I had an idea, and I wondered if any of you were familiar with a program like this. I can provide a pretty decent internship job for a motivated high school student in the summer at my company. I have a motivated high school student who is my son. However, from a college admissions perspective, and frankly from an experience perspective, it would be better if my son worked for something other than the family business. I wondered if there might be an opportunity for a sort of entrepreneur's internship swap, to exchange kids for the summer to work in each other's businesses. I am toying with a website idea if such a thing does not exist.
As a follow-up bleg, our family's philosophy is to try to have our son use his summers to test out potential interests to see if they are really something that interest him once he has seen the inside of it. To that extent, he is researching summer internships in three highly diverse (to say the least) areas:
- international affairs, particularly comparative government systems and the interactions of different cultures and governments
- astronomy and space exploration (greater emphasis on observation than theory)
- sports journalism, particularly analysis and production and possibly writing rather than being a broadcast personality
Anyone who might be familiar with a summer program for incoming HS juniors is encouraged to comment or drop me a quick email with a pointer.