All posts tagged skills

Science Wednesdays

New on my calendar this year — each Wednesday afternoon I am leading a Science Wednesdays group for a group of children ages 7-12, plus teen assistants.   Our small group meets weekly after school on Wednesdays in the conference room of a nonprofit group.  We enjoy the luxury of having time and materials for experimenting.   For the study […]

Seven Skills for Parks and Landscaping

What are the skills learned in jobs and internships in parks and landscaping?  How can summer jobs in park maintenance and landscaping be designed to help youth build skills and explore career options?  What types of projects and tasks enhance learning?  Here is an example of seven skills, with associated tasks, taken from a sample of […]

Seven Skills for Arts Internships

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What are the skills learned in arts-related internships and summer jobs?  How is the practice of creativity and artistic skills in a professional art studio different from in a classroom setting?  What are the practical skills used in careers in the arts? Internship experiences in the arts can allow students to work with mentors on arts projects — learning about the […]

Seven Skills in Graphic Design

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Many students use graphic design in their work-based learning experiences, both as the primary focus — in graphic design internships — and as a key skill within internships, summer jobs and student-led projects in the arts, community service, entrepreneurship, journalism, education, museum work and other fields. Students may be engaged in creating logos, signs, brochures and […]

Seven Skills for Fashion Internships

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In honor of Boston Fashion Week* here is a feature on skills for fashion-related internships.  Examples of fashion-related internships (from sample Massachusetts work-based learning programs) include: Working in fashion retailing. Working as an intern in a fashion design setting. Working in a student entrepreneurship program focused on apparel and jewelry design. Helping to teach in a sewing program for […]

Seven Skills for Physical Therapy Internships

A physical therapy intern has an opportunity to become familiar with professional skills used in a physical therapy clinic while providing support for the staff and patients through a variety of office and clinical tasks. Interns can become familiar with office procedures, including record-keeping, scheduling and billing, with equipment operation and maintenance, and with clinical […]

Seven Skills for Childcare Internships

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Many youth employment programs provide opportunities for teens to work in early childhood education settings: in childcare programs, summer day camps, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Interns may work as teaching assistants, assisting with child’s activities as well as general classroom duties such as organizing materials, preparing snacks and general cleaning.  Interns may prepare lessons for the […]

Seven Skills for Research Internships

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Many internship experiences focus on specia reserach projects.  The ideal project is one that is valuable to your organization; provides the intern with insight into your organization and field of work; will require a significant number of hours of work; and involves skills and tasks that you can teach to a short-term intern. Many summer […]

Seven Skills for Journalism Internships

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Part of a series of “seven skills” articles. What are the skills used in journalism internships? Many students seek out jobs and internships in journalism and related arts, media and communications positions. What are some of the responsibilities they take on? What skills do they develop? Here is a sample of seven skills from the […]

Seven Skills for Culinary Arts & Food Service Internships

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What are the skills used in culinary arts, cooking and food service careers?  What skills do youth build in their work-based learning experiences?  From our database of Work-Based Learning Plans, here is a set of seven skills. Youth may be participating in a student-run restaurant based in a school or youth program; as interns in a […]