Newton’s Summer High School Internship Program was founded in 2013 to help students develop an understanding of the 21st century workforce and the necessary skills to engage in it. The program is open to all Newton high school students but particularly seeks to engage students of color, students from low-income families, English language learners, students receiving academic support, and first-generation college students.
What makes Newton’s program unique is that in addition to providing on-site job training, the program also enriches each student’s summer experience with weekly skill-building workshops. These focus on important workplace skills, including resumé writing, financial literacy, professionalism, and interview preparation.
The program dates for 2019 are July 8-August 16. Students are expected to work at their internship sites anywhere between 10-15 hours per week, depending on their schedules and the needs of each work site. This flexible scheduling allows interns to maintain other commitments like paid jobs, summer classes, or enrichment activities. The program staff work hard to ensure a good match for all interns and mentors; they take the interview and matching process seriously. Interested students may apply online at www.newtonma.gov/summerinternship. Questions? Email Director of Youth Services, Quinn Etchie, at firstname.lastname@example.org.