Internships and Work Based learning programs help bridge the gap between learning and doing. Businesses have used this process as a “working interview.” The unique offering enables the business and leadership teams to observe the individual first-hand in a real work environment and effectively evaluate their potential.

Consider hosting an internship at your business. Fill out the "Get Started" form and work with a business service representative today.
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Working Interview
Minimize skill gaps and observe potential of candidate
No Cost & Low Risk
No financial or insurance related liabilities
Opportunity to Help
Under-served individuals become self-sufficient
Diversify and Strengthen Office Culture
Interns bring, enthusiasm, motivation, and positive energy.
Visibility on high school and college campuses
Once your internship is established interns will become competitive.
Train the emerging workforce
Develop the workforce of the future.

Highlighted Partner Programs

Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP)

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans. Authorized by the Older Americans Act, the program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors. Participants gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers, and senior centers, allowing them to enhance and provide needed services.

A nationally recognized workforce programManufacturing Career Internship Program (MCIP)

The Manufacturing Career Internship Program (MCIP) has won awards from the State of Illinois as the most innovative workforce program and has been presented as a model program at several national conferences!

Unlike others, this program allows employers to meet, interview, evaluate, and select interns prior to internship start date.
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American Job Center in Wheeling
1400 South Wolf Road - Building 200 Suite 200
Wheeling, IL 60090

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The American Job Center in Wheeling is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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