Intern Program Aims to Keep Nebraska Graduates in State

NORFOLK - Governor Dave Heineman signed LB 476 into law a little more than a year ago, creating a program called Intern Nebraska that the governor says is already a great success.  Heineman told News Talk WJAG that for every new internship a business creates for a college student, the state will pay for half of it.  Heineman said about 700 students took part this past school year and about half received job offers from the companies they worked for following graduation  The law stipulates that half of the internships have to occur in rural Nebraska: outside Douglas, Sarpy and Lancaster counties.  For more information, go to the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s web site, neded.org.