Build your plan for a better future

Morrow County Internship Program

  • The goal of this program is to implement on-site and career connected learning and align career goals with potential job opportunities for students

  • Must be a Junior or Senior in high school and be on track to graduate (OSAA academic requirements) in order to participate

  • 5-15 hours per week

  • $11.00 an hour (or current minimum wage)

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work

  • All internships start the Tuesday following Labor Day (September 8th, 2020) 

Employee Partnerships

  • SAGE Center 

  • Blue Mountain Investment Mgt.

  • Lexington Machine

  • Beef Northwest

  • Community Counseling Solutions

  • Boardman Chamber of Commerce

  • Lamb Weston

  • Columbia River Health

  • Pioneer Memorial

  • Brannons Auto Repair

  • Morrow County Health District

  • Jay Coil Fabricating

  • Murray's Pharmacy

  • Blue Mountain Manufacturing

  • Boardman Foods

  • Umatilla Morrow Head Start

  • Mid-Columbia Title Company

  • Bank of Eastern Oregon

  • Willowcreek Terrace

  • Morrow County Grain Growers

  • POM Information Technology

  • Heppner F.S Ranger District

  • Hermiston Airport

  • Oregon State University Extension

  • City of Boardman

  • Eastern Oregon Physical Therapy

Pursue Career Technical Training

Job Opportunities

  • Skilled jobs make up the largest part of the labor market in the United States, and in each of the 50 states

  • 600,000 skilled jobs are going unfilled

  • 83% of companies report a moderate to serious shortage of skilled workers and 69% expect the shortage to grow worse in the next 3-5 years

Better Pay

Skilled jobs pay well, more than minimum wage, and many offer benefits and opportunities for advancement. In 2014, the average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $79,553 annually (including pay and benefits), or $25.19 per hour (not including benefits).

Less Time In The Classroom

Many skilled positions require a fraction of the education. Certificate and Associate Degree positions will get you through much faster. Many students can start taking these courses while completing high school. This means you can spend a short amount of time learning the skills you need, and soon be working in your new career.

Less Debt

Earning a four-year degree is an expensive commitment, and for many careers it’s simply not necessary. A four-year college degree can cost $25,000 more per year than a technical school certificate.


You Can Get Ahead Now

Learn Skills

Take advantage of college classes offered at your high school or local community college. Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes allow you to get a head start on preparing for college and careers. CTE programs help you gain the skills, technical knowledge, academic foundation, and real-world experience you need to prepare for high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers.

Get Involved

Internships are an arrangement between you and a business, that outlines the skills you are expected to learn and demonstrate for the benefit of the company and your education.  These experiences can be paid or unpaid, and your school may allow you to receive academic credit with additional paperwork.  The hours worked, and goals and objectives are determined by you and your supervisor.

Job shadowing provides an opportunity for you to spend time at a business site.  Employers introduce you to potential careers by allowing you to observe the jobs of employees by shadowing their daily routines and activities.  Shadowing provides you with a look at the work and the range of career opportunities available. Check out local Manufacturing Day opportunities.

Volunteering allows you to “try on” various roles while providing services to the community.  It demands responsibility and commitment, and it challenges you to participate in and contribute to the welfare of your community. And in some situations volunteering can lead to a future job offer.

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