Success Stories

Jackie’s Startup Internship on the Boston Waterfront

As a sophomore at Choate Rosemary Hall, Jackie was interested in startups and technology. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, she had moved to Boston from Silicon Valley and was seeking a meaningful summer internship. We connected Jackie to Cashtivity, whose office was located in an exciting startup accelerator in Boston’s Innovation District. Cashtivity is a technology and data driven company, producing learning products based on challenges to enliven the entrepreneurial spirit and skills of K-12 students.
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A Programming Internship for a High School Junior

Andrew (arms folded above) is from an American family who is currently living in England. They reached out to us in order to establish an internship related to Computer Science/Programming. We Skyped with Andrew to get to know him and understand his interests, helped to establish summer housing for him in a college dormitory, and connected him to Privy, a venture capital backed startup company. Privy’s office is in Downtown Boston in the WeWork building, a short subway ride from Andrew’s dorm.
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High School Engineering Intern to MIT Grad

It’s wonderful to read  news about former interns! Harry participated in an engineering internship with us as a junior in high school.
Harry’s mentor was the company’s CEO, a graduate of MIT who wrote Harry’s letter of recommendation:

I have been impressed with Harry’s engaging personality, intelligence and maturity throughout his internship. He quickly grasped the necessary concepts involved in our operation and excelled on every task that he was assigned to. His responsibilities included: attending all manufacturing meetings, learning ISO requirements and the operating procedure for all machines. Once I understood his advanced level of competence, I assigned Harry the task of developing procedural documents for maintaining each piece of equipment.
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The Internship Connection’s Prestigious Boston STEM Internships

(STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Internships for Global Leadership

Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world. – President Barack Obama, March 23, 2015

At Internship Connection, we place high school and college students with interests in these crucial fields in a wide variety of prestigious placement sites often in Boston and Cambridge.

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Ben, High School internship – Technology

Ben is an MBA candidate at Stanford and the Co-founder Verix, a business intelligence software company headquartered in Los Altos, California.

When he was a sophomore at Phillips Academy, Ben told us that he was interested in both technology and business. We established an internship for him in technology operations and systems management, working directly under the Vice President of Technology in a large company in Boston. Ben oversaw computer hardware and software maintenance within this e-commerce firm of 700+ employees. He managed systems networking equipment during office expansion and created basic HTML code for internal company use. Ben felt fortunate to receive a stellar recommendation for college from his mentor.

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Lauren, High School internship – Fashion

Lauren is an Interior Designer at Gensler, NYC. Her career path began with a high school fashion internship that we established for her in New York City. At Scarsdale High, Lauren had previously taken the Saturday program at Fashion Institute of Technology and wanted to have a “behind the scenes” experience in the fashion industry. We established an internship at Style-Caster, a NYC on-line fashion company with an energetic young staff.  In her Internship Connection journal, Lauren wrote:

“What I love about the company is that my responsibilities vary day to day. I have catalogued merchandise, worked on the set of photo shoots and organized marketing events. My favorite thing was assisting guest stylists.”

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Mike, High School internship – Advertising, Marketing

Currently the Digital Title Product Manager at Vistaprint, Mike’s passion for graphic arts and marketing have been consistent throughout his career. When he was in high school, Mike told us he was interested in learning how a successful business is developed, and in particular, marketing and advertising. We matched Mike to BigFish, a Boston marketing and PR company. Their founder and Mike’s mentor is also a Professor of Media Relations at Emerson College.

Mike then parlayed that internship to a marketing internship with the New England Patriots. More internships followed as well as 6 years of promotions at Vistaprint.

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Divya, High School internship – Business

Divya is currently an MBA Candidate at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern, following a six year career at Wayfair.

In the summer of 2011, Divya was a junior at Boston University and enrolled in our program, seeking a summer internship related to business. We helped her create a resume, prepped her for her workplace interview and established an internship in product development at Publisher’s Clearing House NY, near her home on Long Island.

Then, in 2012, as a college senior, Divya turned to us again for a second internship with the intent of further building her resume. We were in touch with our contacts at Boston-based Wayfair, the fastest growing on-line retailer of home goods in the U.S. Our thoughts were that since Divya already had product experience at her previous internship, this would make her an attractive candidate. After her interview, she was immediately accepted to an internship and following that, her first job.

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