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Hire Interns Today

SOCHEIntern leverages relationships with high schools, colleges, and universities across the United States to assist businesses in finding and employing interns at all levels (high school to post-doctoral). Each year, SOCHEIntern receives hundreds of applications from highly qualified and motivated students seeking the opportunity to contribute to business success. SOCHEIntern works with your business to customize an internship program that best fits your needs.

Tips for Hiring an Intern

Internship programs are a powerful strategy to build your future workforce providing a risk-free way to evaluate potential employees. High school interns allow you to begin recruitment and spark interest in your field early.


Imagine unraveling a treasure trove of education tips that are woven with workforce best practices, guiding you to navigate the ever-shifting landscape of educational excellence. Just like a skilled journalist uncovers hidden truths, “SOCHE SCOOP” reveals the secret ingredients to fostering and guiding an educated and motivated workforce!

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Hiring International Students

Hosting an internship for an international student enrolled in a U.S. college can be a highly effective approach to building your future workforce. It offers a risk-free way to evaluate potential employees. These students bring distinctive talents and perspectives that can help your business tackle its toughest challenges. Let SOCHE take care of the necessary paperwork and payroll responsibilities, ensuring a smooth and seamless process for both you and the intern.

Tips For Hiring a Virtual Intern

Internships are not just important for students; the programs are a key channel into the company’s talent pipeline. This article provides tips to help you manage virtual interns.

Our Collaborate ISP Partnerships

SOCHE and our ISP partners are focused on building and maintaining the Southwest Ohio’s Information Technology and Healthcare Industry Sector Partnerships. Our collaborations will leverage strong partnerships among employers, educators, workforce development agencies, and community organizations, so we can better understand the evolving skill demands of Ohio’s industries and prepare Ohioans for the high-demand jobs of the future.

Attending Career Fairs

A few ideas and tips on attending Career Events in order to grow your business. There are lots of possibilities for your organization when attending events. 

Classroom Visits

It’s always wonderful having the opportunity to speak to students in the classroom! Below are some tips for when you are the guest speaker at your next school!

Student Shadow Visit

This guide will assist you on how to get the most out of your student shadow visits! 

Strategies for Employing Youth

Business leaders are increasing revenue, saving cash, and improving their workforces by employing 16- to 24-year-old workers. This document will help you incorporated young workers into your strategy.

Laws for Employing Young Workers

This guide covers the type of work that a minor may perform related to the youth’s age, the nature of the work and schooling status.

Facilitating Connections

SOCHE wants to help employers connect with 1) schools for engagement opportunities (mentorship, shadowing, co-ops, apprenticeships, school visits and internships) and 2) the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce for programming to assist with business needs. Please click on the button and share your needs with us, so we can assist you in making the connections you need to build your next generation of workforce.

Employer Internship Toolkit

This toolkit will guide employers through developing a work-based learning program from evaluating organizational needs all the way to the final evaluation of an intern.

Refer a Business

We pride ourselves on our extensive network, industry expertise, and commitment to delivering excellence. Refer a business from your network who you believe would be an excellent fit to host an intern candidate. By partnering with us, you’re not just making a referral; you’re investing in the growth and success of Ohio’s workforce. Stronger Together!

Why Refer a business to us?
Be a Change Maker: Help us shape the future of higher education and create a lasting impact on students’ lives.
Rewarding Experience: Earn a referral reward when a candidate is hired and successfully onboarded at your recommended business.

Enhance Our Community: Contribute to building a diverse and talented company of professionals who share your passion for education and growing Ohio’s workforce.

Aerospace Professional
Development Center

The Aerospace Professional Development Center at SOCHE works across Ohio with the aerospace and defense industry and government, higher education institutions and STEM organizations and initiatives to ensure Ohio’s Aerospace and Defense workforce needs are met.

Councils & Committees

SOCHE is dedicated to advancing higher education through active collaboration, resource and knowledge building, and effective professional development programs. To accomplish this, SOCHE administers 16 active Councils and Committees. The purpose of a SOCHE Council or Committee is to provide an opportunity for representatives from higher education to be a resource for one another, share information and best practices, identify common challenges, and, ultimately, broaden awareness of the resources, services, and activities in higher education. SOCHE is also dependent upon the Councils and Committees for substantial input on annual professional development programs.

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