Tallahassee Community College
Big Bend SHRM has partnered with Tallahassee Community College for their Internship Program. These internships are at NO COST to participating companies. The students are seeking opportunities to gain experience in their field of study, determine and interest in a career path and earn credits towards graduation.
TCC interns work in a temporary position with an emphasis on education and experience versus employment. Interns range in age from young adults to adults who may be seeking new career skills. Often, internships pave the way to employment opportunities including part-time and full-time paid positions.
The TCC Internship Program works with students in many different areas of study. Before securing an internship, students are screened before sending them out into the field. The process begins with an overview about the program and its expectations followed by a resume review. Candidates’ resumes will then be provided to your company should he or she meet all or the majority of the minimum qualifications you request. As an employer, you have the right to invite (or not) a candidate to a formal interview. Should an interview be scheduled and successful, you and the intern will negotiate a start date and work schedule. As part of the TCC Internship Program, students must complete the following:
- At least 150 work hours (internships typically last 13 weeks)
- A corresponding, three-hour internship course that includes the State of Florida’s approved WorkKeys Skills, enabling them to earn Florida’s Ready to Work credential
- A written journal of their work experience, assigned duties and completed projects
- At least two employer-submitted progress reports reviewing the intern’s work performance
While many TCC students are either beginning or returning to their education and career paths, they are eager to learn and obtain real-world experience.
If you would like to host a TCC intern for a semester, please take a moment to complete the internship request form and return it to TCC at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also see more details at www.tcc.fl.edu/internships.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for students that focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, 137 individual area operations reach more than four million students in the United States, with an additional five million students served by operations in 123 other countries worldwide.
In Tallahassee Area the Junior Achievement Programs are coordinated by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship. The classes offered throughout the High Schools in Leon County are: Financial Planning, Titan, Success Skills, and JA Company. There is a brief synopsis of the courses on the JA website at www.ja.org.
This is an excellent opportunity to connect with the upcoming workforce and prepare them for the world of work. Success Skills focuses on interviewing, resume writing, presenting yourself in the best way possible, dressing for success and gaining and developing skills that are crucial for success in the work place.