The goal of Newton's Summer High School Internship Program is to serve as a hands-on summer learning experience for young adults in the community. Our internship program provides on the job experience and exposure to the world of work, particularly in the STEM industries, as well as weekly skill-building workshops and presentations led by the City of Newton's Youth Services department and other community partners. While the internship program is open to all, we seek to provide opportunity to high-risk and at-risk youth, including those who receive academic support, students of color, first generation college students, ELLs, students in alternative education, and those from low income families.
After applications and reference materials are received by the Youth Services department, students are interviewed and, if accepted, matched with a mentor at a local business or organization. We place students in a wide variety of hands-on learning opportunities in STEM fields including coding, lab work, and web development, in City Hall departments like Planning, Engineering, and DPW, and in non-profits and community organizations like the West Suburban YMCA, Green Newton, and NWW Committee for Community Living. For a complete list of organizations we've worked with see below.
Students are expected to work between 10-15 hours a week for six weeks beginning on July 8th, 2019 and ending on August 16th, 2019. There will be required orientations for both interns and mentors before the session begins. Additionally, as part of the program, all young people must participate in skill-building workshops each week that teach interview skills, workplace communication, team building, resume writing, and so much more. These workshops take place in Newton City Hall and are two hours long.
High school students who have completed a minimum of 9th grade are eligible to apply. Students in grades 10-12 are also eligible. Applicants must either be a Newton resident or attend a school in Newton. Young people must also have the ability to travel to and from their job site and weekly workshops. Transportation is not provided, but we are able to provide T passes for those who need them. (see more information below on transportation and eligibility)
Interns should be ready to take on new responsibilities, be open to trying new things, and should expect to learn more than they ever imagined!
If you have questions, please contact Director of Youth Services, Quinn Etchie, at email@example.com.
**The application for Newton's Summer High School Internship Program (Summer 2019) can be found HERE.**
**The reference form for Newton's Summer High School Internship Program (Summer 2019) can be found HERE. Please note: all students must have TWO references submitted for them before they are eligible for the interview.**
Applicant Qualifications and Other Important Information
Summer 2018 Businesses:
*Please note, this is not a complete list of offerings for 2019. Additionally, while students may note their preferences for placement in a certain field, we do not allow students to choose their own placements.
All Systems Integration @ NIC
Amooti @ Intern Hub Boston
Belmont Savings Bank
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Carroll Center for the Blind
Channing Division of Network Medicine @ Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Public Works, City of Newton
Freedom From Chemical Dependency (FCD)
Good Shepherd Community Care
Meet Caregivers @ NIC
New Art Center
Newton Free Library
Newton Housing Authority
Newton Planning Department
Newton Police Department
Newton Theatre Company/Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
Smith and Connors @ NIC
Stone Rehabilitation & Senior Living Center
Woods College @ BC
West Suburban YMCA
We took a class trip to Boston College for the last week of the internship program!