Are you a student looking for an internship this summer holiday in Pittsburgh area? You are in luck!! Check out our email interview with The Regional Internship Center of Southwestern Pennsylvania(RIC)and contact them today!!
-What is your organization’s name?
The Regional Internship Center of Southwestern Pennsylvania(RIC) – A Program of Coro Pittsburgh
-What is your name and what is your affiliation with the organization?
Trisha Hyatt – I am the Program Manager for the RIC.
-Please tell us a little bit about you.
I work with employers to help facilitate connections between their companies and internship seekers. Additionally, I attend many regional job and internship fairs and other networking events to spread the word of the services that the RIC provides.
-How / why did your organization start? (Background, History)
The concept of The Regional Internship Center was created in 2002 to address the
"brain drain" that was occurring in southwestern Pennsylvania. The purpose of the RIC is to attract and retain young talent within our region. By connecting people who have the desire to learn with employers seeking interns, we hope that many of these connections will lead to full-time jobs so they can add their talent permanently to our region and therefore boost our economy.
-What is your organization’s objective? (What does it do?)
We connect internship seekers with employers throughout the region via our website. We also do a lot of programming on educating employers on creating successful internship programs. Conversely, we also visit many colleges and universities and talk to students about the benefits of internships. Additionally, we partner with many different organizations to host seeker/employer events in hopes of further connecting.
-How long has the organization been around?
We have been around since 2002 and have helped create nearly 5,500 internship connections!
-What kind of events / activities does your organization do?
Internship fairs, speed networking events, Interns Summer Program –
The Interns Summer Program is a series of events in June and July that we organize for interns who are here doing an internship. By creating a social atmosphere, we showcase our fabulous city in hopes of creating a positive experience, further encouraging visitors to stay or return upon graduation. We connect people into the community through this program–so, a great internship coupled with learning about how great our area is, means folks are more apt to stay.
You can view our entire schedule of events and how to register YOUR intern here: http://www.thericblog.org/interns-summer-program/
-How can people get in touch with your organization (or you)? (website,
email, telephone etc)
Our website is www.theregionalinternshipcenter.org
Our blog is www.thericblog.org (we are always looking for guest bloggers!)
Find us at www.Twitter.com/RICSWPA and www.facebook.com/theregionalinternshipcenter
My contact is email@example.com
-Any messages to Greater Pittsburgh?
Let us know how we can help spread the word about an upcoming event, a job opening (we can’t post jobs on our website, but we do help promote them through our channels) or anything else you’d like the get the word out about!