Introducing the Community Internship Program
- Written by Anna Grace Williams, Springhouse Learner -
This year, Springhouse Community School is offering a program in which all students are interning with a local business or a community member in a field of work which they are interested in or inspired by. The idea behind the Community Internship Program is not only to help the students connect to their community but also to offer new opportunities that they may not have had otherwise.
The program is rewarding in the sense that the students will experience the realities of the working world and see if they actually want to pursue their placement as a future career. They realize the workload and see what it is like to work in such an environment as well as learn how to be in a professional work setting.
There was a lot of preparation that took place before any of the students actually got to go out and experience what internship they were passionate about. We practiced interviewing, discussed the appropriate dress attire, and how to act in a work setting. Some student had never been in a professional setting other than school, let alone knew how to be interviewed or fill out paperwork. Within the first week of the program, without having even stepped out into their internship, they had already gained experience that they will need in the future.
Springhouse is preparing its students for the real world by giving them the experience of being in a professional work setting and by helping the students feel out what they want to seek in their future. As a student, I deeply appreciate this chance to connect myself to the community and local business as well as help see my future more clearly.
Published on October 31, 2018