About 500 Miami Dade County Public Schools students reported to work Monday at more than 60 employers in the top growth industries in Miami as part of 5-week paid assignments aimed at helping bolster their career prospects. The class is the largest ever participating in the program, and is funded by a $100,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase.
The internship program is managed by M-DCPS and is open to students who participate in the National Academy Foundation career academy programs in Engineering, Information Technology, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism and Health Science. The interns will get hands-on experience in top growth industries, earn college credit, build their resume, and get access to mentoring and coaching. Employers include Marriott International, Miami Children’s Hospital, Perry Ellis, State Farm and University of Miami Health System.
Last week, JPMorgan Chase announced a commitment to help fund summer jobs for more than 4,000 teenagers and young adults as well as learning opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and math for 20,000 13- to 24-year-olds. The firm is working with mayors, nonprofit organizations and other private sector employers in 14 cities, including Miami.