Enid Summer Internship Program (ESIP)

Providing the opportunity for college students to gain experience through internships is beneficial in preparing the future of your company.  The Enid Summer Internship Program (ESIP) allows for companies to partner with ERDA to help recruit and market your internship openings. The interns you hire will benefit from networking with other ESIP interns and will participate in Enid’s community events throughout the summer. Qualified candidates may also be offered free housing at Northern Oklahoma College in Enid. 

What makes an ideal internship


  • Real World Experience
  • Extension of the Classroom
  • Hands on experience
  • Insight into industry
  • Gain transferable skills
  • Open Communications
  • Fun onboarding process
  • Provide a mentor
  • Continuous feedback
  • Reflection
  • Exit Interview
  • Housing during employment
  • Scholarships offered
  • Orientation for intern
  • Orientation of supervisor


  • Paid appropriate compensation for industry
  • Open Communications with supervisors
  • Opportunities to meet company leadership
  • Professional development
  • Cross train in different area
  • Build connections to the community
  • Showcases interns work
  • Incentives for performance
  • Special projects
  • Goal setting

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Why should my company participate in the Enid Summer Internship Program?


  • Interns bring in fresh ideas, new perspectives
  • College students tend to know and use technology easily
  • Companies can gauge the contributions and culture fit during a defined timeframe
  • Interns create a talent pipeline for your organization




If you are interested in hiring a summer intern or want more information about the Enid Summer Internship Program, contact Debbie Moore at ERDA (580) 233-4232.