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DPS High School Students Spend Summer Participating in the Career and College Success Launch program

Jul. 28, 2022
Student interning at a pharmacy

More than 200 Denver Public Schools high school students spent their summer participating in the Career and College Success Launch Internship Program.

After completing job readiness training, interns applied skills from their core and career and technical education classes at 78 businesses and nonprofits in and around Denver. Their 120-hour internships were completed in-person, remotely and hybrid.

“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.

Melanie Wood of Craine Architecture supervised an intern this summer. “Ariela has been doing excellent work on her design project and has been a positive presence in the office. For her second project (the construction mock-up drawings), she’ll be contributing to an important aspect of the transition from design to construction on a project within the office.”

In addition to the summer program, Launch also runs internship programs during the fall and spring. The goal for the 2022-2023 school year is to place 500 students in successful internships. If you’re interested in learning more about the Launch Internship program or in supervising an intern, go to their website.

NOTE: Thursday, July 28, 2022, is National Intern Day.