PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – The town of Rye's summer internship program came concluded Friday, Aug. 14, with a closing awards ceremony and celebration at the Salvation Army Center at 36 Bush Ave., Port Chester.
The event brought teens, business owners and nonprofit organizations together to reflect on what was learned by interns and supervisors alike. Started in 2012, the town of Rye internship has seen 25 students successfully go through the program and had 18 organizations and businesses to participate.
In addition, it has given local organizations and businesses access to potential future employees. Over five weeks, the students worked at businesses, community organizations and government offices in the town of Rye.
This year’s program drew some new businesses such as Bow & Rose Florist; League of Women Voters of Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester; Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel; and Purchase Street Dental in Rye in addition to repeat customers like the Port Chester/Rye NAACP; the village of Port Chester and State Farm Insurance.
Program coordinator David Thomas said the internship program is “a great way for kids to learn the soft and hard skills needed to be successful in the workplace.”
To learn more about the internship program, contact David Thomas at 914-939-3075, ext. 100, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .