Monday, February 19, 2018 7:51 am Last modified: 12:00 am

Labor Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) Accepting Applications for Internship Program

United States Virgin Islands Department of Labor

The V.I. Department of Labor is now accepting applications for the Labor Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) summer internship program, according to a press release issued Thursday by DOL’s Commissioner Catherine Hendry Esq.

Now in its 29th year, the LIFT program continues to provide college juniors, seniors and graduate students with meaningful work/internship experience in their chosen career field.  Interns can gain college credits, acquire hands on–training, and have the opportunity to network with professionals in their respective careers. 

LIFT interns will be paid $12 per hour based upon number of years in school. The participants will work 35 hours weekly for approximately 6-8 weeks. All interns will be required to participate in a special project, a mentorship initiative and community service activities, according to the Department of Labor.

Advertising (skip)

Additionally, all participants in the programs are provided with Life Skills Management and Career Orientation Workshops, Workplace Preparation Skills, and Occupational Safety and Health Regulation (OSHA) training.

          Eligibility criteria includes:

Interns must presently be a college junior, senior or a graduate student

Must have a minimum GPA of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale

Must be between the ages of 18 – 25, inclusive. 

The application deadline is March 23, 2018.

Interested juniors, seniors or graduate students must complete the LIFT application online at Completed applications, transcripts and a required essay should be submitted to  by March 23, 2018.

If there are any questions, contact DOL offices on St. Thomas at 776-3700, ext. 2080 or on St. Croix at 773-1994, ext. 2144.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Support the VI Source

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall - we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. Our sites are more popular than ever, but advertising revenues are falling - so you can see why we could use your help. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. If everybody who appreciates our reporting efforts were to help fund it for as little as $1, our future would be much more secure. Thanks in advance for your support!

Leave a Reply