I learned a lot about effective communication and how to be a part of a team [...] I got much more confident about asking questions and meeting new people. I think these skills will continue to benefit me as I go through new experiences.
Natalia Sabato, City Attorney's Office Intern
City of Santa Fe, Legal Department
During this internship I was able to develop my communication skills as well as my ability to to learn new stuff in a short period of time. I plan to utilize my newly developed skills in my next job and school.
Asael Garcia, Jr., Civil Engineering Intern
BSN Santa Fe Internship
One thing I learned about life was the motto or mantra saying "get to work, work hard, and never stop working until the job is done"...I just thought that was super positive.
Work-based learning (WBL) is a structured internship program that collaboratively engages local high-value employers and SFPS high schools offering junior and senior students quality internship, job-shadow and mentorship experiences.
Student Intern Benefits
Participation in a “boot camp”-style soft skills training pre-internship. They learn about professionalism, work ethic, effective communication, teamwork and problem-solving. They build a résumé, learn about email etiquette and practice interviewing skills.
A broad range of transferable skills with hands-on training in a student’s desired career field. They also earn academic credit.
The application of classroom knowledge and skills to real world situations.
The opportunity to connect and network with general managers and CEOs of high paying careers.
Business Partner and Community Benefits
Access to a range of talented and motivated high school students, resulting in filling job vacancies and the creation of a future workforce pipeline at zero-wage labor expense.
Fresh perspectives and problem-solving skills to the workforce, providing opportunities for innovative business development.
The ability to “give back” to their community by investing time to train and mentor our next generation.