The process has been rigorous for the interns, but with the immense amount of benefits they are receiving, it is worth it. Out of 1500 students, about 300 were selected and it is a privilege for them to be selected and gain exposure to real-life work experience.
In the boot camp alone, the interns learned many life skills regarding financing, workplace etiquette, and their rights. The interns also took the Clifton Strengths test that addressed their strengths and weaknesses and how they can build relationships to fill in other people weaknesses and allow other people to fill in theirs. Additionally, the interns are getting paid for the hours they put in which brings into play personal finance and taxes, something students don’t get to learn in school.
The interns are making the most of their summer and gaining lots of transferable skills that will give them an added advantage in the future. Mackenzie Gilmore, the BOCA Membership Outreach Intern, expressed that the work environment she is in is completely different from any other work environment she has ever experienced. Furthermore, she explained how this internship has truly helped her, “I have furthered my communication skills so that I am completely comfortable talking in front of anyone at any given time.” Mackenzie as well as Rida Jawed, the Social Media and Marketing Intern, have been exploring different marketing programs and designing flyers for their respective companies.
The interns’ experiences at Kids Klub
The Kids Klub interns are getting hands-on experience at the North Providence Kids Klub Hasbro Summer Learning Program this summer. They have
Dr. Day Care Learning Center and Kid Klub were founded by Dr. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith (known as “Dr. Day Care” to most). Their mission is to provide family, youth and child services in a safe, structured, and nurturing environment through a team of dedicated professionals.