The Department of Labor (D.O.L.) is now accepting applications for its long-standing Labor Investing For Tomorrow (LIFT) summer internship program, the department’s acting Commissioner-designee, Gary Molloy has announced.
Now in its 30th year, the LIFT program continues to provide college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with meaningful work/internship experience in their chosen career field. Interns can gain college credits, acquire hands on–training, and the opportunity to network with professionals in their respective careers.
LIFT interns will be paid $12 per hour, based on number of years in school, the D.O.L. release said. Participants will work 35 hours weekly for approximately 6-8weeks. All LIFT interns will be required to participate in a special project, a mentorship initiative, and community service activities. Additionally, all participants in the programs are provided with life skills management and career orientation workshops, workplace preparation skills, and Occupational Safety & Health Regulation (OSHA) training.
Eligibility criteria are as follows: Interns must presently be a college junior, senior or a graduate student; must have a minimum GPA of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale; and must be between the ages of 18 –25. Application deadline is March 22, 2019.
Interested juniors, seniors or graduate students must complete the LIFT application, which can be downloaded here. A completed application, transcripts and required essay should be submitted to [email protected] by March 22, 2019, the release said.