Career Awareness through Student Internships

Project led by Project RISE through Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center

About the project.

Project RISE, through the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center, is looking for support to help 20 high school students (in Athens, Meigs, and Perry counties) get paid internships for the summer of 2022.

An internship helps students explore career pathways, gain time management skills, learn soft skills, adapt to a professional workplace, create professional connections, and develop a work ethic.  

FAO staff comments.

The experiential learning provided by an internship to students in Appalachian Ohio is invaluable. A paid internship makes access to experiential learning more attainable for students of all socioeconomic backgrounds and a more realistic option.

Project RISE’s internships connect students in Athens, Meigs, and Perry counties to local employers and career pathways they might not otherwise have known about without an internship. And, they gain important soft skills and work experience that will serve them well throughout the rest of their careers.

Project Status
Areas of Investment
Funds Raised

$500 supports an internship for one student in Athens, Meigs, and Perry counties

Benefits 3 counties
  • Athens
  • Meigs
  • Perry

Want to learn more?

Learn more about Project RISE through their social channels:

Athens-Meigs ESC




Contact FAO at 740.753.1111 or with any questions.


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