Connecting Long Beach
Internship Opportunities for Students
Business, education, and nonprofit leaders packed the house at the Aquarium of the Pacific to hear Mayor Robert Garcia pitch his challenge for internship opportunities for students.
The city of Long Beach and the organization, Long Beach Call, are challenging employers to join Mayor Robert Garcia’s initiative for internship opportunities for students. The goal is to place over three thousand LBUSD and college students at over one thousand Long Beach area businesses.
For Mayor Garcia, the effort is an important element of linked learning.
According to the Long Beach Call literature, Summer internships…”build a pipelines for the local workforce, with many students becoming employees after they intern.” For businesses like Long Beach based Molina Healthcare, interns are important…for the company and for the student.
Students learn valuable lessons from internships. Real world engagement teaches them speaking and listening skills, how to accept responsibility and the challenges of working in a structured and supervised environment. For Jesus Espericueta, a student at Jordan High School and an intern, there was more.
Internships are an important opportunity to learn skills that will take students through life and career.
April Barnes is Executive Director of Long Beach Call whose motto is connecting students, community and the workplace.
For more information, visit the Long Beach Call website at www.longbeachcall.org or call 562-240-8820.