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Lincoln County Manufacturers Offer Summer Internships to Local College Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   

RELEASE DATE: March 14, 2017

CONTACT:  Kara Brown, kara@lincolneda.org

PHONE:  704-732-1511

Lincolnton, NC –College students from Lincoln County have an opportunity to spend their summer working as an intern, with local manufacturers, while focusing on projects, problems and processes to encourage work experiences, build resumes and develop a local talent pool.  The Industrial Manager’s Association is again sponsoring the program to encourage students to return to Lincoln County upon graduation and invest themselves in their home community.

David Lee, Location Director for Robert Bosch Tool Corporation and former chair of the Industrial Manager’s Association, adds, “The IMA is committed to the development of college students from Lincoln County as evidenced by our continued support of the summer internship program. Manufacturing companies get valuable service from eager participants while providing hands-on experience to the students, which is invaluable when searching for a full-time position.  The intern initiative is another chance to showcase Lincoln County businesses and the opportunities we provide for all our citizens.”

“This program is becoming more important than ever,” explains, Kara Brown with Lincoln Economic Development Association. “Our industries are facing employment challenges on every level. The target for this particular program are the more specific and advanced positions.  I am aware of instances the search for a needed professional has taken several years to fill and often has required recruiting from out of state. With the quality of our local education system and the great university system of North Carolina, we want to create this talent from within and keep it here.”

To qualify for the program, any current student, who has Lincoln County residency and finished at least the sophomore year of college, is eligible to submit a cover letter and resume for consideration. Lincoln Economic Development Association will act as a clearing house for the summer program candidates.  Applicant’s resumes will be distributed to participating businesses for consideration. If selected for the interview process, contact will be made directly by the interested company and the candidate will be sent through the hiring process. Summer employment dates will be determined by the individual company and student.

Please submit resumes with cover letter to kara@lincolneda.org. Deadline to apply for summer work opportunities is April 19th, 2017. For additional information, call Kara Brown at Lincoln Economic Development Association. 704-732-1511, ext. 2.


  • The Industrial Managers Association of Lincoln County is an active membership of industry leaders who wish to further manufacturing concerns and work to support the IMA mission:  “To develop a strong alliance among existing industries, education system and elected officials by providing information and tools in order to support the needs of manufacturing throughout Lincoln County.”


  • The Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) is a private, non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial, office and commercial development in Lincolnton and Lincoln County. Through our public-private partnership, the City of Lincolnton, Lincoln County, private citizens and the business community have come together to pursue well-balanced, quality growth for the community.