Congratulations to our Summer 2021 Launch Interns! Over 200 Denver Public Schools high school students participated in the Career and College Success Launch Internship Program this summer. After a year of only remote internships, many summer interns had the opportunity to return to in-person work!
After completing job readiness training, interns applied skills from their core and Career and Technical Education classes at 89 businesses and nonprofits in and around Denver. Because this summer’s Launch internships continued to offer remote working options, interns worked with organizations as far away as Vail and New York City!
Students reported very positive experiences during their 120-hour internships. “This was such an amazing opportunity to explore being a graphic designer. I got to do things I hadn’t done before like make flyers and you provided amazing feedback and support throughout that process,” said Elizabeth Foote, who interned at the Montbello Organizing Committee.
Internship supervisors also enjoyed the experience. “Emily…has a good handle on herself and her abilities and shortcomings. Would make a great addition to any office that she ends up in,” said Stan Kobayashi of KDG Engineering. Mary Cox, who supervises interns in the emergency department at St. Joseph Hospital said of one intern, “He is a true leader as evident in the way he assisted the team and staff. Will definitely make an excellent clinician due to his attention to detail.”
In addition to the summer program, Launch also runs internship programs during the fall and spring. Our goal for the 2021-2022 Launch Internship program is to place 500 students in successful internships. If you’re interested in applying to be an intern, please reach out to your school’s Career Navigator. If you or someone you know is interested in supervising an intern, please contact Emily Takimoto at firstname.lastname@example.org.