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March 03, 2016 : Fairfield County Companies and Non-Profit Agencies Eligible for Paid Interns through OUL


Ohio University Lancaster is hosting an internship information meeting, Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Brasee Hall 411 for any employer interested in becoming an internship partner. Companies and non-profit organizations throughout Fairfield County can benefit from this pool of educated and skilled labor at no cost to them for the first year.


hiring“Paid internships benefit students, colleges and employers,” said Richard D. George, Great Lakes President and Chief Executive Officer. “Students gain meaningful workplace skills and are more likely to earn degrees and use their internship experiences to help secure good jobs upon graduation. Colleges will see increased completion and job placement rates, and employers gain a pipeline to fresh talent. It’s a win-win-win.”


Ohio University Lancaster was recently awarded a three-year, $448,478 Career Ready Internship Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. An anticipated 195 new paid internships will be created during the 2015-2018 academic years. Ohio University is one of 33 colleges and universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin that received a combined $12 million in Great Lakes grants to make internships more equitable for their students with financial need.


“With this three-year Career Ready Internship grant, Ohio University-Lancaster can provide training for students in developing specific skill sets and customizing project plan templates that organizations can use to place students into project-based internships that will also include measurable returns for the partner organization,” said Brian Hoyt, Professor of Management.


For more information on the internship program or the information meeting, contact Hoyt at


Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates was established as a nonprofit group focused on a single objective: helping students nationwide prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education and student loan repayment. As a leading student loan guarantor and servicer, Great Lakes has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to provide assistance and repayment planning to more than 8 million borrowers—as well as assistance to colleges and lenders nationwide. The group’s earnings support one of the largest and most respected education philanthropy programs in the country. Since 2006, Great Lakes has committed nearly $154 million in grant funding to promote higher education access and completion for students of color, low-income students, and first-generation students. For additional information, visit


Over 2,500 traditional and nontraditional students enroll each semester in associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs at Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center. For additional information, visit