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What is the timeframe of the internships?

The dates for the internship program for Summer 2019 are June 3rd-July 26th. 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.

Will transportation be provided?

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

How does the student benefit from an internship?

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 Richmond County School System.

What are the requirements for summer interns?

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by June 3, 2019, enrolled in Richmond County Schools, be in good academic standing and on track for grad uation. The student must also 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, you can also visit: www.students2work.org to learn more.

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.

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.

Additional Opportunities for Interns include:

Mentorship Program
Students who are currently enrolled in Richmond County Schools will receive services via their clusters. A mentor will be assigned to the student and that mentor is expected to serve the student for an entire year at a minimum of 1 hour per month.

Graduation Credit
Upon successful completion of the Student s2Work program, the student will be afforded Y2 unit of credit towards graduation.

Business

What is the timeframe of the internships?

The dates for the internship program for Summer 2019 are June 3rd-July 26th. 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 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 $2,200. This amount will cover the total student earnings of 256 hours at $8.00/hour, the cost of the students drug screen and (2) Student s2Work shirts. If you are interested in becoming a mentor please refer to: www.students2work.org for more information.

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 I learn more about the services?

Please visit www.students2work.org to learn more information.

How long will I have my lntern/mentee?

Employers should expect to host an intern for 8 weeks at a minimum of 32 hours per week. A business may decide to allow t he 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?

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 t raining, 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?

Companies hosting an intern are asked to attend a complimentary breakfast and “match party” to be held on June 3rd when you will be introduced and paired with your student. You should also prepare to attend the Close -Out Banquet on July 26, 2019 to recognize the student interns. Please note that the last day of work will be July 25, however you are responsible for paying your intern for the time spent at the banquet.

How can I engage an intern?

Get to know your intern so you can be creative! Interns can do projects such as: update the company’s web site, 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.

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

Intern applicants must be at least 16 years of age by June 3, 2019, enrolled in Richmond County Schools, be in good academic standing and on track for graduation. The student must also 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 and soft skills, that will include lessons on Attendance/Punctuality, Financial Literacy, Teamwork and Conflict Resolution. Training will be hosted by local business leaders.

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