Job Shadows

An important part of the organization’s mission is to arrange for local employers to provide one-day to one-week job shadowing opportunities, predominantly for students in grades 8-10, and one to two semester-long internship experiences for students in grades 11 and 12. According to Simone Murray, DirectEmployers Institute Executive Director, “We work diligently to find the right match between student and employer and will provide all the necessary documentation to support the match, including application forms, workplace job descriptions, and program evaluations.” She added, “We also provide coaching for employers on how to communicate with program youth and ways to make work-based learning a meaningful experience for both the student and the employer.”