Summer Internship Options Continue Expanding

Summer Internship Options Continue Expanding
Posted on 04/05/2017
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Internship graphic11 Summer Internship Placements for Rising Juniors and Seniors

For many students, summer break is a time to relax from learning, perhaps working a part-time job and relaxing with friends. However, for some Lakota high schoolers, it is the perfect opportunity to sharpen their professional skills while learning the inside scoop about careers of interest to them.

“I’m excited to share that we will have 11 partners offering summer internship placements, including our newest partner, SanMar Corporation,” states Fran Morrison, Lakota’s senior director of Innovation Programming K-12. “Those opportunities will provide up to 56 students unique learning opportunities.”

That is in addition to the 45 students who will be participating in an internship session over spring break.

In addition to the number of placements, the summer internships represent a wide range of offerings in government, non-profit, business and medical arenas. Options range from marketing research, financial services and communication to specialized biomedical experiences in pharmacy, rehab, sports medicine and nursing.

Summer internship programs include the following partners:

  • Liberty Township administration – internship focus on local government and business management
  • West Chester Township administration – internship focus on local government and business management
  • ProSource – internship focus on business, including sales, finance/accounting, and IT/network engineering
  • Emery Federal Credit Union – internship focus on financial services and sales
  • WMKV-FM Radio Station 89.3 – internship focus on communication and broadcasting
  • Valley Central Bank – internship focus on financial services and sales
  • First Financial Bank – internship focus on business management and banking
  • Various Views Research – internship focus on marketing and market research
  • SanMar Corporation – internship focus on distribution supply chain management
  • UC West Chester Hospital – internship focus on biomedical sciences
  • Atrium Medical Center – internship focus on biomedical sciences

“Because of the range of summer internship placements, I feel we are offering an experiential learning opportunity that addresses a wide range of student interest,” adds Morrison.

Overall, Lakota’s internship programs continue expanding. “We’re pleased to see how popular these placements are with our juniors and seniors, with such robust offerings in the government, non-profit, business, and medical arenas,” states Robb Vogelmann, Lakota’s Acting Superintendent.

He continues, “Regardless of which partner our students are placed with, these opportunities provide real world, experiential learning experiences that help develop the next generation of professionals. Following this experience, we know our students are in a better position to take the next step in their college and career planning.”

Application timelines vary and students will be asked to participate in an interview process for each one. Click here for complete details for the summer internship line-up.