Collaborating to determine results as necessary
        • Tracking results in databases
        • Prepare and standardize samples for testing (pending mentor approval if intern has not yet earned key credentials)
        • Compile key patient information and background to prepare for results interpretations
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Critical thinking
        • Detailed visual and written analysis
        • Data management
        • Collaboration and teamwork
        • Proficiency in the use of advanced testing technologies
      • Qualifications: If you have completed a high school or associates lab technician program, or if you are entering your final year, we want to meet you! Lab techs must have a working knowledge of microscopes and automatic analyzers. High level reading comprehension and attention to detail are imperative for success in this role.
      • Compensation: $13.50/hour
      • Program Perks: All interns who successfully complete the program will be eligible for an interview for a full-time career at Labtech. Interns accepted into the program will receive a $150 lab tech start-up budget to assist you in the purchase of scrubs and comfortable footwear. Our company also invites interns to bi-weekly career building workshops. We want to be sure that all of our employees have the ability to grow within our company and beyond.


    Pharmacy Aids and Techs
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway prepares individuals, under the supervision of pharmacists, to prepare medications, provide medications and related assistance to patients, and manage pharmacy clinical and business operations. Includes instruction in medical and pharmaceutical terminology, principles of pharmacology and pharmaceutics, drug identification, pharmacy laboratory procedures, prescription interpretation, patient communication and education, safety procedures, record-keeping, measurement and testing techniques, pharmacy business operations, prescription preparation, logistics and dispensing operations, and applicable standards and regulations.
    • Certifications: ExCPT Pharmacy Certificate
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Sullivan University, Vincennes University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2052.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are one of the nation’s largest grocery store and pharmacy chains. Our customers are our top priority. We strive to create a shopping experience that makes you feel like family. We offer significant opportunities for advancement within our stores and we welcome you to apply to the team!
      • Job Responsibilities: Pharmacy technicians will support pharmacists to create an exceptional customer experience. Key job functions include the following:
        • Receive prescription requests and assess for accuracy
        • Provide support to customers
        • File required paperwork with insurance companies and physicians offices
        • Maintain stock
        • Prepare medications
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Customer service
        • Communication
        • Attention to detail
        • Problem solving skills
        • Insurance and medical billing processes
        • Data entry
      • Qualifications: Intern must hold a valid state certification. Candidates who are preparing for their certification will also be considered. Interns who intend to pursue a degree in Pharmacy will be supported as they continue their education.
      • Compensation: $9.50 hourly. Our company offers significant financial incentives commensurate with tenure and performance.
      • Program Perks: Tuition reimbursement, mentor program, substantial opportunities for advancement, quarterly customer survey bonuses.


    Medical Assisting/Secretaries or Medical Records and IT
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, pre-examination and examination assistance, and the administration of medications and first aid. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures.
    • Certifications: ExCPT Pharmacy Certificate
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community and Technical College, National college, Sullivan University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2071.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Southern Medical is the region’s largest healthcare provider. Our system is comprised of over 100 physicians offices and hospitals. We take pride in knowing that we offer the most comprehensive and compassionate patient care in the state. We are looking for talented individuals to support our offices as Medical Assistants and Office Administrators.
      • Job Responsibilities: Perform administrative duties including maintaining records, scheduling, patient communications, billing and coding. Candidates with credentials in medical assisting (or those wanting to pursue credentials) will also be trained on clinical tasks such as reporting vital signs, documenting medical histories and preparing patients for examination. Ideal candidates will have superb communication skills and provide outstanding patient care. We value compassion, teamwork and a strong work ethic in our colleagues.
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Patient care
        • Communication
        • Time management
        • Clerical tasks
        • Documentation and data management
        • Use of medical technology systems
      • Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and a desire to help others. Certification is a plus but we will train the right candidate.
      • Compensation: $12.00 hourly with increase to $14.50 after completion of internship program
      • Program Perks: Our internship is designed to provide you with relevant hands-on experience. We want to support you on your pathway to becoming a healthcare professional by providing this experience. All interns who successfully complete their internship program will be considered for full-time employment. Our employees receive competitive benefits such as student loan forgiveness, generous vacation packages and top-tier healthcare benefits.


