Politics & Government

Georgia Labor Department offers college internships

College students may apply for summer internships offered by the Georgia Department of Labor.

The state’s 2010 Summer Internship Program will be offered to up to 80 students and will provide practical work experience, an opportunity to earn school credit and a chance to make up to $1,400, according to a news release.

Interns work 25 hours a week for nine weeks June 1-Aug. 13 and are paid semi-monthly, the release states. The program is open primarily to college sophomores, juniors and seniors in Georgia, but it also is open to state residents enrolled in or accepted to schools in other states.

Applicants must submit an application and a one-page essay on “The key to my employment success in the next five to 10 years.”

Applications will be accepted through March 31, and selections will be made by April 21.

For applications and more information, visit www.dol.state.ga.us.