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Gloucester Internship

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Virtual Summer 2020 Work Program

The six-week virtual program offered a unique opportunity for 20 high school students (minimum age requirement of 14) to design individual work-based learning projects, have one-on-one career mentors, and complete online career readiness training. The virtual program begun on July 6th and concluded on August 14th.


Students worked 9 hours per week for 6 weeks, including a one hour per week virtual meeting with their mentor, and attended a two hour virtual workshop every Tuesday morning 9:30 – 11:30. Students who worked a total of 54 hours received 2.5 elective credits from Gloucester High School.

Students who participated in the program:

Icon - Student Stipend Money Symbol Earned a stipend! Stipends started at $500 and were earned through hours worked, attendance, and project completion. Students were also paid hourly by their employers.

Icon - Student In Virtual Setting Completed online career readiness trainings and participated in live sessions with LEAP staff.

Icon - Light Bulb Worked on a project that aligned with their career interests and met a real-world need.

Icon - Talk Bubble Worked with a career mentor weekly for career exploration and project feedback.

For questions regarding how to participate in the Gloucester Internship Program in the future,
please email JoAnn Leavitt, LEAP’s Gloucester Program Coordinator