Katie Combs, Class of 2014 - Summit Street School
There isn’t a better way to transition from the classroom to life outside of school than through Community Internship.
By focusing on the small details of how to write a professional resume and how to interview competently, to the major step of actually participating in a business that directly related to my interests was the most helpful way to learn which direction I wanted to go towards after high school.
I now feel confident that I have the necessary skills to succeed in my chosen career.
Liam Kinney, Class of 2018 - Vermont Public Radio
At my internship at Vermont Public Radio, I was given the opportunity to help with the recording and production of live performances and interviews, and to work to edit sound bytes and promos for the station.
Jack Donahue, Class of 2014 - Big Heavy World
The internship course showed me real world skills that I wouldn’t be able to find in a classroom.
This course helped me realize what it takes to make it in the world after high school and I feel way more confident going forward.
Daniel Rainville, Class of 2017 - City Market, Nutrition Department
Overall my experience at City Market studying nutrition was one of the most beneficial things that I had done during my four years at EHS.
Even though in the end I decided I did not want to go into the nutrition field, I found that there were certain aspects of the internship that I really enjoyed, which were greatly helpful while applying to colleges.
I gained more skills than I can count from working with Meredith including organization, time management, communication, and the importance of community.
I will forever be thankful for the opportunities that Ms Hemingway, Meredith Knowles, and all the other staff at Essex that aided in making this internship possible.
Sydney Duncan, Class of 2014 - PT360
Being an intern at PT360 taught me a lot about what the real world is like.
I experienced what it will be like to have to take on more responsibility, as well as learning to communicate with all kinds of people-elderly, young children, or very serious clients- which has helped my communication skills to this day.
I am very thankful for the opportunity to have been able to intern in such a great environment with such amazing people that are saving lives every day.
Andrew Cimonetti, Class of 2014 - UVMMC Facilities Department
My internship with the Facilities Director of Fletcher Allen Health Care was one of the highlights of my senior year at EHS. I had always known I wanted to work in a career that was hands-on, so facilities manager seemed like the perfect fit for me.
I learned all about the types of training I will need for the job, what happens on a day-to-day basis, as well as made some great networking connections for a future career.
I was really treated as a part of the staff and given real jobs and tasks to work on. This internship caused me to switch my major to Mechanical Engineering, and set me on the right track for college.
Sabrina Liguori, Class of 2017 - Essex Reporter
My experience interning at the Essex Reporter was a huge period of both personal and professional growth for me.
Through my internship, I discovered my true passion and got a unique head start in the field of journalism.
The staff I worked with became my role models and friends, and they continue to help me flourish in my journalistic pursuits.
To this day, I frequent the Reporter and have continued writing for them since my internship.
Overall, it was an amazing experience that I will never forget and will always be grateful for.
Nathan Federico, Class of 2014 - Courtyard Marriott, Burlington
My internship at the Courtyard Marriott: Burlington Harbor Hotel was a great experience.
While interning there I learned not only the multiple aspects to an industry that was completely new to me, but how to own a business, an important field that which I planned on, and are pursuing in college.
Aside from my internship itself, the Internship course taught me the importance of professionalism, making smart career choices, and being adventurous and willing when it comes to work experience.
Henry Weith, Class of 2017 - Seventh Generation
Interning at Seventh Generation gave me an insight into the type of work environment I can work best in.
Samantha Poratti, Class of 2014 - Green Mtn. Audubon Center
I had a lot of fun working at my internship! I found my internship to be very helpful in figuring out what direction I wanted to head towards in my future studies.
I was also able to gain some field experience and I made valuable networking connections that I can use in the future.