Small Business Internship Fund

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The University of Scranton SBDC’s Small Business Internship Initiative is pleased to offer our member businesses the opportunity to participate in the Small Business Internship Fund. The Small Business Internship Fund was launched in 2019 to establish a College Internship program-designed to place our “Best and Brightest” students in Chamber Member Businesses.

This program was funded by the business community through the sponsorship of the Chamber’s 150th Anniversary Celebration.

If you are a business considering hosting an intern or a college student looking for an internship opportunity, we invite you to explore the opportunities available through the Small Business Internship Fund. Opportunities are shared with the Career Development partners of the Chamber member schools listed below.

 

 

Business Participant Criteria:

Businesses interested in participating in the Small Business Internship Fund must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a member in good standing over the past/ previous year with the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
  • Be a for-profit business
  • Meet the U.S. Small Business Administration Size Standards based on NAICS. Click here for more information.
  • Agree to work with The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce staff and The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center, completing any forms required by either organization
  • Agree to allow photos and business name used for public relations purposes

 

 

Internships play a critical role in a business’s ability to access and build the talent pipeline.  Through the Small Business Internship Fund, eligible Small Business Participants can receive $500 in matching funds per student. Click here to learn more about the Small Business Internship Fund Employer Guidelines and Instructions.

Student Intern Criteria:

Students interested in participating in the Small Business Internship Fund must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Lackawanna County currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Be a currently enrolled student of a Lackawanna County college or university
  • Be a currently enrolled student of a Chamber member college or university

 

 

For more information on the Small Business Internship Fund contact:

Amy S. Luyster
Vice President
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
(570) 342-7711, ext. 134
aluyster@scrantonchamber.com