The EMS internship program gives high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to explore their interests, gain confidence and learn about career paths. Placements within the school itself have given students the opportunity to explore interests in:
- information technology
- marketing and communications
- fund raising
- elementary education.
In the broader community, placement opportunities include:
- financial institutions
- architect firms
- physical therapy practices
- several locations within James Madison University
- a mechanical engineering firm
- an aviation operation.
A student experience
Caroline Young ’22 is in her second placement at James Madison University. Her first was a sports marketing internship and her second placement is with strength and conditioning for men’s and women’s basketball at the university’s new Atlantic Union Bank Center.
“My experience has connected me with my future plans… Before this internship I was hesitate about college and had no idea what I wanted to do. Now I am so excited for college, and know exactly what I want to do!”
Jennifer Young coordinates the program. She is always exploring new opportunities for EMS interns. Potential placement hosts can reach out to Young with questions and to express interest by contacting her directly, or completing this simple form.
“My hope is that the experience is worthwhile not only for the student, but also for the host organization,” she says.