The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is encouraging schools to take part in the newly launched Employment Aid Readiness Network grant program designed to help teenagers land paid internships. The EARN initiative, which had been limited to college students, has been expanded to include Indiana high school students.
EARN Indiana was created to ensure students with financial need have access to paid internship opportunities and career-building opportunities.
In return for hiring low-income Hoosier students and meeting program standards, Indiana employers receive state matching funds that reimburse up to 50% of the student’s hourly wages.
“Since its inception in 2013, the EARN Indiana program has provided nearly 8,000 internship positions to eligible Hoosier students,” relays Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “Expanding the program eligibility to high school students will allow them to explore future career pathways through high-quality, paid internships with employers in their communities.”
The pilot program intends to connect high school students with high-quality internships beginning in summer 2022 and continuing through the 2022-23 academic school year. Up to 10 schools will be chosen for the pilot.
Webinars are being held the next week two weeks to learn about the program. Click here to learn more.
- Monday, Oct. 25 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 28 – 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Nov. 4 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 10 – 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
- Monday, Nov. 15 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.