Monday, February 24, 2014

College students paint homes for summer internship

Warmer temperatures mean house-painting season is not far off.

The worn and cracked paint on homes around Charlotte is a business opportunity for some local college students.

UNC Charlotte senior Harrison Bonner already has signed up seven students to paint houses this summer through Student Painters summer jobs program, which was launched in 1987 and operates nationally.

There are six other student leaders lining up contracts in the Charlotte area. Bonner, 22, calls his group UNC Charlotte Student Painters.

Students sign on for an entrepreneurial internships through Young Entrepreneurs Across America.

Homeowners pay $1.20 to $1.50 a square foot to have their exteriors, porches or decks prepped and hand-brushed with a fresh coat of paint. A 20 percent deposit reserves a slot.

Sherwin Williams, a program partner, trains the students, who use the company’s paint on job sites. Services also can include pressure washing, scraping, sanding and calking.

The program gives students training in business and customer service while they earn money for living expenses and, sometimes, college costs, Bonner said.

“The painters that we hire are just students who want a good summer job that works with their schedule,” Bonner said.

Reach Student Painters at 888-839-3385 or go to www.carolinastudentpainters.com to contact a local group.

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Can students apply for this that attend Western Carolina but live in Charlotte during the summer and school breaks

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