Celebrating a Successful Internship Program

Senior Ahna Jahir presents on her internship at the Cambridge City Council
Senior Ahna Jahir presents on her internship at the Cambridge City Council

Our 2015 Senior Internship Program culminated last week with a well-attended Exhibit Night, held for the second year at Google in Kendall Square. The seniors presented science-fair-style on their internship projects and were evaluated by faculty, family members, mentors and guests from the community. Successful completion of a 100-hour internship is a graduation requirement and a key part of CCSC’s mission to connect classroom learning with real-world experiences. 

In his welcoming remarks, Head of School Caleb Hurst-Hiller acknowledged the several dozen community members present, each of whom was assigned four senior projects to judge, for “keeping us all honest with your assessment of these internship experience and projects.”

Thanking Google Cambridge site director and CCSC trustee Steve Vinter for the company’s hospitality, High School Principal Chris Cook said, “One of the core values CCSC fosters in our students is citizenship. For the past two years Google has shown itself to be excellent neighbor by helping us coordinate this event and by allowing us to take over their space.”

The biggest thank-you goes to this year’s internship sponsors for hosting our seniors for a full day’s work every Wednesday and for providing invaluable professional mentoring and exposure to the real-world problems and expectations.

Next in the internship queue are the members of Class of 2016, who were highly visible in their red t-shirts emblazoned with “We Got Next.” If your business or organization would be interested in hosting a CCSC senior as an unpaid intern next spring, please contact seniorinternship@ccscambridge.org. We make the placements in the late fall, and the internships begin at the end of January and run weekly through May.

Online photo gallery (more photos from the event)

Internship Partners, 2015

Blackbaud
Boston Police Department
Brain Power
Breakthrough Greater Boston
Brookline Teen Center
Cambridge Athletic Club
Cambridge City Councillor Leland Cheung
Cambridge Community Television
Cambridge Innovation Center
Cambridge Learning Center
Cambridge-Ellis School
Central Square Theater
Contracting Specialist
Danger Awesome
Draper Laboratory
East Boston Community Health Center
East End House
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Green City Growers
Harvard Square Business Association
Harvard University Native American Program
Hattie B. Cooper Community Center
José Mateo Ballet Theatre
Kendall Square Business Association
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House
Mass General Hospital
Micronotes
MIT – Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
MIT – Lincoln Laboratory
Mount Auburn Cemetery Photography
Museum of Science
Next Jump
Northeastern University, Dept of Biology, Godoy Lab
Porter Square Books
Somerville Police Department
Something GUD
Team Nadeem (City Councillor Nadeem Mazen)
The Possible Project
Thistle and Shamrock
U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center
Windsor House

Caleb Hurst-Hiller and Chris Cook with Steve Vinter and Lauren Hannah-Murphy of Google
Caleb Hurst-Hiller and Chris Cook with Steve Vinter and Lauren Hannah-Murphy of Google
Audience for opening remarks
Audience for opening remarks
Claudlyne Bernaus presents on her internship in a Northeastern biology lab.
Claudlyne Bernaus presents on her internship in a Northeastern biology lab.

 

 

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