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Birmingham Promise Internships Start Today for the City of Birmingham Schools Class of 2022 « The Official Site for the City of Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama. – Birmingham Promise today launched a new semester of paid internships for seniors at Birmingham City Schools.

Throughout the spring, 75 seniors will gain work experience at 65 local businesses, ranging from the city’s largest public and private institutions to small businesses and startups.

“These experiences allow students to earn money, develop professional skills and begin to build professional networks that will last a lifetime,” said Rachel Harmon, Executive Director of Birmingham Promise. “At the same time, our participating companies are building a pool of talent that will help them meet their future workforce needs. It lays the foundation for continued economic success in Birmingham.

Birmingham Promise internships focus on four main sectors: finance and insurance, healthcare and life sciences, energy and engineering, and digital technology.

Students who participate in the program earn $15 per hour and also receive academic credit for their workplace experiences. Students are matched with local employers after an application and interview process.

One of the students who received an internship is Aniyah Mosley, a student from Wenonah High School who will be working at Protective this spring.

“We were delighted to welcome Aniyah to Protective and had a great time getting to know her as she joined Protective,” said Kat DePalma, human resources consultant at Protective, one of the local companies offering courses this spring. “Protective is delighted to have this opportunity to support our Birmingham students while giving them the opportunity to learn about our industry.”

Since Birmingham Promise launched in 2020, nearly 250 students from Birmingham City Schools have benefited from the internship program and over 80 local employers have participated.

Employers participating in the program this semester include:

  • A. Boswell Media; Alabama Media Group; Alabama Power; Altec; American Pipes and Supply; Babypalooza; Bama Health Foods; Barons of Birmingham; Birmingham Black Chamber of Commerce; Birmingham Business Journal; Birmingham City Schools; Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; Birmingham Public Library; Birmingham Zoo; Blue Cross Blue Shield; Boulo; Brasfield & Gorrie; Bridgeworth Wealth Management;
  • CBG Strategies/Jones Group LLC; Climax PR; CobbsAllen; Cooper Green Mercy Health Services; Real estate business ; EBSCO; eManual Business Solutions; encompass health; Fleetio; Goodwyn MillsCawood; Hardward Park; Hoar Building; Kassouf & Co.; Kassouf Healthcare Solutions; Kelly road builders; Accounting of the builders of the kingdom; Landing; LRY Media; Magic City Pest Control; Medical Properties Trust; Naughty But Kind Kettle Corn Co.; Oakworth Capital Bank; Prosper; Protective; robins & Morton; Rx Benefits; Segal Actuarial Services/Consulting; Shipped; Arrow; Starnes Davis Florie;
  • therapy brands; South Therapy; 3G chemical solutions; TruFund Financial Services; UAB Career Center; UAB clinical simulation; UAB Facilities Planning Design and Construction; Administration of UAB facilities; Office of the President of the UAB; UAB Provost’s Office; UAB hospital maintenance; UAB Human Resources; Birmingham Urban Impact; Urban League; Vulcan materials; Vulcan Valuable Partners; Woodlawn Foundation.

Birmingham Promise continues to encourage new companies to join the internship program. Anyone interested should contact Birmingham Promise at 205-843-5967.

About the Birmingham Promise

Birmingham Promise provides up to four years of tuition assistance to City of Birmingham school graduates attending Alabama public colleges and universities. It also runs an internship program that allows high school students to gain valuable work experience while earning money and earning academic credit. Since 2020, the program has provided nearly 800 Birmingham graduates with financial support and success coaching while enrolling at university. It has also offered nearly 250 internships. For more information about Birmingham Promise, visit http://www.birminghampromise.org/ or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.