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NCI Partners with Chamber & West Piedmont Works for Summer Internship Program

Two new partners have joined New College Institute (NCI) for this year’s college-level summer internship program. The Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce and West Piedmont Works are partnering with NCI to create added benefits for employers, including opportunities for paid internships. Stipends will be available through grants administered by West Piedmont Works for certain sectors.


The internship opportunity provides student with hands-on work experience and demonstrates potential career opportunities available in Martinsville-Henry County upon graduation. For local employers, this program provides an opportunity to recruit and test-drive talent.

For over ten years, NCI has provided quality experiential learning opportunities for students in our region. During that time, NCI has facilitated over 400 internship placements among local employers. “With the goal of advancing the summer internship program to a new level, this year’s summer internship program will include professional development, career readiness training, and hands-on experiences,” shared Autumn Morris, NCI Coordinator of Business Partnerships.

“We are extremely excited to partner with NCI on this initiative to assist local employers with identifying talent and providing opportunities for students to develop successful career pathways,” Lisa Fultz, president of the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

NCI’s college internship program offers employers and students a one-stop-shop to list and apply for internship opportunities. Employers can create a profile and list internship descriptions of the available position. Then, students may create a profile to view openings and easily submit applications for positions that fit their interests.

Any student who creates a profile on NCI’s website will also be invited to participate in professional development activities, social networking events, and a service-learning project to benefit the community. “These activities will help college students build their resumes and gain exposure to professional contacts and opportunities in our region,” added Morris.

Employers and students interested in learning more should create a profile on NCI’s website at The deadline to apply for internships is March 30, 2018. Students are encouraged to check back periodically for updated internship opportunities.