May 26, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University’s Hart Career Center has received an Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education to support internship opportunities for IWU students who are Illinois residents.
The program provides grants to both public and independent colleges and universities and is designed to enhance public-private sector partnerships, expand internship opportunities, reduce student reliance on loans, encourage permanent employment of Illinois graduates in Illinois, and provide links between academic programs and employment.
The $27,741 grant to Illinois Wesleyan will provide partial funding for salaries for at least 20 interns at 10 community partners at the Bloomington area, according to Laurie Diekhoff, associate director for career engagement at the Hart Career Center.
“The internship experiences provided through the annual funding of this grant over the past decade have helped Illinois Wesleyan students gain valuable career experience while contributing their talents to our community workforce,” said Diekhoff.