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I wonder if you would be interested in supporting a program that I am initiating at Lincoln, and how you might be able to help out. I am launching a Grade 11 Internship Program, where students undertake one-week off-campus learning experience in the world of work, sponsored by a community member. I have done this at my previous school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for six years, where by now over 300 students have moved through the program. These students worked in various fields, from hospitality, to finance, engineering, marketing, education, inter-governmental relations, NGO's, embassies, health care, research, maintenance, child care, and business. Organizations that I have worked with in the past include:
- John Hopkins University
- The World Food Programme
- National Motors Corporation
- Hamlin Fistula Hospital
- World Health Organization
- Swedish Burn Care Foundation
- University of Cambridge
- Sheraton Hotels
- International Livestock Research Institute
- Saint Yared's Hospital
- Embassies of Canada, The Netherlands, Israel, The United States, Canadian Embassy, Sweden, etc.
- BornFree Wildlife Foundation
- Radisson Blu Hotels
The internships provide real-life skills that are often out of reach for international students, or "Third Culture Kids" (TCKs), who are not legally entitled to hold part-time jobs in the countries in which they reside. They also help to guide our students toward careers and post-secondary programs. Our counselors work with students to place them in internships that match their career and work/study aspirations. Students in international schools, for a variety of reasons, miss out on these impactful out-of-school learning opportunities during their teenage years; the Lincoln internship is one small - but powerful - way to redress this.
My objective in introducing our internship program is to open pathways for our students to engage with community members, to extend their learning beyond the walls of the school, to partner with parents and industry to take an active role in our students' education, and to enrich and strengthen our sense of belonging as a community here in Buenos Aires.
Today we opened our Internship page on the school's website. I invite you to take a look at it for more information. Perhaps you could think of how you might partner with us in the Lincoln Internship Program to benefit our students while bringing added value to your organization. This year, our internship program takes place March 28 - April 1, 2022.
The Lincoln Internship Program is coordinated by our Creativity Activity Service (CAS) Coordinator, Mariana Fernandez, and our Secondary National Programs Coordinator, Silvina Lopez Fernandez. Please feel free to contact me, Silvina, or Mariana for further information on this exciting new initiative. Alternatively, you could volunteer to mentor one of our students by completing our Mentor Application Form on our website.
Grade 10 students have been learning about course options for next year’s IBDP Students are beginning to think about making requests for next year’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Program courses. Students attended a presentation offering an overview of the program as well as our Student-Led IBDP Subject Fair, where they had a chance to ask in-depth questions about our courses and program. If you are a parent of a Grade 10 student, we hope you were able to attend our IBDP/Grade 11 Parent Night on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 pm. The course request process is extremely important in a student's education; for the first time, students will be thinking about making choices for courses that are two years in duration. Further, their choices now must be made in consideration of their career and university aspirations. Much of their future academic success depends on making informed decisions now. Please direct any questions about the IBDP and our grade 11/12 program to our counselors and/or Ms. Sarah Fang, IBDP Coordinator.
IMPORTANT HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS
- Saturday, November 20 - National Holiday: Sovereignty Day
- Monday, November 22 - Touristic Bridge Holiday
- Tuesday, November 23 - 9:00-9:45 am - Transition Meeting - Zoom
- Saturday, December 4 - 5:00-7:00 pm - International Day
Please, also check our (live) All School Public Calendar in the AEL website for the most updated events & information.
Please, also check our (live) All School Public Calendar in the AEL website.