For more information, please contact Kat Armstrong, Learning Through Internship Coordinator, at [email protected] or (208) 498-0559.
Benefits to Mentors
- Have an extra set of hands to tackle daily tasks at your organization
- Have a fresh set of eyes look at your work and see new answers to old problems
- Diversify your workforce
- Get work projects off the back burner
- Prepare potential future employees (internships are the best interview tool!)
- Share your passion with a new generation
- Provide a service for students in need
- Develop a new understanding of what it means to provide meaningful education
- Join a city-wide network of professionals
- Positively impact drop out and graduation rates in our city
- Create new types of relationships within your organization
- Provide a service to the students and families in your community
Each student has a mentor in the community who shares the student’s interest. The mentor guides and coaches the student intern at the work site, while the student receives additional project support from the advisor back at school. The student is expected to contribute a substantial work of real consequence to the LTI site. The mentor becomes a part of the students learning team.