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Frequently Asked Questions

Business

When will the internships begin?

Internships will begin June 2018.

How can I help if I can’t host an intern?

Serve as a mentor and/or sponsor. The cost to sponsor an intern is about $2,100.

How will my business benefit?

You are aiding in training the future workforce, gaining fresh ideas, and meeting
organizational needs while developing professionals.

How do you know this program is beneficial?

Data derived from a similar second-year summer program in Savannah supports this initiative. For more information, visit here.

How long will I have my intern/mentee?

Mentors should expect to serve students for an entire year at a minimum of 1 hour per month. Employers should expect to host an intern for 8 weeks at a minimum of 32 hours per week. A business may decide to allow the intern to continue to work past the 8 weeks if the intern is available.

If I host an intern, can they work a flexible schedule?

Yes. They are expected to work a minimum of 32 hours per week, but schedules may vary based on business needs. Some interns can expect to work on weekends.

How does the student benefit from an internship/mentor?

The internship program is designed to provide students with education and experience that will bridge the gap between their classroom learning and intended career. It will afford students the opportunity to connect with potential employers, meet positive role models, gain soft-skills training, literacy development, and financial management as well as provide career-path guidance. In addition, this initiative supports the mission of RCSS.

How do I prepare for my intern?

Business leaders will attend an information session to learn information on hosting interns.

How can I engage an intern?

Interns can do projects such as: update the company’s website, clean up a database, create support materials/internal communications, or propose solutions for a mid-level problem that no one has had time to address. For more ideas, please visit the website here.

What will this program include?

This program includes internships and formal mentoring.

Who is eligible? What are the requirements for summer interns?

Intern applicants must be at least 16 years old, enrolled in a Richmond County School, and pass a drug test and background check.

How are the selections made?

Guidance counselors, teachers, and job-skills coaches will utilize a scoring rubric to select students.

Will the students receive training?

Yes, there will be a weeklong MANDATORY paid training session for the students to learn employability skills and soft skills. Training will be hosted by local business leaders.

Parent/Student

When will the internships begin?

Internships will begin June 2018.

Will transportation be provided?

Transportation will be provided to and from work location and program-related events by Augusta Public Transit.

How long will internships/mentorships last?

Mentors should expect to serve students for an entire year at a minimum of 1 hour per month. Employers will host an intern for 8 weeks at a minimum of 32 hours per week. A business may decide to allow the intern to continue to work past the 8 weeks if the intern is available.

How does the student benefit from an internship/mentor?

The internship program is designed to provide students with education and experience that will bridge the gap between their classroom learning and intended career. It will afford students the opportunity to connect with potential employers, meet positive role models, gain soft skills training, literacy development, and financial management as well as provide career-path guidance. In addition, this initiative supports the mission of RCSS.

What will this program include?

This program includes internships and formal mentoring.

Who is eligible for a mentor?

Students who are currently enrolled in Richmond County Schools will receive services via their clusters.

What are the requirements for summer interns?

Applicants must be at least 16 years old, enrolled in school, and pass a drug test and background check.

How do I learn more about the services?

Information will be available in the counseling department at Richmond County High Schools. Please visit here to learn more information.

How are the selections made?

Guidance counselors, teachers, and job-skills coaches will utilize a scoring rubric to select students once they complete the application process.

Once hired, what are the next steps for interns?

Students will be contacted via email with instructions on next steps. They will attend a MANDATORY kickoff ceremony in which they will be paired with their business leader/mentor.

Will the students receive training?

Yes, there will be a weeklong MANDATORY paid training session for the students to learn employability skills and soft skills. Training will be hosted by local business leaders.

Now that you’ve applied for a summer internship with Students2Work, what’s next?

If you’re selected as a potential candidate after your application is reviewed, you will proceed to the interview process. All applications will be reviewed by the end of February 2018.

Make sure your parent/guardian attends the Parent Engagement Night at Augusta Technical College on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. An overview of the Students2Work initiative will be provided.  Information will also be shared about Financial Aid.  Refreshments will be provided.

Interviews will be held in March 2018. If you’re a successful candidate, the next step is a background check and drug screen which will take place in April 2018.

You MUST have a state issued ID or drivers license by April 6, 2018.

If selected as a final candidate, you will find out the placement of your internship in May 2018.

Soft Skills Training will be held at Richmond Co. Technical Career Magnet on June 4-7, 2018 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. THIS TRAINING IS MANDATORYLunch will be provided.

A Match Party will be held on June 8, 2018 at Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. You will meet and have lunch with your supervisor.  THIS EVENT IS MANDATORY.

The last day of the program is Friday, July 27, 2018.

Updates will be posted on the website at www.students2work.org.  Please check it every Monday and Wednesday.  Your school counselor will also receive the notifications and updates.

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