Are interns the solution to VT worker shortage?
Vermont now has the lowest unemployment rate in the country (2%). That’s good news, but the bad news is that Vermont employers are struggling to find help. Meanwhile, many college graduates are pondering their future. Internships may unite these employers and employees. A recent study by the Vermont Futures Project suggests that internships are under-utilized. We speak with reps from VBSR’s Vermont Intern Program, Champlain College, employers and interns to learn who is offering paid internships, how issues of equity are being addressed and how employers and employees can turn internships into jobs.Samantha Sheehan; Pat Boera; Patrick Dansereau; Blaise Schroedersecker; Molly Aldrich; Molly Bisulca, communications manager, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Vermont Intern Program; associate director, Career Collaborative, Champlain College; intern at Vermont Mutual, Champlain College, Class of 2020; intern supervisor, Vermont Mutual; intern at Suncommon, Champlain College, Class of 2020; intern supervisor, Suncommon