The thought of having a 16 or 17 year old work in my office seemed like asking a lot of my time and of my staff. We are a busy office with 3 staff plus 5 volunteers in a small space and it seemed like it would take more work than we would get out of the deal. But, after 9 weeks of having students who start as timid, inexperienced, giggly teens -- they turned out to be an awesome group of young professionals who we consider hiring. The internship experience is give and take by everyone involved. Having a balance of confidence and basic abilities plus being open to learning is a key to success. Consistency, honesty, being on time, constant communications, asking for clarification, and confidence are core values that make a difference for a positive internship experience.
Dale Gorman, Executive Director
Kids’ Community Dental Clinic