Remote Internship Experience, Part of the Next Generation of LearnDoEarn
Building on the success of the LearnDoEarn Student Achievement System, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Foundation was asked by educators to develop project-based learning activities for young adults eager to gain employability skills and work experience.
In the Remote Internship Experience (RIE), young adults serve as off-site ‘interns’ with the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. They work in teams to deploy a social entrepreneurship project they conceive, plan, execute, measure and present. The project must make measurable improvements in a life (other students, younger children, adults, animals) or to the environment. At the discretion of the school/college, students can implement their projects within the school building or on campus, or in other locations such as a children’s hospital, nature center, homeless shelter, or senior citizens center.
Objectives and Outcomes of RIE:
At the end of the project, student teams will present their projects/outcomes to a panel of judges comprised of business people who will select the team that has done the best job, made the most impact, and presented their project most professionally. One winning team will receive prizes.
Individuals who successfully complete the Remote Internship Experience will:
- be granted permission to add the experience to their résumés,
- be able to cite the Chamber, a highly respected independent business association that has an instantly recognized brand and a 100-year history in the state, as their internship organization,
- receive a letter of recommendation from a Chamber executive