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In This Issue:
Labor Day Holiday
The Internship Program
New York City Schools: First Day of School
College Guidance: Trip to Brooklyn College
Barbara L. Christen Scholarship: Application Due
George Westinghouse Career and Technical High School Internship Program: Application Due
Career Essentials: Application Due
Internship Partners Share Their Appreciation for #IAD2015
On Monday, August 3rd, our internship business partners took to social media to share some appreciation for their Futures and Options interns on #IAD2015, or Internship Appreciation Day.
Futures and Options staff and supporters saw our interns in action, at sites including Child Center of New York, The Fashion Class, Legal Momentum, Re: Gender and New Yorkers for Parks. On Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, internship sites took part in #IAD2015 and shared a few words on how their intern has helped this summer.
But don’t take it from us: see what supervisors and their colleagues say about their experiences below!
Futures and Options relies on the partnership of New York City businesses and schools to help us connect New York City’s youth with paid, mentored internships. Without these wonderful partners, we would be unable to help our students take their first steps into the world of work.
At a time when the unemployment rate for people ages 16-19 is a staggering 18.1%, it is increasingly harder for young people to build the kind of experience and skills needed to be competitive in today’s workforce. Research shows the myriad of benefits of early exposure to professional opportunities for teens, and their entry into the workforce creates a pool of talented, skilled candidates for hire.
The winners and runners-up of the 2014 Barbara L. Christen Scholarship accepted their awards at Dream Big - A Celebration of Opportunity.
Each year, thanks to the generous support of the Young Professionals Committee, Futures and Options offers the Barbara L. Christen Scholarship, named in memory of our founder, to our high school seniors. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students during their first year of college.
All students who have participated in Career Essentials and/or the Internship Program and plan to attend college in fall 2016 are eligible to apply. The link to the online application will be available on Friday, September 4th and the application deadline is Wednesday, September 23.
Apply to the Futures and Options Internship Program
Our summer Internship Program has come to a close, but that doesn’t mean that New York City high school students can’t continue to access high-quality early work experiences. We are currently accepting applications for the fall 2015 Internship Program.
Are you a high school student living in New York City?
Are you 16 or older?
Are you currently in 11th or 12th grade (beginning September 2015)?
Do you exit school by 2:30 pm?
Does your schedule allow you to work 10-15 hours a week after school (not weekends)?
Meet the above requirements? Great! Fill out the internship application on our website, and upload your resume at the end of the application.
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