The paid summer internship program has run every summer since its inception. However, in 2020 it appeared that the Covid-19 pandemic may put a hold on this valuable program. Due to the ingenuity and flexibility of the host agencies, thirteen students were safely able to experience a paid summer internship.
Mahmuda Chowdhury was one of the scholars that worked during this time as an Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator for the Summer Youth Employment & Learning Program at Opportunities Industrialization Center in New Britain.
“With this internship I was not only able to work through the worst economic crisis we have ever seen, but also given the chance to work with our next generation of leaders and workers.”
The paid summer internship program has now given a total of 274 scholars real-world, firsthand career experience. This is just one way the Robert T. Kenney Scholarship Program strives to be more than just a check for our scholars.
Since 2003, American Savings Foundation has awarded $1.5 million for paid summer internships at local nonprofits for our Robert T. Kenney scholars.
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