Ten students begin their internships at local cooperatives throughout the state this week. Interns from Oklahoma State University, Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been placed at 10 co-ops to complete their internship program.
The OACC internship program is aimed at recruiting talent into the cooperative system. Throughout their internship experience, students gain a sense of what a cooperative does, how they run and what is unique about them. They are rotated through every department of the co-op, gaining practical application skills in each area.
Each student will complete a special project assignment. The interns present their research findings to the OACC staff and co-op managers. The top four interns, based on their special project presentations, will earn a $500 scholarship and an all-expense paid trip to the OACC CEO & Board Retreat this summer.
Below are the interns names and where they have been placed for the summer:
Brady Huckabay – Garber
EJ Stacy – Ames
Carley Rains – Snyder
Brady Mayfield – Perryton
Lane Newlin – Pond Creek
Brent Williams – Tonkawa
Lydia Thompson – Alva
Katie Lindsay – Texhoma
Walter Allard – Carmen
If you see one of the interns in your co-op, be sure to welcome them to the co-op system!