The Orange County Youth Bureau has begun its 2016 Internship Program. In its sixth year, the program allows 25 students this year to volunteer in 16 county departments where they gain real life work experience.
Students will work in administrative and computer-related areas in designated assignments and projects, and on the field. The program, for students entering their sophomore and junior years, and graduating seniors, runs through Aug. 17.
Rachel Wilson, director of the Orange County Youth Bureau, said, “Interns are given a youth-friendly environment to learn and practice their job readiness skills. County departments are able to use their motivated youth volunteers as resources to further advance the work and mission in meeting the needs of Orange County.”
Students who are participating come from Middletown, Valley Central, Pine Bush, Washingtonville, Minisink Valley, Cornwall, S. S. Seward, Goshen, Monroe, Woodbury schools and Chapel Field Christian School.
The Youth Bureau hosted an orientation on June 29. The young interns were given a job readiness skills workshop facilitated by Michael Bark and Tiffany Niles. Molly O’Donnell from Orange County Human Resources, also discussed the county’s policies and safe workplace environments. The students then put their skills into practice during their first meeting with their supervisors.
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