City Summer Internship (CSI) is a paid internship program for rising ninth grade girls to explore career opportunities in Boston while building their work readiness skills, future dreams and plans.
Five weeks of “success seminars” in work readiness include leadership development, communication and self-presentation skills, writing along with engaging workplace explorations with a focus on careers in fields where women are underrepresented. Interns travel with our staff via public transportation to businesses throughout the Boston and Cambridge area. Treks to museums and tourist attractions enhance girls’ local knowledge and confidence navigating to unfamiliar places. Girls participate in a full-day leadership training at Project Adventure.
What Interns Say about the Program:
“I enjoyed going to your Vertex Pharmaceuticals because I got to be a scientist. I learned about Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited disease that causes the body to produce mucus that’s extremely thick and sticky. These new concepts I learned are important as I prepare for work and high school because I want my job and part of my high school work to involve this type of science.” – Joann
“Thank you so much for this opportunity to be able to go to Menton. I definitely enjoyed getting to cook and try a dish that I’ve never even heard of before. I’ve never in my life been able to do something like this or even similar. As I prepare for high school I will know to pick a job that I will love even if it’s not the best pay. Just follow your dream, and maybe your dream will take you a long way.” -Isis
Allen & Gerritsen
“Learning about Allen and Gerritsen’s process of creating an ad has taught me that teamwork is not always easy, but in the end, the results will be excellent. In high school, as well as jobs, I will have to work with others and listen to their opinions, and/or ideas. Being able to see how well my team and I can put our thoughts together to create a brand or an ad makes me more open-minded about partnering with others.” – Ana
Program Dates for 2018:
Monday July 9 – Friday, August 10, 2018
Location: Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Berkeley Street, Boston. Easily accessible by subway and bus.
Snacks provided. Girls bring or buy lunch.
Stipend provided: Girls are paid a weekly stipend of $75 based on attendance, punctuality, and completing weekly program requirements.