We may be in the middle of winter, but it is never too early to start thinking (dreaming?) of summer. Summer is a time for baseball games, relaxing on the beach and walks along the Canalside. Summer is also a time that many employers start to think about bringing on summer help in the form of unpaid internships. Unpaid internships are often thought of a place where young individuals can get their feet wet in a new industry and an employer can get some free labor. However, unpaid internships have often lead to employers getting into legal hot water when a court determines that an intern should not have been unpaid after all. This may change under new guidance from the United States Department of Labor.
Partnership connecting students and summer internships through Say Yes Buffalo
With summer right around the corner, many students are looking for summer internships.
Internships are vital to student’s career readiness, as they teach students about both the technical and soft skills needed to compete in the workforce.
Although Buffalo is on the rise, there is a heavy anchor that is holding back the potential of this resurgence: our public school system.
There is new evidence every day in construction and rehabilitations, new restaurants and business expansions. However, each year, our school system fails thousands of students, many of whom drop out or fail to graduate.
Say Yes Buffalo and the support services they provide are helping to keep students in school and prepare them for post-secondary education.
It is due to the successful efforts of Say Yes that we’re proud to partner with them to build a Business Council.