Katie participates in Mock Trial and Model U.N. as a junior at Thayer Academy. Because she spends summers in Falmouth with her family, the Internship Connection contacted lawyers on Cape Cod. Katie interned two days per week in a civil law office and was able to utilize her organizational and computer skills as she performed paralegal work on a wide variety of projects.
In her journal, she wrote that one of the most challenging aspects of her work was overcoming initial nervousness when speaking on the telephone, requesting medical records for clients. “By the last phone call, I wasn’t nervous anymore, even when I was asked questions I didn’t expect. My mentor said it would be a good learning experience, and it was. Thank you for this opportunity. I know that not a lot of kids in high school can intern, so I appreciate the opportunity. I learned a lot and worked hard and would definitely do it again.”
On Katie’s last day, her mentor took her out for lunch and gave her a gift certificate to Border’s.