Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) has partnered with the City of Chandler to provide paid internships for CGCC students. These internships offer a wide-variety of experiences in areas such as social media marketing, information technology, the arts, administration, and more.
Devon Mahon is the Career Services Internship Analyst. As an employee of the Maricopa County Community College District, he works both with CGCC and the City of Chandler to manage this new program.
"It's exciting; just a few street lights down the road from one of our campuses we're establishing new opportunities for career preparation and professional development," said Mahon. "Students will be able to apply skills and knowledge that they learn in their classes to real-world situations while building their resume and helping different departments within the City of Chandler fulfill their mission."
Internships are 10-19 hours per week for 12 or 16-weeks starting on Monday, March 20, 2023. According to Rae Lynn Nielsen, the City’s Human Resources Director, “In today’s world, students are looking for real-world, hands-on situations to test drive their future career. An internship exposes the students to careers and lets them experience the many different opportunities related to their field of study.”
Ten internships are available for Spring 2023, and the application deadline is Friday, February 3, 2023, by 5:00 pm. Interested students can schedule an appointment with Career Services for Internships to get assistance with the application process.
“This partnership helps us tap into the incredible talent pool in this community and recruit those students into permanent City jobs,” said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “This forward-thinking approach will help the City stand out in a very competitive job market, where employers across the country are struggling to attract and retain employees.”
Internship descriptions, job duties, and applications can be found by self-enrolling in a free Canvas Community for internships at https://learn.maricopa.edu/enroll/DMEL6D.
Find out more about CGCC Career Services at cgc.edu/careers.