Outreach seeks high school students for summer internships

Published 9:12 am Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (Outreach) has received a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF) to hire two local high school students as interns for the summer.

“We’re very grateful to the PCCF for providing the funding to help us hire interns again this year,” said Carol Newton, Outreach’s executive director. “We believe that the students will gain valuable work experience and have the chance to help our neighbors in need.”

The internships will begin on June 26 and run through Aug. 6. In order to comply with the grant requirements, students must be enrolled in high school or a similar homeschool program at the time of the start of the internship. Students must also be at least 16 years old and reside in Polk County or Landrum (zip code 29356).

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Interested students should call 828-894-2988 to schedule an interview and send their resume to tbompolk8@windstream.net or stop by the Outreach office at 134 White Drive to fill out an application.

Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1991.  The organization’s mission is to provide compassionate assistance to Polk County residents who are unable to provide for their basic life needs. For more information on Outreach, please visit www.tboutreach.org or call 828-894-2988.

– article submitted by Wendy Thomas