PITTSFIELD — The business department at Berkshire Community College has formed a business internship program for current BCC students that will begin in the fall.

Participants will work 10 hours per week with a local business and receive three credit hours for their participation in the program. It is designed to provide students with professional work experience in a business environment.

The first business partner in the program is SolaBlock, a green energy company based in Easthampton that is a member of the Berkshire Innovation Center. The company is working with the city of Pittsfield to select a final assembly site for its solar masonry unit product.

The program was created and will be supervised by BCC assistant professor of economics Dhanushka Peru. Information: berkshirecc.edu.