New internship program seeks to retain local talent

April 15, 2015 8:43 PM

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In an effort to counter “brain drain,” academic and business leaders announced a new pilot program Wednesday that will create 200 paid internships in Miami-Dade County for local students over the next two years.

“We want to ensure that local talent is staying here,” said Larry Williams, president of the Beacon Council, the county’s economic development arm. “For us to really achieve that vision, we all have to come together.”

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