This summer, Opportunity Santa Fe (OSF) launched its Pilot Summer Internship Program to great success!
Seven interns (ages 16 to 18 years old) participated in the program, which included completing a computer literacy course at the Santa Fe Community College to gain new computer skills and gaining hands-on work experience with OSF collaborative working groups by developing and implementing self-directed projects.
What they did
"I created a report, brochure, and helped create a website for STEM Scaffold Santa Fe. I also volunteered to help students at a camp when the campers were building a smart green house" - Mariah Mejillas Rivera, STEM Scaffold Santa Fe Intern
"I learned how to build a website, developed professional skills within Microsoft Office software, and was able to creatively express myself while assisting Santa Fe based non-profits using my devices, video editing software, and art!" - Jade Rael, Community Learning Network Intern
"I created a brochure, used Microsoft Office apps, created and updated a website, conducted interviews, created reports, analyzed surveys, and translated the brochure and the website into Spanish." - Iris Fonseca, STEM Scaffold Santa Fe Intern
"Learned how to repair electronics, including phones, computers, & tablets." - Leandro Lopez, YouthWorks! Intern
"I worked with my mentor to create Library kits for kids to learn about native pollinators including bees and butterflies" - Aseneth Ultreras, Community Educators Network Intern
A highlight of my internship was being able to help promote STEM to many young kids because I personally think that it is a very important career." - Mariah Mejillas Rivera, STEM Scaffold Santa Fe Intern
"First time I got to do a repair on my own" - Leandro Lopez, YouthWorks! Intern
"Being able to meet new people & learn new skills" - Odaly Alas, Poder Familiar Intern
"The highlight was imagining kids having fun, which made it worthwhile" - Aseneth Ultreras, Community Educators Network Intern
Thank you so much to all our interns, mentors, community partners & staff who made this internship possible.