The Summer Internship Program coaches rural students to jobs they can put on resumes. Utilizing the skills learned in previous EXCEL sessions, this program is when a student can really put those specific skills to use. Interns find, apply, interview, and work at an entry level job.
Life-skills is another important facet of this program. Students learn how to use public transportation, how to find and rent an apartment, and how to implement a budget when grocery shopping on their own.
Jobs aren’t the only thing important on resumes and applications–students are steered toward volunteer opportunities and log hours helping nonprofits. This program can be two weeks or the whole summer.