Information for Students

The Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Program at Indian Hills Community College will create paid internship experiences for students in Advanced Technology Degree Programs!

Great Lakes Students


Thanks to the generosity of the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, Indian Hills will be able to fund 46 NEW PAID Internships at local businesses for students with financial need, studying in Advanced Technology Programs at Indian Hills. Student Interns will all be paid $12/hour with a max of 20 hours/week for 180 hours. Students may not exceed 20 hours of employment for any on campus position, including the Great Lakes Career Ready Internship.


Requirements & Eligibility:

  1. Must be currently enrolled in a Full-Time IHCC Advanced Technology program.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and demonstrate financial need. (Financial need is calculated as the cost of attendance minus the student’s expected family contribution minus any gift aid the student has received.)
  3. Maintain Title IV Satisfactory Academic Progress.

High School Students currently enrolled in a Career Academy ATC Program are not eligible.


How do I apply for an Internship through the Program?

Before you may apply for one of the internships on the job board below, we must first determine if you are eligible for the program. Follow the steps below to submit an interest application and an Indian Hills representative will then contact you within 3 business days to discuss your eligibility and financial aid award amount.

Step 1: Complete the Student Interest Application.

Step 2: Submit your resume to

Step 3: Apply for an Internship from the Great Lakes Student Internship Job Board.


Student Interest Application

(Step 1:) Fill out the form below to determine if you are eligible for the Internship Program. Once you have completed the form, move to Step 2.

After you click submit, click your back button to move to Step 2, below.




Step 2: Submit your resume to
(Subject line: "Great Lakes Internship - Student Resume")

Once your resume and application have been received, you will be notified of your eligibility status via your student email.

(You may not continue to Step 3 until your eligibility and financial need have been determined, and someone from Indian Hills has contacted you.)


Step 3: (This is only for students who have been determined as eligible by an Indian Hills Representative.) Students can apply for jobs in their field through the Student Internship Board below. Employers will then contact students directly to setup interviews.


Current Internship Opportunities:

Internship Opportunities currently available for the Spring 2017 Term are listed in the job board below.

Job Title Employer Date Posted
Auto Mechanic Intern Vice Transmission & Automotive Repair September 13, 2017
Auto Mechanic Intern Pre-Approved Auto August 30, 2017
General Maintenance Technician Intern Hy-Vee Inc. - Chariton Distribution Center August 17, 2017
Computer Technician Intern Ottumwa Community School District August 17, 2017
Part-Time Tire Technician Mikes Tire & Alignment August 02, 2017
Digital Marketing Intern Rachelle Chase July 12, 2017
Information Technology Intern Cure Solutions July 3, 2017
Golf Industry Intern Oskaloosa Public Golf Course April 17, 2017
Seasonal Grounds Intern Ottumwa Community Schools March 28, 2017
Welding Intern OEM March 28, 2017
CNC Set Up Machinist Intern OEM March 28, 2017
Sensor Measurement Internship IAM AGTECH LLC March 28, 2017
Interferometer Internship IAM AGTECH LLC March 28, 2017
Safety, Training & Compliance Intern Hy-Vee Distribution Center March 28, 2017
Maintenance Technician Intern Co-Line Manufacturing March 21, 2017
Laser Technician Intern Co-Line Manufacturing March 21, 2017



Indian Hills Career Ready Internship Contacts:

Not sure if you qualify for the Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Program, or just need some more information? A.J. has the answers you need! 


gevock_profileAJ Gevock, Director of Outreach Activities, Program Coordinator
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-4279 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 4279



About Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates

Knowing that education has the power to change lives for the better, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates was established as a nonprofit group focused on a single objective: helping students nationwide prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education and student loan repayment. As a leading student loan guarantor and servicer, Great Lakes has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to provide assistance and repayment planning to more than 8 million borrowers—as well as assistance to colleges and lenders nationwide. The group's earnings support one of the largest and most respected education philanthropy programs in the country. Since 2006, Great Lakes has committed over $179 million in grant funding to promote higher education access and completion for students of color, low-income students, and first-generation students. For additional information, visit