As a junior, Ashika was keen to get marketing experience in a real business environment, but like most high school students, securing one wasn't easy. Through Empowerly, she was able to intern with Spero Ventures where she managed the social media platforms, regularly posting and sending marketing emails for the company over a summer.
Most high schoolers like Ashika hit a wall when looking for internships. A search on Chegg brings up internships that are mostly targeted at college students. Not only that, but opportunities are even more scarce during the pandemic. According to Glassdoor, over 1 in 2 U.S. internship openings have been closed since the coronavirus crisis began in March this year. How can high school students compete with a college student who has more experience and specialized knowledge? It's asking the impossible of a company to take a chance and hire a high school student, right?
Wrong! While they are difficult to land on your own, they can be secured with the help of Empowerly.