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Cochrane Summer Education Institution

The Cochrane Summer Economics Institute(CSEI) is a five week work/study program for rising high school seniors. The program provides an introduction to economics, business, networking and a variety of job/career choices through a combination of classroom work, community service and internship experiences. Students receive seven days of instruction, including exposure to economic principles and basic financial and business concepts. Classroom experience includes hands-on activities and numerous guest speakers representing successful firms and entrepreneurial efforts in Central Virginia. The Classroom Program from this past summer offers a glimpse into the interns' classroom experience.

The detailed description of the Cochrane Summer Economics Institute's program provides more information about the Institute, including dates, application and acceptance process. Click here for an 2015 application to the Cochrane Summer Economics Institute. Application and essay must be submitted by January 16, 2015. A teacher or administrator recommendation is also required to be emailed to contact@powellinfo.org. Interviews will be conducted in February, with notification of acceptance in March.

Internships offer students the opportunity to not only gain valuable work experience, but observe business leaders in the professional setting and secure valuable business contacts through networking, These four weeks provide students with exposure to various industries and careers and the opportunity to witness the American enterprise system first-hand.