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Frequently Asked Questions

Parent/Student

What is the timeframe of the internships?

Students2Work Summer 2024 takes place June 3 – July 12. Companies will host an intern for 6 weeks at a minimum of 30 hours per week. The business may decide to allow the intern to continue working beyond the initial 6 weeks if the intern is available.

Will transportation be provided?

Students and parents are encouraged to consider options that will provide daily and consistent student transportation to their work for the length of the internship.  However, transportation can be provided where available to and from work locations 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 RCSS.

What are the requirements for summer interns?

Applicants must be age 16 by June 3, 2024, enrolled in Richmond County schools, in good academic standing, and on track to graduate.

How do I learn more about the services?

Information will be available in the counseling department at Richmond County High Schools, and  you can also visit www.students2work.org to learn more.

How are the selections made?

Guidance counselors, teachers, business representatives 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 are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting scheduled for June 3, 2024.

Will the students receive training?

Yes, there will be a 3-day 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 and the RCSS CTAE Department. The training is currently scheduled for May 31 – June 2, 2023.

How do I prepare for my intern?

Attend the Business/Student Meet & Greet Luncheon on Friday, May 31, 2024.

Business

What is the timeframe of the internships?

Students2Work Summer 2024 takes place June 3 – July 12. Companies will host an intern for 6 weeks at a minimum of 30 hours per week. The business may decide to allow the intern to continue working beyond the initial 6 weeks if the intern is available.

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

If you are interested in becoming a mentor and/or sponsor, please contact Sue Parr, sue.parr@augustametrochamber.com or 706.821.1300.

How will my business benefit?

As a host employer for Students2Work Summer 2024, your organization would provide a 6-week paid internship of 30 hours per week at $13 per hour. That’s a total investment of approximately $2,340 (plus taxes) for the future of your business and the future of our region’s workforce. Participating students are carefully selected, rising juniors and seniors from the Richmond County School System who are academically successful and highly motivated to advance their career paths.

How do I learn more about the services?

Please visit www.students2work.org to learn more information or contact Sue Parr, sue.parr@augustametrochamber.com or 706.821.1300.

How long will I have my lntern/mentee?

Employers should expect to host an intern for 6 weeks at a minimum of 30 hours per week. A business may decide to allow the intern to continue to work past the 6 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 30 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?

Attend the Celebration Breakfast on Friday, July 12, 2024.

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?

Applicants must be age 16 by June 3, 2024, enrolled in Richmond County schools, in good academic standing, and on track to graduate.

How are the selections made?

Guidance counselors, teachers, and job skills coaches will utilize a scoring rubric to select students. Additionally, an on-site interview will be conducted with the student and their parent(s)/guardian(s) as part of the selection process.

Will the students receive training?

Yes, there will be a mandatory 3-day paid training session for students to learn employ­ability acumen and soft skills, including lessons on attendance/punctuality, financial literacy, teamwork, conflict resolution, etc.  Training will be conducted by local business/education leaders May 29 – 31, 2024.

How do I prepare for my intern?

Attend the Business/Student Meet & Greet Luncheon on Friday, May 31, 2024.

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