The Ohio Senate January 29, 2014 passed Senate Bill 227, sponsored by State Senator Bill Beagle (R–Tipp City), which would name the second Tuesday of each April as “Internship and Co-op Appreciation Day.”
“Internships and co-ops provide students with exciting opportunities and insight into new career possibilities,” said Beagle, who serves as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Workforce and Economic Development. “The hands-on experience that accompanies these programs offer future professionals a jump start into the workforce.”
The bill would raise awareness of the value of internships and co-op opportunities in Ohio as well as encourage businesses throughout the state to offer additional program opportunities. Internships and co-ops also benefit potential employers by giving them access to an untapped talent pool without requiring a long term commitment.
In 2023 Ohio Internship and Co-Op Appreciation Day in USA falls on April 11.