Vail Needs Mentors!

The Vail School District has a fantastic program that gives seniors in high school the opportunity to participate in a year-long internship in the career areas of their choice.    We have students doing internships in a wide variety of fields including engineering, law enforcement, medicine, landscape architecture, athletic training, politics, journalism, and so much more.

 

During the course of the year, the students complete at least 124 hours of:

*observation

*hands-on experience in the field

*a project that directly and positively impacts the company for which they’re interning

 

It gives the students valuable job experience and a fantastic resume right out of high school, it gives their mentors a positive view of these motivated and hard-working young adults (not to mention some help on the job), and it creates a supportive and collaborative bridge between the school district and the community.

 

How can you help?  While most of our students for the current year are already placed with mentors, we would love to create a database of companies and mentors who are interested in working with our students in the future.  Although the program is relatively new, we have had enormous success with our graduated interns.  Many companies who took on interns last year have asked to have another this year, some asked their students to come back for a job as soon as they graduated, and still others hired the students right in the midst of their internships during their senior year!  Our students are incredible, our track record is fabulous, and we would love to have you as part of our team of sensational mentors.

 

For more information on the Vail School District Internship Program or to express interest in partnering with us, please visit the website at http://www.vail.k12.az.us/vailworks/ and/or e-mail Erica McLaughlin at mclaughline@vail.k12.az.us.  Thank you so much; we look forward to connecting with you!