This high school internship program is providing real-world experience
A total of 42 student interns were mentored by 55 professionals across 33 organizations during the summer of 2023 — and the lessons learned will be invaluable in the years to come.
The Internship Program at Christ Church Episcopal School (CCES) provides professional and service opportunities while encouraging career exploration among students.
Here’s how it works:
- Students apply for a one- or two-week internship the summer before their senior year, with potential options for further development.
- The full program, which begins fall of their junior year, includes writing a personal statement, going through the application and interview process, and exploring possible career options.
While interning, students are mentored by professionals invested in the students’ growth and development as they become the next generation of leaders in our community.
One participating student described her internship saying, “It’s one of the best things I did this summer. I met new people and learned a lot that will help and encourage me in my path to become an orthodontist.”
The experience was positive on both sides. “It was an honor and a privilege to have this young man in-clinic the past two weeks,” said one of the mentors. “We enjoyed his positive spirit, kindness to staff and clients, and his unwavering willingness to assist and learn.”