Immediate Release

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Thursday, March 21, 2020

Rosemary Carole

Eannace: Apply Before April 1 for
Oneida County College Student Corps

Oneida County Executive Ralph J. Eannace, Jr., today urged Oneida County-based college students to apply now for internships with the Oneida County College Student Corps.

The application deadline is April 1.

"We are getting a very enthusiastic response to the program and anticipate another successful year," Eannace said. "Students and employers are both showing increased interest in the College Student Corps. Because the demand for internships is so great, students who want the kind of great experience this program offers need to apply by April 1st to get the best shot at being part of the program this summer."

This innovative initiative is a public-private partnership supported by the Oneida County Board of Legislators and Oneida County employers. It matches Oneida County’s young people with summer job opportunities in a wide variety of local employers. The program has grown in every year of its existence. Last year, the program hired 160 interns.

Interns gain experience in their field of study and an opportunity to learn about Oneida County employers that offer good-paying, exciting careers in their fields of study. Employers gain by hiring an energetic and enthusiastic intern who may be a candidate for a full-time opening after graduation. Students are paid $7 an hour and work between 25 and 35 hours a week during 200-hour internships.

College students can find applications on the Oneida County Web site,, or pick them up at Oneida County Workforce Development, 209 Elizabeth St., Utica, the Working Solutions Utica One-Stop, 207 Genesee St., Utica; or the Working Solutions Rome One-Stop Workforce Development Center, 252 West Dominick St., Rome. Employers who have questions about hiring interns can call Program Coordinator Rosemary Carole at 798-5908.

"We’re heading for a great summer with a lot of great employers and internships," Eannace said. "I strongly encourage our young people who are interested in a bright future to apply now before we have completely filled up all of our openings. "

Students who apply after April 1 will be placed on a waiting list and will be considered only to fill employer requests not matched from the initial groups of applicants.