Labor Department offering collegians internships

College students could gain professional work experience, school credit and as much as $1,400 this summer through the Georgia Department of Labor’s summer internship program.

The department will offer as many as 80 internships to sophomores, juniors and seniors, who will work at state career centers, vocational rehabilitation offices and the central office in Atlanta, according to a Labor Department news release.

Interns will work 25 hours per week for seven weeks and will be paid semi-monthly. The program is open to students enrolled in a college, university or technical institute in the state, or Georgia residents enrolled in another state.

Applicants must submit an application and a one-page essay answering the question: Why do you think internships are important? Interns may be required to complete a job interview. Applications are available at any Department of Labor office, at or by writing to Kyna Demons, Georgia Department of Labor, 148 Andrew Young International Blvd., Suite 600, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303-1751.