Pensacola Young Professionals would like to thank you for your interest in the Internship Pensacola program. We look forward to having your company participate in our program during the upcoming summer academic semester. Internship Pensacola is an exciting program that will benefit both area employers and regional students, as well as our entire local community. Again, we are very pleased to have you as a participant!
Employer Commitment and Responsibilities
Participating employers are expected to provide interns with a schedule of meaningful labor for the entire thirteen-week duration of the internship. The interns’ work should be both educational and challenging for them, as well as beneficial for your company.
For Summer 2013, Internship Pensacola is accepting both paid and unpaid internships. Paid internships should feature a salary of minimum wage or better, and should consist of at least 25 hours of work per week. Unpaid internships should consist of at least 15 hours of work per week; also, please note that while unpaid internships do not require a salary, the company is expected to pay the $500 tuition fee to allow their intern to participate in the weekly Professional Development Seminar that is co-sponsored by PYP and UWF. (The $500 will be paid directly to UWF.)
To submit one or more internship positions, employers should complete the online Job Description form to the right and submit it to Internship Pensacola. In completing this form, please remember that you are marketing your position to a college audience.
The selection of a student will be made exclusively by the employer. Internship Pensacola makes no representations concerning the suitability of any student for any position.
All students will be full-time or part-time employees of the employer. As such, each student will be:
Paid by the employer (or, for unpaid positions, given a $500 stipend to cover tuition expenses)
Covered by employer’s workers’ compensation and liability insurance, if applicable
Considered “at will” employees and thus expected to meet the same standards for employment as other employees, including risk of termination for insufficient or substandard work performance
All employers must be able to handle the hiring process via e-mail and internet services, and most correspondence between Internship Pensacola, the employer, and the student will be handled electronically as well.
The employer is required to personally interview a student before selecting him/her for any position.