Labor Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) Internship Program Seeks Interns

Virgin Islands Department of Labor

The V.I. Department of Labor is now accepting applications for the Labor Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) Summer Internship Program.

Now in its 32nd year, the LIFT program continues to provide college juniors, seniors and graduate students with meaningful work/internship experience in their chosen career fields. Interns can gain college credits, acquire hands-on training, and get an opportunity to network with professionals in their respective careers.

“This year’s LIFT Program will support the workforce movements that we have been supporting. This program helps to balance the opportunities for skill development while providing incentives for income to youth in the territory. This also helps to prepare our future workforce professionals,” said Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy.

LIFT interns will be paid $13 per hour and are expected to work no more than 35 hours per week for 6-8 weeks. All interns will be required to participate in a special project, a mentorship initiative and community service activities. Additionally, all participants in the program are provided with life skills management and career orientation workshops, workplace preparation skills, and occupational safety and health regulation (OSHA) training.

“Though we are in the midst of a pandemic, we are working closely with our partners to ensure the safety of our students, while providing meaningful work experience,” said territorial project coordinator Kevin Dixon.

 Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  1. Interns must presently be a college junior, senior or a graduate student;
  2. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.80 on a 4.00 scale
  3. Must be between the ages of 18 – 25, inclusive.

Application deadline is March 31.

Interested juniors, seniors or graduate students must complete the LIFT application available online at www.vidol.gov; select the LIFT 2021 Application under the forms tab on the site. Completed applications, transcripts and a required essay should be submitted to lift@vi.gov by March 31.

If there are any questions, email Kevin.Dixon@dol.vi.gov or contact DOL offices on St. Croix at 773-1994 ext. 2144 or St. Thomas at 776-3700 ext. 2030/2044.