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Connecting Teens to Professional Opportunities

Last week we said our final farewells to our summer interns from our Summer Internship Program. They shared their unique professional development experiences from their internship sites, recounting the valuable lessons they learned from co-workers and new skills they acquired. Family, friends, staff and supervisors came out to show support and congratulate the young interns on their completion of the program and hard work. With the summer coming to an end, the interns all agree that the learning does not stop just here, they have become more polished professionals and plan to incorporate what they learned as they continue to grow as individuals.

The Justice Center's Summer Internship Program, is part of our JustWorks initiative, which aims to connect teens and young adults to professional development opportunities. Participants go through two weeks of professional development training which includes: resume writing, interview skills, networking, professional dress, and proper work place behavior. They are then placed at an internship site for six weeks.

Interns were placed at: Groundswell, Brooklyn Community Board 7, The Diamon Law Firm, Youth Made Media, Power Play, the NYC Parks Department, Beth Elohim Summer Camp, Red Hook Star Review, the District Office of New York State Assembly Member Felix W. Ortiz. Thank you to all of our sites for hosting and mentoring our participants.

~Jessica


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