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Hiring an Intern

Written by Andrea Dispenza, Training Coordinator/Marketing Manager, Support Center

Shakeela Pegues, 17, could have gotten a job working in a neighborhood store, but she knew that it would not help her to achieve her dream, which is to own her own business as a child care provider.

Shakeela Pegues

Shakeela Pegues

Instead, she followed the advice of a classmate at Brooklyn Preparatory High School and applied to Futures & Options (FAO) Internship Program.

Shakeela’s persistence and drive paid off when she was accepted into the program and received an internship with the Support Center.

Now she has a job to help her pay for college applications and she is getting hands-on office experience that will help her reach her dream.

When the Support Center was looking for an intern to assist us with administrative tasks, we were instantly drawn to Futures and Options because they provide:

  • Pre-screening and work-readiness training for all interns to ensure that the young people hired are ready to work

  • Individual on-site meetings to provide assistance in developing job descriptions and projects that will benefit both the Support Center and the intern

  • Ongoing support for the supervisors/mentors as well as for the interns

Please join us in welcoming Shakeela to the Support Center!
We look forward to providing her with a meaningful work experience.


To learn more about partnering with Futures and Options
call 212-601-0002 or email info@futuresandoptions.org

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