LINCOLNTON – Lincoln County Industrial Manager’s Association is sponsoring a summer internship program for county residents who are college students or recent graduates of associate degree trade programs.

The internship will offer opportunities next summer for students in welding, electrician and mechanical technician programs. Applicants must have completed their sophomore year in college.

The program was created to encourage students to return to Lincoln County upon graduation and invest themselves in their home community.

“As a college student that may have left this area, it may not seem possible there is a job waiting for you here in a specialized field like chemistry, engineering or information technologies,” said Kara Brown, existing business manager with Lincoln Economic Development Association.

Applicants are asked to send a cover letter and resume to Kara Brown, Lincoln Economic Development Association at kara@lincolneda.org. The deadline is Jan. 31. For information, call Brown at 704-732-1511, ext. 2.