Hospitality and Tourism
    Facilities Services
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Hospitality, Travel, Tourism and Recreation career pathway prepares individuals to provide services in the hospitality and leisure fields. Includes instruction in hospitality operations; customer sales; marketing techniques; assistance operations and techniques; basic office management; sports, recreation and equipment management; and food and beverage services. The Hospitality, Travel, Tourism and Recreation career pathway is a hybrid pathway that consists of courses within Family Consumer Sciences Education and Marketing Education. It blends two program areas to help students explore technical skills in the industry.
    • Certifications: Certified Hospitality/Tourism Management Professional
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Sullivan University, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/37-2011.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a top rated hotel in the heart of downtown Louisville. We pride ourselves on offering an incredible guest experience. Our employees have a wealth of opportunities to grow from within. By starting on our internship pathways, you will be given the tools to advance your career with us.
      • Job Responsibilities: As a facilities intern, you will support maintenance and housekeeping staff in daily activities and during special events. Our interns will learn the basics of hotel operations to prepare for a career in one of our region’s most important industries. Responsibilities include:
        • Coordination and maintenance of supplies and stock
        • Special event set-up and preparation
        • Conducting quality assurance checks & providing reports
        • Regularly monitor premises and report irregularities to maintenance team
        • Assist with deliveries
        • Log customer complaints and feedback forms
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Communication
        • Problem solving
        • Teamwork
        • Drafting reports
        • Multi-tasking
        • Time management
      • Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent.
      • Compensation: $9.00/hour
      • Program Perks: Interns will experience hotel operations from a variety of perspectives. Our hope is that successful interns will apply to transition to full-time employment within our company.


    Desk Clerks, Concierge, and Customer Services
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Hospitality, Travel, Tourism and Recreation career pathway prepares individuals to provide services in the hospitality and leisure fields. Includes instruction in hospitality operations; customer sales; marketing techniques; assistance operations and techniques; basic office management; sports, recreation and equipment management; and food and beverage services. The Hospitality, Travel, Tourism and Recreation career pathway is a hybrid pathway that consists of courses within Family Consumer Sciences Education and Marketing Education. It blends two program areas to help students explore technical skills in the industry.
    • Certifications: Certified Hospitality/Tourism Management Professional
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Sullivan University, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-4081.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a top rated hotel in the heart of downtown Louisville. We pride ourselves on offering an incredible guest experience. Our employees have a wealth of opportunities to grow from within. By starting on our internship pathways, you will be given the tools to advance your career with us.
      • Job Responsibilities: Customer service staff will assist customers with their needs. Key tasks include:
        • Provide a welcoming environment and greeting to all guests
        • Addressing customer concerns and inquiries
        • Locating information for customers
        • Processing payments
        • Communicating with team members to address customer needs
        • Make and confirm reservations using hotel software
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Customer service
        • Research (Community features for concierge)
        • Communications
        • Problem solving
        • Utilization of data management systems and software
        • Utilize point of sale systems
      • Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent.
      • Compensation: $9.00/hour
      • Program Perks: Interns will build important customer service skills during their internship. Our hope is that successful interns will apply to transition to full-time employment within our company.


    Food Preparation Services
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Culinary and Food Service Pathway addresses a skill set necessary for success in the culinary industry. The courses in this pathway will help students develop skills in early career ladder positions and promote continuing education at the post-secondary level preparing for careers associated with restaurants, institutional food service, hospitality, and catering, as well as food and beverage operations.
    • Certifications: ProStart IC / Serv Safe Manager
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Jefferson Community and Technical College, Sullivan University, Vincennes University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/35-1011.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a local, family-owned catering company. We have experienced tremendous growth in the past year and we continue to expand. We are looking for talented young cooks to join our team and help us build our brand. We focus on the whole event experience with the culinary component serving as the focal point of the event.
      • Job Responsibilities: Interns will support the event planning and execution processes. Interns will work with head-chefs to design and carry out specialized menus for each event. Core tasks include the following:
        • Designing culinary experiences
        • Sampling and providing feedback on products
        • Pricing products
        • Offering menu adjustments based on client feedback
        • Presenting menu concepts to clients
        • Assisting in the preparation of food
        • Maintaining facilities and proper food storage
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Menu design
        • Execution of new cooking techniques
        • Knowledge of cuisines and industry trends
        • Time management
        • Teamwork
        • Budgeting
        • Client relations
      • Qualifications: 1-2 years experience cooking. Interns pursuing careers in culinary will be given priority.
      • Compensation: $13.00/hour
      • Program Perks: All interns will be assigned a head chef as a mentor. Interns will be matched with chefs based on compatibility and personality. Chefs will support interns in acquiring skills and planning for their future in the culinary industry. Interns also get to participate in our Culinary World Tour program. Join our staff every Monday as we experience new cuisines and concepts. This program will expand your knowledge, taste buds and builds a strong community within our work family!


    Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Hospitality, Travel, Tourism and Recreation career pathway prepares individuals to provide services in the hospitality and leisure fields. Includes instruction in hospitality operations; customer sales; marketing techniques; assistance operations and techniques; basic office management; sports, recreation and equipment management; and food and beverage services. The Hospitality, Travel, Tourism and Recreation career pathway is a hybrid pathway that consists of courses within Family Consumer Sciences Education and Marketing Education. It blends two program areas to help students explore technical skills in the industry.
    • Certifications: Certified Hospitality/Tourism Management Professional
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Sullivan University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-1121.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a family-owned and operated event management company and we throw the best parties in town! We work with a variety of clients, from corporate events to weddings, we plan, coordinate and execute five star events. At our company we love to have fun, but we work hard and get the job done! We are looking for creative, outside the box thinkers to join our team and assist us in designing experiences that our clients will never forget!
      • Job Responsibilities: Interns will perform the following tasks and assist team members as needed:
        • Pricing of venues, catering, floral services and other event needs
        • Create quotes and sample packages for clients
        • Visit new venues and take photos/write venue descriptions
        • Coordinate pick up and drop offs for events
        • Assist with customer envisioning processes
        • Collect vendor invoices
        • Capture event content for social media channels
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Communication
        • Coordination of schedules for complex events
        • Problem solving skills
        • Experience with sometimes stressful high-paced work environment
        • Research
        • Sales
      • Qualifications: Interns must be tech savvy. We use a variety of systems and platforms to manage events. Interns should be excellent communicators and collaborators. Interns must also enjoy the creative process and working with a team to execute projects.
      • Compensation: $10.00/hour
      • Program Perks: Interns will build an event portfolio using the content they capture for social media. Our leadership team is committed to assisting interns in their job search if they are ready for full time work and performed at or above expectations during their time with our company. As a bonus, our interns will get to experience a variety of amazing events.


    Guest Experience Specialist
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Hospitality, Travel, Tourism and Recreation career pathway prepares individuals to provide services in the hospitality and leisure fields. Includes instruction in hospitality operations; customer sales; marketing techniques; assistance operations and techniques; basic office management; sports, recreation and equipment management; and food and beverage services. The Hospitality, Travel, Tourism and Recreation career pathway is a hybrid pathway that consists of courses within Family Consumer Sciences Education and Marketing Education. It blends two program areas to help students explore technical skills in the industry.
    • Certifications: Certified Hospitality/Tourism Management Professional
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Sullivan University, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/39-3031.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a state of the art recreation facility serving the greater Louisville community. Our members have access to a variety of amenities and social events including a state of the art waterpark, sporting facilities, fitness equipment, an arcade and childcare facility.
      • Job Responsibilities: Our guest experience team is responsible for operating and maintaining all facilities features and addressing member’s concerns as needed. Daily tasks include the following activities:
        • Build relationships with members- get to know them personally to provide exceptional customer service
        • Coordinating maintenance as needed
        • Interact with guests to ensure they are having a great experience
        • Discuss membership benefits with guest
        • Provide information on activities and social events
        • Coordinate schedules with athletic trainers and coaches
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Customer service
        • Communication
        • Problem Solving
        • Attention to detail
      • Qualifications:Applicants must be 16 years of age or older and have reliable transportation.
      • Compensation: $9.00/hour
      • Program Perks: All interns will receive free club membership during the duration of their internship. Interns who excel at building client relationships will be eligible to interview for full-time or part-time positions on our events and sales teams.
Information Technology
    Software Developers
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Computer Programming pathway courses will prepare students to design and create apps, as well as troubleshoot the latest programming languages used in industry. It is suggested that students complete the pathway with the four following courses: Computer Literacy, Computational Thinking, along with targeted courses for specific programming language(s) or Project-Based Programming as capstones. Upon completion of this career pathway, students will be prepared for an entry level position in the IT field or continue their education in computer programming.
    • Certifications: Microsoft Technology Associate,-Certiport Digital Literacy IC3, Adobe Dreamweaver, MTA: Intro to Programming Using HTML and CSS
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: University of Kentucky, University of Louisville
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1133.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Our company has a portfolio of thousands of companies in the health and wellness sector. We work with clients to customize consumer-facing applications. For example, we may work with a chain of fitness studios to create applications to track activity, measure progress and offer point of sale features. We work in teams to design, develop and troubleshoot key issues to produce quality applications within fast-paced deadlines.
      • Job Responsibilities: Software developer interns will assist expert teams as they design mobile applications and operating software. Most interns will be placed on applications teams, however, high skilled, highly qualified interns may assist in developing operating systems software. Key responsibilities include:
        • Participate in daily scrum debriefs
        • Implement, test and monitor adaptations and adjustments
        • Assist developers in the bug-tracking process
        • Conduct user focus groups and provide reports on outcomes and suggested changes
        • Research industry-specific technology innovations
        • Provide recommendations to specific applications based on research findings
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Critical thinking
        • Active listening
        • Collaboration
        • Agile methodology
        • Problem solving
        • Customer and client research and relationship building
      • Qualifications: Interns at the high school (senior) and college level will be considered. Interns must have knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, Web Standards, the DOM, cross-browser & cross-platform HTML.
      • Compensation: $19.00/hour
      • Program Perks: All interns will work with mentors to develop a career plan. We want to make sure that interns leave our program with the tools to become successful developers. Interns will work in teams to design an application concept based on an existing industry need. Interns will create a portfolio of this project that they can take with them to demonstrate their expertise and experience.


