Industry: Education
Type of Internship: Administrative/Customer Service/Technical Support/HR, Program/Project Management
Student Name: Ashleigh Alexander
Graduation Year: 2015
Major: Child Study and Human Development
Minor: None
Position Title: Enrollment Intern
Hours: 40 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Paid, full-time

What do you do as an intern at this organization?

I help create and organize files for all of the students dealing with the school. For example, incoming students, applying students, transfer students, etc. I also help at events that are required for incoming parents, such as Welcome Meetings, etc.

How did you find this internship?

Search engines on the Career Services website

What do you enjoy most about your internship?

I enjoy the events the most because I get to interact with the children and their families.

What do you find challenging?

The very detailed organizing process and the scholar files can be challenging.

What advice would you offer to someone who wants to make the most of an internship like yours?

There's a lot of work with boxes and paper, so be prepared to get a few paper cuts and be a little sore. Be very FLEXIBLE. Flexibility is key here. Also, communicate with the other members in the office.

About the Organization

Success Academy Charter Schools
New York, NY

Success Academies are free, high-performing public charter schools serving scholars in Kindergarten through 7th grade (and soon 8th grade). Our schools are founded on a simple premise: Every child can achieve success when they have access to a high-quality, free public education. Children enter our schools through a random lottery – but after they walk through our doors, nothing is left to chance.