Stories from the PIC
Over the course of their internships, BPS students learned and developed many professional and practical skills, allowing them to grow and take a step closer to pursuing their ideal careers. These skills, however, aren’t the only things students built upon this summer. Many interns also established great professional relationships and connections with mentors in their fields of interest.
Abigail Williams is a senior at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Sciences and an aspiring physician assistant. She jumped at the chance to push herself to grow and develop herself personally and professionally by interning at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) through the PIC Summer Internship Program.
Boston is home to a vibrant and thriving arts culture. To give students the opportunity to work in arts organizations, the PIC partners with EdVestors, which organizes the Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Boston has long been a leader in U.S. healthcare, with some of the nation’s best physicians and hospitals calling the city home. Ja’Karri Pierre and Jenny Wang, 2021 graduates of the Boston Latin School, hope to join the city’s dynamic healthcare workforce in the future.
Over the summer, Eric is helping ABCorp’s 3D Printing team manufacture a range of products from robotics parts to personal protective equipment.
The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education launched the High School Senior Internship in Education Program in January. Several regional MassHire Workforce Boards, including the PIC, were granted student wage funding to employ high school seniors as teaching assistant interns and in other school support positions.