Internship Opportunities for Your Business
Host a CSU Student with a Micro-Internship
A Micro-Internship is a short-term project that can typically be completed within 5-40 hours and is due within a few days to a few weeks. These projects require no on-boarding, are paid 1099 and can be completed by a college student with minimal instruction. This is a great way to finish projects you have been meaning to get to, it is also a great way introduce your company to students and see if there is a potential fit for future opportunities and ultimately, it is a great way to support students.
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Want to know more about how to work with CSU and utilize micro-internships to help get some of your projects down?  On March 8 (12:30-1:30 MST) CSU's Business School will be hosting a presentation for audiences, external to CSU (employers, alumni, donors) to learn more about this unique tool. 

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Summer Internships for Young Adults

Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development's CareerRise program has a variety of PAID summer internship opportunities available for 16 to 18 year olds. Please send the young job seekers in your life to the application page

Business Participation needed in Find the Rona Campaign!

Youth Action for Health and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment are hosting “Find the Rona” scavenger hunt and educational campaign to spread accurate information about COVID-19 in our community (March 14th-April 10th, 2022). This is a great opportunity to get youth and families in the door of your business/organization and to make a positive impact in your community’s recovery from the pandemic.

For the scavenger hunt, we are encouraging youth and families in our community to find giant plushies (11”-16”) of COVID-19 or the Vaccine around our community. We will be publicizing a list of participating businesses on our website, social media platforms, and more and incentivizing community participation in this campaign in a drawing of gift cards from participating businesses.

If you are interested in supporting our outreach efforts, we will provide a campaign flyer, a giant COVID-19 or Vaccine plushie and an associated fact to be placed in the front window or cash register, and we will reach out to you to purchase gift cards for our drawing. 

If you are interested in participating in our Find the Rona campaign please fill out this Interest Form.

Get the most out of your job postings!

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development is proud to announce the launch of a new tool to help you recruit the best talent. Use the Job Posting Review portal to send us your current job postings and we'll provide feedback based on the best practices in skills-based hiring, competitive wage analysis, and meeting the expectations of skilled candidates. 

Get connected, Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development can help you hire the best people.

Things to Know & Upcoming Events
Visit the OEDIT Programs and Funding page to find more information on the following programs and more
  • Utilities Assistance - If you or your business are behind on your bill from Fort Collins Utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for financial assistance.
  • Employee Ownership Tax Credit Opens for Pre-Application-  The Employee Ownership Tax Credit is available to Colorado-headquartered businesses to cover up to 50% of a qualified business’ conversion costs for use on their state income taxes.
  • Colorado Revolving Loan Fund - These loans range from $5,000 to $750,000. The loans are intended to provide startup and working capital that will help create and retain jobs across Colorado.
  • WorkLife Partnership’s Small Dollar Loans Programis an efficient, cost-effective, low-risk alternative to payroll advances and employee loan programs. 
  • Colorado Climber Loan Fundnow providing eligible small businesses with working capital loans between $30,000 - $500,000.
  • Small Business Tax Credit Programs -This credit of up to $28,000 per employee for 2021 is available to small businesses who have seen their revenues decline, or even been temporarily shuttered, due to COVID.
  • Free De-escalation Training for Businesses During COVID-19 – Watch videos now


Upcoming Events:  

  • Business Q&A with Larimer’s Health Department - All businesses are invited to join the County on the fourth Thursday of each month. Join the 1-hour session on Thursday, March 24 at  2 m via Zoom. To help make this session as informative and helpful as possible, please submit your questions in advance.


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