    IT Support
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Information Support and Services pathway focuses on the design of computing systems. The courses include instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, and telecommunications.
    • Certifications: Certiport IC3, Help Desk
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Northern Kentucky University, Sullivan University, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1151.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Our company provides technical services to support financial transactions for more than $5,000 restaurants across the country. Restaurant leadership accesses our IT help desk to troubleshoot technical issues. Customer service, problem solving skills and thinking quickly on your feet are key to success at our company. Do you enjoy working with technology, critical thinking and a fast-paced work environment? We’d love to meet you!
      • Job Responsibilities: IT Support Specialist Interns will gain first-hand experience in managing client accounts. During the first two weeks of the programs, interns will develop key skills and technical competencies related to our systems. Over the next 6 weeks interns will manage customer support requests. All interns will have access to a dedicated intern manager who will assist when issues do not have clear solutions. Daily tasks include:
        • Provide technical support to clients
        • Diagnose issues
        • Maintain records of client interactions
        • Coordinate requires services with technical support teams
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Customer service skills
        • Problem solving skills
        • Technology expertise
        • Verbal and written communication
        • Data entry and management
        • Decision making
      • Qualifications: Interns must have confidence in understanding technology and be willing to learn and develop expertise in new systems and platforms. Interns should have experience in user query software and operating system software.
      • Compensation: $12.50/hour
      • Program Perks: All clients will provide feedback surveys. The intern with the highest survey ratings at the end of the 8 week internship will receive a $500 scholarship. All interns who meet expectations will have the opportunity to interview for full or part-time positions.


    Cybersecurity
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Cyber Engineering pathway is a blend of programming, cyber security, and hardware engineering disciplines. Students will learn to research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components. The National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) courses in the pathway use project-driven, application-based curricula that engage students at the secondary level. The curriculum provides the teacher with a rigorous program that showcases a systems-level understanding of real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The courses provide a hands-on, context based approach that empowers teachers to prepare students to become the next generation of engineers and cyber professionals. The coursework explores topics such as robotics, electricity, and security concerns in today’s digital society.

        The Network Security pathway will help students be able to properly design and install and wired LAN, including all network devices, physically connect servers and desktop computers, properly design and install a wireless LAN including all network devices, and make physical LAN connections for servers and desktop computers, integrate the Wireless LAN with wired LAN and work within the ethical and professional parameters in the Computer Networking profession. Students will be a team member, learn new network administration support skills and upgrade existing computer information system skills.

    • Certifications: CompTIA Strata, CompTIA A+ CompTIA IT Fundamentals, MTA: Security Fundamentals
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Northern Kentucky University, Sullivan University, University of Louisville, Vincennes University, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1122.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Our company was rated one of the top 20 places to work in 2019! We provide data analytics for some of the biggest businesses in the United States. We deal with sensitive data, including personal information and classified contracts. Because of the nature of our work, we required skilled cyber security and network specialist who help ensure that we can provide innovative client services in a secure and minimal risk environment. We have an amazing office space, our company culture makes us a family and we offer flexible work hours. Apply today to join our team!
      • Job Responsibilities: System security interns will work with our cyber defense team to ensure that our clients’ data is safe and analytics are conducted in a secure environment. Interns will support daily operations including the following:
        • Monitor virus reports
        • Encrypt files
        • Assist team in responding to issues
        • Test system operations
        • Support team in risk assessments and vulnerability scanning
        • Maintain reports of risk incidents
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Critical thinking
        • Problem solving
        • Attention to detail
        • Data analytics
        • Written communication
        • Data management
      • Qualifications: Familiarity with cybersecurity systems and practices. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux/Unix system administration and security controls
      • Compensation: $14.00/hour
      • Program Perks: Successful interns will be considered for co-op and apprenticeship programs. Interns also receive a weekly food stipend.


