Southern Arizona Manufacturing Partners Internship Program

Are you ready to dive headfirst into an electrifying career path that’s booming, right here in Tucson? Let’s talk manufacturing!

The demand for bright minds like yours has never been higher.

Industry reports tell the story time and again — there’s a massive need for skilled machinists, and guess what? That’s where YOU come in!

We’re talking record numbers of job openings just waiting for someone like you to swoop in and make your mark. And get this — industry projections say there will be a shortfall of over 2 million skilled jobs by 2030. Talk about a golden money-making opportunity! 

SAMP has your back every step of the way.

SAMP and the Pima County One-Stop are teaming up to make sure you’ve got the support and resources you need to kickstart your career in manufacturing, right here in Pima County.

So, what are you waiting for? The future is calling and it’s got your name written all over it! Join us on this epic journey, and get your manufacturing career launched! 

2024 Internship Program Happening NOW

The SAMP Internship program begins as a one-month (160-hour) internship with the goal of the intern being offered direct employment with the SAMP employer, although this is not guaranteed. Upon completion of the internship and accepting an offer for direct employment the 18-month education portion of the SAMP program begins, where the employee works while simultaneously attending classes at Pima Community College (PCC). While attending PCC the employee will be working towards an Industry certification in their chosen field, usually the CNC Operator’s Certification. Tuition assistance for the PCC certificate (based on eligibility) is provided through the Pima County One-Stop Youth Employment Center.

The SAMP Internship Program is your ticket to a world of possibilities in manufacturing careers. Picture yourself applying what you’ve learned in the classroom to real-world scenarios, honing your skills, and connecting with professionals who can help shape your future.

Don’t miss this opportunity to lay the foundation for your success in manufacturing

Important Deadlines

March 20, 2024: Email completed SAMP application and resume to Kristen Bitgood at

April 2, 2024: Hand-Deliver the below documents to Kristen Bitgood at Pima County One-Stop, 2797 E Ajo Way Tucson, AZ 85713

  • Confirmation page of your completed Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application
  • Completed Pima County One Stop WIOA Checklist
  • Copy of your current high school transcript including: GPA and attendance record
  • Copy of your Pima Community College unofficial transcript if appropriate.

April 11, 2024: Attend the SAMP Employer Interview Day at Pima Community College Downtown Campus in the Azurite Room on the third floor of the M Building.

Southern Arizona Manufacturing Partners (SAMP) collaborates with educators and local manufacturers to prepare students for successful career paths — starting with paid internships.

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