Futures Internship Program

Julie Rosati '19

“The Futures Program provided me with an opportunity to dive deeper into the career path I am interested in. In 3 short weeks, I was able to gain an immense amount of knowledge about the medical field. Already, I have built friendships and gained mentors that I know I can go to for support and guidance. I am thankful that St Joes allowed me to participate in this internship experience."

Colby Trembley '19

“I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher.  For my specific program at UCONN, they seek students that have classroom experience. This internship has given me a huge step up on other candidates when it comes to applying for the competitive spots in their education program. Having the opportunity to work in five schools throughout this internship. I have also made so many connections with educators and administrators, which will benefit me for years to come.”

Kimberly Perez '19 - CT Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

“I have a passion for helping others and it is a dream of mine to own my own non-profit organization and interning at CIRI seemed like the perfect fit. I would be helping one of the most vulnerable groups of people in society, while also being able to get a better understanding of how non-profit organizations function. Interning at CIRI opened my eyes to all the work that non-profit organizations do with very little resources and money. This experience has helped me grow as a person and it was a positive experience that I learned a lot from.”

Anna Argulian '19 - NYU Langone Hospital

“Diving into a hands-on experience shadowing a doctor really helped me to see the day-to-day lives of individuals following such professions. I gained insight into what it was like to be a doctor in a large city hospital. I was also able to see the CCU, the ICU, and the ER in full operation. This experience will allow me to compare different career paths and help me align my career with the type of lifestyle I would like to have in the future.”

Jakob DeBroff '19 - Milestone C

“The Futures Program gave me real-world experience that will aid me for the rest of my life. At Milestone C, I learned how to manage my time and how to balance fun with work. When I signed up for the program, I thought I would be shadowing someone and doing work in an office environment, but I was met with an experience that was fun, involved, and that, in many ways, prepared me for my college and future careers.”

Kathryn Burke '19 - Prescription Center of Ossining

“I chose this internship because I have a passion for marketing. When I arrived I learned the basics of search engine optimization, how to communicate with a wholesaler company, and how to analyze a demographic to better sell products.  I know these new skills with be incredibly useful in my future career.”

Albert Paolozzi '19 - Barnum Financial Group

“Throughout my internship, I gained an abundance of knowledge within the field of Financial Planning. I learned how to put together a plan, deal with clients, differentiate plans for different circumstances, and much more. Most importantly, I learned how to carry myself within the field, how to approach business, how to deal with clients, and how to be an effective Financial Planner. I look forward to taking this knowledge with me to college next year and applying it in all future opportunities.”

Leo Caserta '19 - Turner Construction Company

“The Futures Program seemed like a perfect opportunity to delve into the different fields an engineer can work in. I hope to pursue a degree in electrical engineering in college and Turner Construction Company seemed like a perfect opportunity to increase my understanding. Right from the beginning I had to learn to understand technical drawings and floor plans that the Architectural firm submitted. It was a nice way to ease me into what the engineers deal with every day. I will use this experience for the rest of my life.”

Michael Zannis '19 - Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center

“This opportunity provided me with not one, but many different field selections that I switched around from depending on the day and time. This gave me the chance to experience a variety of fields in order to select which one I was most interested in. This knowledge greatly helped me to reach my future goals by saving me time and allowing me a preview of each different medical field, instead of taking a full year of college courses only to discover that the field was not correct for me. I can now focus on the path which interests me the most, physical therapy. I highly recommend anyone interested in the health sciences to look into this opportunity!”

 

Futures Logo Program

 

The Futures Internship Program is an opportunity for students to enhance their learning by exploring their career interests outside of the traditional classroom.   The goal of the program is for students to gain experience in their desired fields and obtain a favorable referral or recommendation from their site that will assist in procuring future internships. 

 

 

Program Details

  • Students will participate in a three week, unpaid internship taking place during the last few weeks of the academic year. 
    • Tentative dates for the 2019-2020 school year are May 4 - May 22.
  • Internships will consist of 20-25 hours per week according to the schedule determined by the site supervisor and the student.  Schedules must be approved by faculty mentors. 
  • Students will be matched with available internships in their skill and interest areas.
    • Sites may request to interview students during the selection process. 
    • Students may also self-design their own internship and apply for approval. 
  • Students will work with a faculty mentor in addition to their site supervisor during the internship to track progress.  Students must submit a one page reflection paper and an activity log to their assigned faculty mentor each week. 
  • Students will receive ¼ credit on their final transcript upon completion of the internship. 
  • Students will complete a final reflection project to present during the Internship Fair at the end of May.

Site Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • Provide a meaningful learning opportunity for interns comprised of activities such as:
    • Assisting professionals as they perform specialized tasks
    • Attending in-house and/or on-site meetings
    • Observing and aiding with project planning and execution
    • Collaborating with professionals on projects using relevant software 
    • Experiences that provide exposure to multiple aspects of the career field
  • Sign off on weekly timesheets with performance feedback. 
  • Stay in contact with the faculty mentor for progress monitoring. 
  • Complete a letter of recommendation for the intern at the end of the program. 

Questions?
Please contact Cristin Clark, School Counselor, at cclark@sjcadets.org.

 

Important Forms

For Seniors

Get matched and placed for an internship by submitting your
Internship Application

Already know where you want to intern? Submit your
Internship Proposal

Submit your
Weekly Reflection Form

For Internship Supervisors

For Parents

Download the
Futures Program Overview

Download the
Parent Consent Form