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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Royal Oak Business Internship Program offers internship opportunities

Our Credit Union and Royal Oak Forward announce the extension of the Royal Oak Business Internship Program with five additional internship opportunities.
The Royal Oak Business Internship Program matches Michigan State University and other state university students with local area businesses to complete deliverable based projects/internships.
With more than 50 percent of graduating students leaving the state, the program seeks to highlight the Royal Oak area and its businesses, in addition to providing college students with real world work experience.
The internship program has concluded three internships to date. Most recently, Yury Ratomski completed his internship with McClure’s Pickles.
“My experience at McClure’s was very positive. This was my first internship and it was really nice to work in a place where I can put my own spin on things,” he said. “I got to do a lot of different things, from implementing an inventory management program, to booking orders and just overall business understanding. It was a great experience and a great place to work at.”
Five area businesses have already reserved spots with the program. These organizations include: Radish Creative Studio, a full service TV and film production and idea company based in Royal Oak; The Royal Oak Restaurant Association, the organization promoting the local hospitality industry; Triple Thread, a custom T-shirt and apparel shop in Clawson; The Urbane Way, a full-service social media marketing and boutique digital agency based out of Royal Oak; and Bean & Leaf Café, an independent coffee shop in downtown Royal Oak.
Participating students will obtain $1,000 scholarships upon the conclusion of the program. Interested students must provide an updated resume and indicate the business they are interested in working with.
All potential interns must email their information to David Baldwin at by Oct. 28 to be considered for any of the positions.
Any person who lives, works, worships or attends any schools in Oakland or Macomb County is eligible for membership. For more information, visit

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