    Web Developers & Administrators
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Web Development/Administration pathway involves creating, designing, and producing interactive multimedia products and services. This will include development of digitally-generated or computer-enhanced media, and the adherence to web standards, as used in business, training, communications and marketing. Organizations of all types and sizes use digital media, web pages, and websites to communicate with existing and potential customers, to track transactions, and to collaborate with colleagues. This pathway will prepare students to enter the workforce ready to participate as leaders in a broad range of careers and further their education.
    • Certifications: CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Adobe Dreamweaver
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Sullivan
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1134.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We want you to join our team! We are a full service creative agency specializing in website design, development and administration. We also assist clients with marketing campaigns, application development and strategic communications. If you are a creative spirit who loves to help people bring their ideas to life, our company could be the right fit for you!
      • Job Responsibilities: As a web developer and administrator intern, you will work with our design team to assist in bringing our projects to life. During your 12 weeks with us, you will work in-depth on one development project. You will also assist as needed on various administrative projects. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the client support process and our agile workflow. We work as a team to meet milestones during work sprints. Join us in client meetings, help us envision the end-product and let your creative juices flow as we bring a website to life! Daily activities will include:
        • Writing code to support page applications/functionality
        • Back-up files
        • Create whiteboard samples for clients
        • Maintain current client websites
        • Update content
        • Troubleshoot technical issues
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Teamwork & Collaboration
        • Building client relationships
        • Customer service
        • Creative visioning
        • Code writing
        • Data management
        • Cloud systems
      • Qualifications: Experience with front and back end programming; experience using WordPress or Google suites is a plus.
      • Compensation: $18.00 hourly
      • Program Perks: Interns will build a portfolio over their time with us. We will offer feedback on the portfolio in a mock interview process at the end of the internship. Interns will also accompany staff on all client meetings, giving them the opportunity to build important experience and skills.
Manufacturing
    Assemblers and Fabricators
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, development, and implementation of automated and robotic systems. The pathway includes instruction in materials science and engineering, manufacturing processes, process engineering, assembly and product engineering, robotic systems design, and manufacturing competitiveness. Automation Engineers plan the practices of manufacturing by researching and developing tools, processes, machines, and equipment to integrate the facilities and systems for producing quality products with the optimal expenditure of capital.

        Mechanical designers have a working knowledge of mechanical parts, as well as computer-aided design (CAD) software, such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks. Mechanical designers work with project managers, engineers, and clients to understand the needs and requirements for a new product or mechanical system. Once materials and specifications have been determined, designers begin using CAD software to plan and develop models.

    • Certifications: Certified Production Technician, Foundational Planning, Autodesk Certified User
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Sullivan University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3029.09

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We design, develop and build furniture and home decor. Our products are sold in stores worldwide. We guarantee that you have seen our products. Imagine the feeling when you walk into a friend’s home and see an amazing piece of furniture and you can think “I helped bring that to life!” We believe that our team’s creativity is invaluable. Without our staff, we could never bring beautiful creations to life! Do you love working with your hands? Do you have an eye for detail? Does your creative side shine? If you we’d love to have you on our team!
      • Job Responsibilities: Assembly and CAD interns will experience the manufacturing process from start to finish during their internship. We believe that our assemblers must understand the design process and our designers must know the assembly and production process. Our internship program is built to lay a foundation for success in the manufacturing industry. As an Assembly or CAD intern, you will shadow multiple teammates during the course of 12 weeks. You will spend time learning about their role, and assisting them in their production and design tasks. Daily responsibilities include the following:
        • Inspect and verify safety equipment and procedures
        • Conduct routine equipment checks
        • Monitor production processes and record data
        • Inspect finished products for quality
        • Read blueprints and advise on production processes
        • Utilize CAD technologies to develop blueprints
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Build experience utilizing CAD
        • Process improvement
        • Teamwork
        • Problem solving
        • Attention to detail
        • Time management
        • Use of advanced technologies and machinery
      • Qualifications: Interns must have two years of manufacturing and/or design coursework at the college or high school level. Applicants will be trained on CAD but familiarity is a plus.
      • Compensation: $12.00/hour
      • Program Perks: Interns who successfully complete the internship program will be considered for a semester or year-long co-op opportunity. Each intern will be assigned a mentor to assist them in building relevant skills during their experience. Before completing the internship, mentors will advise interns on building their resume to showcase the skills they learned. Interns also have access to Free Lunch Fridays. Every Friday our teams eat together in the state of the art, super relaxing break room. If you like tacos and teamwork you’ll love our internship program!


    Machinist
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • Machine operators are responsible for producing precision machined parts. They measure parts with precision tools in order to make sure certain parts meet predetermined quality and cosmetic standards. When parts have passed inspection, the parts go on to the next phase of production. Machine operators are expected to meet production quotas. The level of documentation required varies, depending on the degree of precision needed for the finished product. Machine operators also need to keep track of the number of units that are scrapped due to various errors.
    • Certifications: NIMS – Measurement, Materials, and Safety, NIMS – Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout, NIMS – Drill press
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community and Technical College
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4041.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We design and produce machine tool parts for customers all over the country. Our clients rely on our expert machinist to provide quality parts when they need them. We value strong work ethic and we are looking for teammates who are excited about a hands-on career in a fast-paced environment. We also value friendly competition- if you love looking back at the end of your day and feeling proud of how much you accomplished, we think you’d be a great fit for our company.
      • Job Responsibilities: Machinist interns will assist expert staff in the design and fabrication of parts. Interns will be instrumental in supporting associates with safety protocol, machine maintenance and quality assurance. Daily tasks will include the following:
        • Assisting with measurements and calculating dimensions
        • Placing parts in machines and performing operations
        • Monitoring products to ensure they meet specifications
        • Plans stock inventory
        • Support associates in developing project timelines
        • Maintain mill and lathes
        • Provide feedback on malfunctions and troubleshoot as needed
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Attention to detail
        • Time management
        • Quality assurance
        • Active listening
        • Coordination and collaboration
        • Use of machinery to create precision parts
        • Applied mathematics
      • Qualifications: Mechanical aptitude and desire to work with your hands. Basic knowledge of tools and measurements.
      • Compensation: $13.00/hour
      • Program Perks: We hope that our interns can see a future at our company. Our goal is to help interns begin building the skills they need for a career as a machinist. Interns who are interested in continuing with us will have the opportunity to interview for full-time positions or our apprenticeship program.


    Electrical Engineering & Electrical Technicians
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical, electronic related systems and their components. Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, electrical controls, instrumentation, HMI Interfaces, PLCs, industrial controls, and power generation equipment. Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, including broadcast and communications systems, such as portable music players and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.
    • Certifications: OSHA10, NCCER Core, NCCER Level 1
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community and Technical College, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Western Kentucky University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-2071.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Our company designs and installs technological innovations for commercial buildings and homes. We are a team of talented engineers and electricians who work together to build the most advanced products on the market and install them quickly and efficiently. We pride ourselves on our fun and productive work environment. If you enjoy working in a team environment, staying busy and challenging yourself, please apply today.
      • Job Responsibilities: Electrical Engineering and Technical Interns will experience a deep dive into our industry and support associates in their daily work. Interns will complete the program with invaluable experience in all aspects of design, build and installation processes. Key job functions will include the following:
        • Utilize CAD software to assist in design process>/li>
        • Prepare technical drawings and installation instructions
        • Participate in test processes to ensure code compliance
        • Engage in troubleshooting to isolate errors
        • Accompany technician teams to worksites to develop installation plans, budget and timelines
        • Maintain and repair existing equipment
        • Document code issues
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Complex problem solving
        • Teamwork
        • Communication
        • Use of technical tools (instillation) and software (design)
        • Data analysis
      • Qualifications: Interns must have completed two semesters worth of coursework in the electrical field (technical or engineering). Interns should be willing to adapt to new technologies, softwares and tools. A willingness to learn will get you far in this role!
      • Compensation: $17.00/hour
      • Program Perks: All interns will be matched with a company mentor during the duration of the program. Mentors will work with interns on developing key skills, resumes, job search skills and interviewing tips. Interns will also have biweekly team building activities such as baseball game night, an arcade outing, bowling and a taco party. We want to celebrate you while you are with us!


