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CPI Program Boosts Opportunities and Wages for Students

August 28, 2023

In an era when practical experience and real-world skills hold paramount importance for employers, the Career Path Internship (CPI) Program at ISU continues to excel in providing invaluable opportunities for students to obtain personal and professional experience while in school.

Celebrating its 13th year, the CPI Program has become a cornerstone of success for students at ISU, enabling them to bridge the gap between academia and the workforce.

Additionally, as of July 1, the program also offered a significant increase in wages, solidifying its commitment to supporting students' career aspirations.

The CPI Program, established in 2010, has been a catalyst for students pursuing their chosen fields of study. This unique paid internship initiative offers a hands-on experience that complements classroom learning, allowing participants to acquire practical skills and apply theoretical knowledge in a real-world setting. By connecting students with internships aligned with their career goals, the program nurtures a pathway to success that makes a difference as students approach the completion of their education and begin seeking employment in their chosen fields. Internships are available both on and off campus, fostering strong ties between the university and the community, creating a positive impact on both fronts.

This year, the ISU CPI Program has introduced a new wage structure. The new wage scale will be $13 per hour for undergraduates, $15 per hour for masters students, and $17 per hour for doctoral candidates. 

The rise in wages not only serves as an incentive for students to actively participate in internships but also addresses the financial challenges that students often face during their educational journey. By compensating interns at a competitive rate, the CPI Program enables students to focus on their professional development without compromising their financial well-being.

For more information, visit at: https://www.isu.edu/career/cpi-program/


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