By Amanda Schimmel
Our fourth Intern Delaware cohort has arrived! With more than 150 interns registered and rearing to go, the program is already off to a great start. Intern Delaware plays a key role in retaining and boosting Delaware's workforce through an eight-week program designed to show emerging talent how the First State can be the ideal place to launch a career and start a life. Through participating in skills workshops, interacting with some of Delaware’s most distinguished stakeholders, and learning the wonders of the “Delaware Way,” each intern will leave the program with a better understanding of what the First State has to offer.
Networking is crucial to building a career – and just last week the interns welcomed Angela Jo Colella to lead an interactive Dale Carnegie Training networking workshop at our first Coffee & Conversation event. Held at the DuPont Experimental Station, interns put their skills to the test and learned the ins and outs of engaging and maintaining contacts in the corporate world.
On Tuesday, the Intern Delaware cohort took a trip to the state's capital to see Delaware's decisionmakers in action at Legislative Hall. They had a chance to meet a handful of members of the General Assembly; Senator Tizzy Lockman, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, Senator Eric Buckson, and Representative Ruth Briggs King all shared their responsibilities and current projects and engaged with our interns as they inquired about the legislative process. To finish the day, the group was given a full tour of Legislative Hall, including the ability to sit in session.
With the program only a few weeks in, interns have also attended a Senior Executive Roundtable, experienced the culture of arts at OperaDelaware, and heard from leaders across multiple sectors on the unique opportunities Delaware has to offer. As summer continues, we look forward to providing much more content and conversations geared to help our Intern Delaware cohort understand the unique aspects of Delaware’s economy and culture. Upcoming events include:
June 26 - Say Goodbye to, "DE is Boring" webinar with Alexis Harris
June 28 - Lunch & Learn: Business Dining Etiquette at Goldey-Beacom College
July 12 - Axe Throwing with the DE Young Professionals Network (DYPN) at Constitution Yards
July 18 - Coffee & Conversation: Courageous Conversations at Chemours Discovery Hub
July 19 - A Conversation with Governor John Carney webinar
July 20 - Lunch & Learn: Build your Network with DYPN & Leadership Delaware at CSC Station
July 24 - DEI in Delaware with DE Racial Justice Collaborative webinar
July 28 - Volunteer experience at the Friendship House
August 1 - Landing the Job: The Foundations of Career Readiness webinar
August 8-10 - #MILLSUMMIT
To learn more about Intern Delaware and get involved, contact Helana Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.