This week, many Ridgefield High School seniors started internships in lieu of attending class at RHS. Other seniors will join them the day after taking their last AP exams. RHS Guidance Counselor, Lori Bran explains that the goal of the internship program “is to provide real-world experiences and the chance to learn about subjects not normally covered in the High School's curriculum.” Bran notes that last year, 400 students participated in internships at 263 internship sites in Ridgefield, Danbury, Wilton, and other towns.
The Hickories Farm takes interns from RHS and surrounding towns, teaching environmental and food awareness. On a recent rainy day, students, Sara F., Hannah C., and Jessica B., were all smiles as they helped clean up from Mother’s Day Brunch amidst the baby lambs.
Many seniors go back to help at their elementary or middle schools, finding their old desks have gotten remarkably small. Scotts Ridge alum Avery B. and Shannon W. enjoyed working with SRMS students and staff.
Nicholas Y. helped a busy Ridgefield Thrift Shop manage inventory. Other popular internships include First Selectman Rudy Marconi’s office, HamletHub, and local businesses such as Pilates Barre and Moran Towing in New Canaan.
This year, RHS will choose two interns a week to feature. Please stay tuned to RPS News to learn more about these students and their internships.