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Invest in San Antonio’s Future Workforce

Hire SA Works Summer Interns

As Spring Break has come and gone, the next big school reprieve is on many students’ minds: Summer vacation. For thousands of San Antonio high school students, seeking an internship is key to continue learning over the summer while earning and contributing to their family.

SA Works’ summer internship program is focused on connecting high school students, aged 16-20, with local employers for meaningful, paid summer internships that help apply what they are learning in the classroom to the workplace. Internships typically last six to eight weeks and interns work a minimum of 20 hours a week. Students get valuable exposure to industries that may not otherwise have been considered for a future career through networking opportunities, hands-on experiential learning, and leadership development—all of which look great on a resume.

Employers are encouraged to learn more about the program and consider hiring students through SA Works as the demand for these opportunities continues to increase year after year.

“Last year, over 2,000 high school students signed up and expressed interest in applying for summer internships. We aim to recruit more employers this year to hire summer interns and provide additional opportunities to students ready and willing to learn and contribute through summer employment,” said Saani Fong, SA Works School- to-Career Director.

For employers, it’s a win-win opportunity as interns present leadership development opportunities for employees within a given organization, while increasing workplace productivity and infusing new perspectives that challenge the status quo. Employers in San Antonio’s high growth industries participate including healthcare, life science, manufacturing, information technology, cybersecurity, and financial services, showing students firsthand what working in a fast-moving, growing San Antonio can be like.

Security Service Federal Credit Union has participated in hiring SA Works interns the past three years and has seen the direct positive impact these students have had on the organization. Last summer’s interns supported human resources and accounting departments. View their internship experience here: Security Service Federal Credit Union.

Companies like H-E-B, HoltCat, Joeris, CPS Energy, Bexar County, Toyota, Valero Energy, Firstmark Credit Union, and LiftFund, and the City of San Antonio, have committed to returning to the program in 2019 to hire interns. An online portal makes it easy to connect with interns, post and manage positions, and seek help from the SA Works team. Register today via www.SAWorks.org/connect, or learn more about the program by contacting the SA Works School-to-Career Director Saani Fong at ssfong@sanantonioedf.com

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