Intern support: positioned for continued growth with receipt of new support.

Author:Jones, Larry

September was a big month for the Intern In Michigan program. In addition to reaching new user peaks of more than 5,000 students and 500 employers on its Web site, the program received a big boost in financial and strategic support.

Earlier in the month. Intern In Michigan was awarded a $1.2 million grant from the west Michigan based, W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant, which will provide funding through 2012, will be utilized to expand across the state and further the commitment and coordinated strategy of the Detroit Regional Chamber and its key partners to attract and retain Michigan's youngest and brightest talent.


The funding, which the program began receiving in September, will be utilized to support Intern In Michigan program activities and expenses associated with expanding participation, access and utilization of a single Internship database across Michigan. Initial funding for the program was provided through grants received from the U.S. Department of Labor's Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) program and the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan (NEI).

Along with the grant funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, September also marked the addition of two new partnership agreements that will further expand Intern In Michigan as a collaborative statewide initiative and bolster the program's presence in Upper and...

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