Marymount’s Internship and Mentoring Program started with just two interns, and as of this summer, the program sponsors 50 girls in 19 internships with locations throughout Los Angeles. The program fosters personal growth through involvement in a community of scholars and other leaders. Participants learn to contribute to society through the public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.
Marymount’s internship program provides students opportunities to work with extraordinary leaders who are not only role models, but who have made important contributions ranging from neuroscience, STEM fields, and art conservation to animation, public policy, and public health, in sites throughout the Los Angeles area.
On why she why she developed and grew the internship program, Head of Marymount High School, Jacqueline L. Landry notes, “When a girl has access to a mentor, the impact on her future is unparalleled. At this stage in her life, a girl needs to see and to be encouraged by leaders and to have experience in ‘real world’ settings as she seeks to discover her unique future path.”
This year, Marymount students will be learning from leaders at the Department of Homeland Security, The Getty Conservation Institute, the LMU School of Film and Television, various research and medical departments at UCLA, the Pink Lotus Breast Center, CO Architects, Inspire Entertainment and the Torrance Courthouse. In addition, several students are pursuing advanced studies, participating in the following programs: the WEBB Schools’ Global Leadership Program, Adventures of the Mind, COSMOS, and the Brain Research Institute’s 2014 NeuroCamp at UCLA.
For more information about Marymount’s Internship program, visit www.mhs-la.org.