CCSC’s Class of 2013 marks a major milestone on the road to graduation with the start of their senior internships today. For any readers who don’t know, the senior internship experience is part of CCSC’s mission statement “to prepare students for post-secondary success and productive citizenship through meaningful real world experiences.” From now through the end of May, all seniors will be at their internships every Thursday, all day. In addition to fulfilling the 100-hour requirement, the students must complete writing assignments (journals, project proposals and project check-ins) and present their internship project at the Exhibition Night on May 22, when judges from the public are invited to critique our students’ work (if you are interested in participating, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Yesterday the senior class met to go over expectations and logistics. Upper School Principal Chris Cook stressed the importance of making a good first impression by arriving on time, dressing appropriately, greeting mentors and co-workers with a handshake, and asking good questions.
As much as possible, we match seniors with sponsors in career fields that align with their interests. The internship sponsors serve as professional mentors, while CCSC advisors help students connect their internship experience to their core academic courses and future career goals.
We are grateful to the following 24 businesses, schools and nonprofits that are sponsoring CCSC seniors this year:
Boston University, Science Club for Girls
Cambridge Athletic Club
Cambridge Housing Authority, Work Force
Cambridge Innovation Center
Central Square Business Association
Cambridge Police Department
East End House
Harvard Square Business Association
Hattie B. Cooper Community Center
LDA Architecture and Interiors
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House
Mattapan Community Health Center
Men’s Health League (Cambridge Public Health Department)
Mass. General Hospital
MIT, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Museum of Science
Northeastern University, Dept of Biology, Godoy Lab
Prospect Hill Academy
U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe Center