Portland High School Students Begin Internships

Submitted by Andrea Levinsky, Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator, Portland High School.

Portland High School students are beginning internships in the community. One student is interning at Planned Parenthood, working on their youth education programming and political advocacy. She said about her first day, “It was great, the environment is so positive and everyone there is so intelligent!! I’m very excited to be doing it.”

Another is interning with Little Chair Printing, learning about design, working with customers, and running a print shop. The Maine Medical Center Research Institute is hosting a student do help a researcher in his lab. A senior is interning at Lyseth Elementary School learning about teaching and working with children. Three juniors are sharpening their research skills interning with the New England History Association through teacher Gavin Glider. There is also a student interning at Portland Stage Company in their costume shop, learning about the world of professional theater. The Portland High School Athletic Trainer is working with an intern to learn about how to work with injured athletes.

If your student is interested in doing an internship or you know of a business or organization who would like to host an intern, please reach out to Andrea Levinsky, Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator at levina@portlandschools.org.