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CLIHS Internship Program

Work: Connection to the Economic Mainstream and a Competitive Advantage for College Admission

ALL CLIHS 11th graders do 12-week internships during the spring semester that give them work experience in the real world. By interning in private companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies and schools, Claremont students are taking an important step in developing the independence they will need to succeed in college and the labor force. The critical skills interns learn include being responsible for themselves, communicating effectively with supervisors and colleagues, and problem-solving. Another benefit of the CLIHS Internship Program is that our students, who are relatively new citizens of New York City, gain experience navigating different parts of the city by public transportation and communicating in English with people outside of their communities.

In 2015, Claremont International students interned at the following worksites:

• Bronx Tourism Council
• Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
• El Centro Español
• Crotona International HS Tech Department
• Da Matrix Music Studios
• Greater Harlem Nursing Home & Rehab Center
• International Rescue Committee
• Lincoln Medical Hospital
• Muslim Community Network
• Nanette Lepore
• New Directions HS Art Department
• NYC Councilmember Richie Torres
• NYS Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner
• NYS Assemblymember Luis R. Sepúlveda
• Peligro Sports
• Permanent Mission of Guinea
• PS 274
• PS 279
• PS 291
• PS 55
• Samara Community School
• Sauti Yetu
• Taft Campus Baseball Team
• Taft Campus Tech Department
• Union Square International HS Science Department
• University Nursing Home

Magda Aboulfadl
Internship Coordinator