We’re halfway through summer, and for college students, it’s halfway through internship season! We have over 175 students interning here this summer at over 30 companies in our region, from our downtown Peoria staples like Caterpillar and OSF’s Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center, to companies throughout our 5 counties like AutonomouStuff and Pekin Insurance.
Aside from working at a wide variety of companies, our interns are coming to the region from a wide variety of places. 72% of these interns are coming from outside the Greater Peoria area, and 77% of interns attend colleges outside the region. We even have some international interns this summer, coming from India, Czechia, and China to work in Greater Peoria.
For those who are new to our region, the GPEDC hosts a series of intern mixer events so they can meet other interns and learn about the wide variety of companies here in Greater Peoria. Our interns have been attending our intern mixers in full force, with an average of 83 interns going to each event!
To hear more about our intern’s experiences, read our #InternoftheWeek blog posts, where we interview different interns about their experiencing living and working in Greater Peoria.