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Memphis & Shelby County Schools offers internship program for students

This spring, Memphis-Shelby County School students will have the opportunity to train under various professionals.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis-Shelby County Schools is starting a new hands-on internship program for junior and senior students. 

More than 350 MSCS students were accepted into the district's Power 1,000 Internship Program. It launched this spring to give 1,000 students every school year the opportunity to work alongside district leaders and major corporate partners across the community. 

Sara Alwafai, the program's advisor, said students will learn how to communicate in the workplace, build a resume, make good decisions, dress, and interview, all while gaining a better understanding of their career goals.

11th and 12th graders hired on will get the experience to work in industries like I.T., health sciences, business management, and culinary arts between 10 to 15 hours a week. The interns will also make a little cash, as the work pays $15 an hour.

The application for the summer program has already closed, with 600 students enrolled. But the spring applications will open up in August. Learn more HERE.

While there are no GPA requirements, Alwafai said they will look at the student's attendance and class participation. 

Students who have already been awarded an internship provided by other MSCS programs will not be eligible to enroll in the MSCS Internship Program. 

For more information or if you have any questions, you can email scsinternship@scsk12.org.  

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