    Mechanical Engineering
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems for specific uses including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems. Mechanical Engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices including tools, engines, and machines.
    • Certifications: Foundational Planning, Autodesk Certified User, REC: Fundamentals of Engineering, REC: Pre-Engineering
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs:
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-2141.00

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Our company designs the most innovative technologies in the manufacturing industry. We work with a variety of clients to develop machinery that streamlines their work process for optimal quality and productivity. Because we work with a diverse portfolio of clients, our employees have the opportunity to learn about many different production methodologies. We believe that our job opportunities offer the opportunity to develop a wide scope of experience.
      • Job Responsibilities: Interns will experience a wide range of key functions within our company. Daily tasks will include:
        • Design, develop and debug mechanical technologies
        • Research technical issues
        • Prepare CAD drawings
        • Perform stress analysis
        • Read and interpret blueprints
        • Work with engineering teams to develop technical manuals and operating instructions
        • Create parts lists
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Problem solving skills
        • CAD & Analytical software use
        • Communication
        • Teamwork
        • Data analysis
        • Written materials development
      • Qualifications: Familiarity with basic engineering principles and tools (such as Excel, Matlab, etc.).Experience with robotics and/or electromechanical designs
      • Compensation: $15.00 hourly
      • Program Perks: Our interns will be provided with a checklist of fundamental skills and experiences that we will help them build. Interns will also be divided into learning communities. Each community will be assigned a project-based learning activity. We will give you a complex industry problem and see how well you can solve the issue as a team. The winning team will receive $300 amazon gift cards.


    Welders
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • Welding Maintenance Technicians layout, fabricate, set up and weld metals in all positions. Welding Technicians must operate all types of welding equipment and apply safety first and comply with all OSHA guidelines and regulations. They read blueprints, apply mechanical skills, calculate shop mathematics and know the metal properties to perform welding procedures to meet industry specifications. Additional skills that enhance employability opportunities are diagnosing operating machinery or equipment to correct machine malfunction and determine need for adjustment or repair.
    • Certifications: 2-F (AWS) Welding
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community & Technical College, Knight School of Welding
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4121.06

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Our company assembles a wide range of plastic and metal parts for clients in the HVAC and plumbing and electrical industries. Our customers depend on quality parts to ensure that they can do their job safely and correctly. We pride ourselves on precision and attention to detail. If you enjoy the gratifying feeling of building things, a lucrative career in welding might be a great fit for you! We are looking for candidates who are ready to learn and start a successful career journey.
      • Job Responsibilities: Welding interns will work with experienced professionals to learn fundamental skills. Interns will assist with a variety of projects and perform welds under the guidance and supervision of mentors. Daily activities can include the following tasks:
        • Read prints, select materials and pull stock
        • Position weld set ups and fit pipes
        • Assist in maintaining the worksite
        • Gather project materials and prepare stations for jobs
        • Perform simple welds under direction of mentor
        • Examine finished products for defects
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Use of welding tools and knowledge of various techniques
        • Safety and shop maintenance
        • Attention to detail
        • Problem solving
        • Experience in measurements
        • Communication
        • Blueprint reading
      • Qualifications: Must be able to do simple math, read a tape measure and have high attention to detail. Please note that this position requires standing for long periods of time and lifting up to 50 lbs on occasion.
      • Compensation: $14.00 hourly with increase to $14.50 after completion of internship program
      • Program Perks: Successful interns will qualify for an interview in our pain apprenticeship. We want to help you on your pathway! Welding is in high demand and we need motivated young people to join our team. All interns will receive company lunch perks including a $150 dollar prepaid lunch card.
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
    Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This is a program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. It includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air conditioning systems.
    • Certifications: ASE: Student Certification Maintenance and Light Repair
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Jefferson Community and Technical College, Vincennes University
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/49-3023.01

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a full-service luxury vehicle dealership. We provide onsite maintenance and repairs and we are looking for talented teammates. Our internship program is designed to help us identify candidates for full-time positions in our apprenticeship training program. If you enjoy working with your hands, solving problems and interacting with customers, this could be the job for you!
      • Job Responsibilities: Automotive interns will assist teams with a variety of duties to ensure timely completion of jobs and smooth workflow. Tasks will include:
        • Run diagnostics tests and provide verbal reports to managers
        • Prepare tools and stock parts for repairs
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        • Assist in repairs with supervisor support
        • Compare prices and place orders for out of stock or specialty parts
        • Communicate issues and repair options to customers
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Mechanical knowledge
        • Use of diagnostic technology
        • Teamwork
        • Customer service
        • Communication
        • Critical thinking
      • Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. We prefer that candidates have experience in automotive coursework or relevant experience.
      • Compensation: $13.00/hour
      • Program Perks: Candidates who complete the internship program and are hired through the apprenticeship program will receive a toolbox and workwear bonus of $750.


