Internships are pre-professional opportunities, either paid (or unpaid), for a person to gain experience working in a business, often at an assistant-level position, for a short period of time. Interns get hands-on training, the opportunity to see how a company works, and to explore if that type of company and/or work would be one that the intern would pursue further in the future. Internships are also a great way to build workforce experience and relationships that can prove beneficial for someone just starting in their career or having switched into a new career. For companies, internships are a great way to create relationships and identify future potential talent for their workforce.
Several businesses in the Flathead Valley offer internships. We encourage businesses to contact Discover Kalispell Chamber’s Workforce & Special Initiatives Director, Jenn Cronk, with more information about your program(s) at: [email protected] (406-758-2801). In addition to existing internships in the valley, Discover Kalispell Chamber’s Workforce Flathead initiative is working with local partners for the return of the Summer Jobs Program in 2023. See this link for more information about the WFFH Summer Jobs Program.