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Practicing what we preach with a summer intern

Charlotte Works is set to welcome a summer youth intern.

Diamond Grier, a rising senior at East Mecklenburg High School, is a participant of the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program.

She will join the staff in mid-June and work eight weeks.

“We’re trying to give her exposure to all our staff and the various positions within the organization,” says Pat Battle, executive assistant/office manager. “Plus, she’ll benefit from our services, specifically resume and career coaching.”

Grier will engage in a combination of observation and actual work. She’ll attend orientations, workshops and meetings of the board of directors and the youth council.

At the end of her internships, Grier will make a presentation to select staff members on her experiences and offer suggestions for improvement in one specific aspect of Charlotte Works operations, such as orientation, or developing a campus program to educate students about the organization.

“We’re giving her career exposure and work experience, including soft-skill development such as time management, dressing for success, leadership and critical thinking,” says Danielle Frazier, director of youth programs. “And we’re getting out of it what we’re selling to employers and the community: developing the talent pipeline through youth.”

6 Comments
  • Dontasia Moise
    Posted at 18:24h, 11 June Reply

    My name is Dontasia Moise and I’m a rising 8th grader. I currently attend Kipp Charlotte. I would like to find out more about your intern summer program. You can contact me at (704)890-2093 or email me if I’m elegible to attend. Thank you, Dontasia

    • Sara Collins
      Posted at 19:23h, 11 June Reply

      Good afternoon, Ms. Moise! Thanks for your interest in interning with Charlotte Works! I’ll pass your contact information to the appropriate staff here and someone will be in touch with you shortly. Best of luck!
      Sara Collins, Communications Manager

  • Charity Lilly
    Posted at 13:56h, 13 June Reply

    I would like information on how to get my 16-year old daughter an internship with Charlotte Works. Thanks!

    • Sara Collins
      Posted at 21:49h, 16 June Reply

      Good afternoon! Please accept my apologies for the delayed response. I’ll forward your request to the appropriate staff and have someone get back in touch early next week.

      Best regards,
      Sara Collins, Communications Manager

  • Solomon Johnson
    Posted at 14:11h, 13 June Reply

    Hello, I’m a raising Junior @ POB, I think this is a great program for youth. Can I still sign up? I checked your website (Mayor’s Youth Employment Program) late March early April, and the program was closed. For next year, when does registration starts?

    • Sara Collins
      Posted at 21:50h, 16 June Reply

      Good afternoon, Mr. Johnson! I apologize for the delay in responding to your request! I’ll forward it to the appropriate staff and someone will be in touch with you soon.

      Thanks for your interest in Charlotte Works!
      Sara Collins, Communications Manager

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