    Transportation, Storage and Distribution Clerks
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • The Administrative Support pathway is designed to provide students an advanced level experience that will propel them into the 21st century business world as they serve in positions such as college interns, administrative assistants, graduate assistants, and office managers. Instruction includes areas of fundamental business procedures, human resource management, time management software, workstation management, travel planning, financial reporting, payroll, mail procedures, effective communication skills, and ethical decision-making skills.

        The Heavy Equipment Sciences program will prepare students for construction building jobs, infrastructures projects (roads, bridges, and ports, otherwise called non-building construction), and in mining and timber operations. A trained and experienced equipment operator provides necessary skills for any project that requires moving and transporting heavy materials or that demands any kind of earthmoving.

    • Certifications: A*S*K: Fund. of Business Concepts, Microsoft Office, NCCER
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Northern Kentucky University, Sullivan University, University of Louisville
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/43-5081.03

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: We are a major packaging company providing innovative methods of rapid distribution. We specialize in the rapid movement of goods and without us, many businesses would be stalled! Our company helps make the global economy move. We offer packing, storage and distribution services to clients in the manufacturing, technology and healthcare industries. We are experts at ensuring that fragile and costly products are delivered safely and on time. We are looking for students who would like to learn more about the growing and extremely important logistics industry. Our entry level internships allow you to begin learning the building blocks of the industry. We hope to inspire an interest in this profession and provide you with opportunities to grow with our company!
      • Job Responsibilities: Clerks will work alongside supply chain managers to ensure timely delivery of services. Daily tasks include the following:
        • Locate packaging materials & products
        • Prepare orders for shipment
        • Maintain shipment records
        • Examine products and packaging for quality assurance
        • Receive and count items
        • Store items in appropriate areas
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Attention to detail
        • Time management
        • Quality Assurance
        • Maintaining records
        • Organization
      • Qualifications: Applicants must be 16 or older. This position requires standing for long periods of time and lifting objects up to 50 lbs.
      • Compensation: $11.50 hourly with an end of internship bonus of $300
      • Program Perks: Each intern will be assigned a mentor from our leadership team who will assist in exploring a career in our field. Our goal is to grow our employees and promote from within. We love to give interns the opportunity to explore the pathways for advance in the logistics industry such as sales, finance, supply chain management, process improvement, marketing and many others.


    Supply Chain Experts
    • High School Level: Kentucky Department of Education Curriculum:
      • This pathway focuses on the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages in various media intended to promote and sell products, services, and brands; and that prepares individuals to function as advertising assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in advertising theory; marketing strategy; advertising design and production methods; campaign methods and techniques; media management; related principles of business management; and applicable technical and equipment skills.
    • Certifications: A*S*K – Fund. Marketing Concepts, Microsoft Office
    • Local Post-Secondary & Technical Training Programs: Ivy Tech, Northern Kentucky University, Sullivan University, University of Louisville
    • More Career Information: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9199.04

    • Sample Job Description:
      • About us: Our company produces key ingredients for several large food corporations. Our ingredients form the basis for so many delicious recipes around the world! At our distribution center we receive and sort products and distribute them to our global clients. As our supply chain expert, you’ll be an essential component to our success. We pride ourselves on our rapid response delivery system. If you enjoy working as a team, are highly organized and enjoy building relationships with people, please apply today!
      • Job Responsibilities: Supply chain interns are responsible for assisting managers in managing stock, processing orders, facilitating strong supplier and client relationships and improving processes. Daily activities include the following:
        • Coordinate staffing scheduled based on client orders
        • Conduct stock inventory and determine product needs and availability
        • Estimate delivery timelines on international products
        • Prepare customs documents for international orders
        • Compare transportation providers
        • Monitor performance metrics
        • Research suppliers and provide price comparisons
        • Accompany senior staff on client meetings
        • Investigate and suggest solutions for process improvement
      • Our interns will build their skills in the following areas:
        • Attention to detail
        • Time management
        • Strategic thinking
        • Process improvement
        • Research and development
        • Interpersonal relationships
      • Qualifications: High school or college applicants must have experience in business administration coursework. We prefer if candidates have some experience in a retail role. Candidates should have interest in pursuing a career or credential in business. Attention to detail and time management are a must!
      • Compensation: $12.00/hour
      • Program Perks: All interns will do a deep dive into process improvement. In teams of two, you’ll be assigned an internal process to audit. You’ll provide recommendations for modifications in a presentation to staff. Staff will vote on the best proposal based on ROI. The winning team will each receive a $500 scholarship.