The Port of Morrow is partnering with regional industries to create more than 50 summer internships for the summer 2021 season.
Prospective interns can choose from a diverse set of opportunities that include farming, food processing, education, business, information technology, workforce development, and more.
“We are excited to see continued growth of our summer internship program,” says Kalie Davis, workforce training manager at the Port of Morrow. “We are fortunate to have so many businesses that see the value in providing internship opportunities.”
Columbia Works was established to link regional employers with high school and college students who are looking to gain experience in their prospective career field.
Columbia Works is part of the Oregon Works network that has seen success in different regions across the state. Initially designed by the McMinville Economic Development Partnership, the model has been adapted to fit Morrow County business needs.
Columbia Works is promoting internship opportunities from thirteen employers this year. The positions are listed online at www.columbiaworks.org. The application period is open through April 1.
“Columbia Works provides a great avenue to introduce young professionals to Morrow County,” Davis said. “We have many diverse careers available and this program helps highlight those opportunities.”