Georgia Department of Labor offers internships

The Georgia Department of Labor is offering summer internships for about 80 college students.

Interns will work with staff in the department's career centers and vocational rehabilitation offices throughout Georgia, including the department's central office in downtown Atlanta.

They will work 25 hours per week for seven weeks between June 2 and August 2. They will be paid semi-monthly, with the chance to make up to $1,225 for the summer.

The program is open primarily to college sophomores, juniors and senior currently enrolled in or accepted to a college, university or technical college in Georgia. Georgia residents enrolled in school in another state are also welcome to apply.

Students who wish to receive school credit for the internship must make arrangements with their school.

The selection process is based on a student's interests, area of expertise that will be enhanced by their work with the labor department, maturity level and access to a department office in the state. Whenever possible, the selected interns will be allowed to pick an office where they will work.

Those interested can obtain an application at any office of the Georgia Department of Labor or at www.dol.state.ga.us. They can also write to Annie Hughley, Georgia Department of Labor, Marketing and Community Relations, Suite 600, 148 Andrew Young International Blvd., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303-1751.

In addition to the application, applicants must submit a one-page essay. They may also have to interview with a department staff member.

The deadline is April 16. Mail applications to Annie Hughley at the aforementioned address or fax it to her at 404-656-2683.

Students will find out if they have been selected via mail by May 25.

For more information, call the local Georgia Department of Labor at 706-649-7423.