All students deserve an excellent education so they can reach their full potential. Stamford Achieves is happy to provide a number of community resources to further opportunities for students.
Stamford Achieves seeks to shine a spotlight, from time to time, on some of the wonderful students and parents/guardians in the Stamford Public Schools (SPS). Unfortunately, we cannot introduce you to all those who are deserving of such recognition.
We are seeking to periodically feature an SPS student who has (1) made significant academic gains in core classes and/or (2) demonstrated a consistent concern for the success, academic or otherwise, of fellow classmates over the last 12-24 months.
Parent engagement is a critical component to ensuring student success both in and outside the classroom. In fact, research shows that students typically perform better in school when their parent(s) or guardian(s) are involved at the school level.
In Stamford, we have so many dedicated parents and guardians committing their time and energy to their children’s future. Stamford Achieves has the opportunity to work with some of these individuals in conjunction with our programming and we will also periodically recognize them in our SA Spotlight.
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View a list of community organizations in Stamford, many of which are compiled yearly by the Stamford Youth Services Bureau.
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Student Internship & Job Bank
Our job and internship portal is designed to provide local students with opportunities to connect with employers and fill needs at their companies or organizations.
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Here you will find important documents. Some were produced by Stamford Achieves and others are from the many sources we closely follow; all of which are pertinent to our mission.
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Stamford Achieves (SA) acts only as an intermediary between employers posting internship and job opportunities and student candidates. All hiring and compensation for work performed by students is handled directly between the student and the employer. SA also reserves the right to refuse to post or remove internship or job postings.
We do not guarantee or take responsibility for (a) the truthfulness, accuracy, quality, safety, morality, desirability or legality of employer information and position listings, (b) the ability of employers to offer internship and job opportunities, or (c) the hiring, recruiting or other practices of any employer. Students are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting employment.
An internship, particularly for students at least 16 years of age, is a great way to get to know yourself a little better while building skills that will make you better prepared for the future. Internships can help you understand how a professional organization functions in the real world. While interning, you will have the opportunity to assess and refine your career goals. It is a “trial period”, an opportunity to test ideas about your interests and potential professions – whether it’s entertainment, non-profit, technology, health – without requiring a lengthy commitment. Just remember, no matter what you do and how long you do it for, do it to the best of your ability.
Some internships are “salaried” positions and some are strictly volunteer. Either way, you will likely gain valuable experience. Please note that most are highly competitive and you should pay close attention to the application deadlines.
Many organizations do not advertise the availability of internships or jobs and so it often requires some initiative on your part. With this portal, Stamford Achieves is seeking to aggregate internship and job opportunities for Stamford’s high school students.
Although we would ultimately like to post all student internship and job opportunities that is simply not realistic. Therefore, it is recommended that you conduct an internet search, look out for postings and check newspaper listings. Also, please use your networks – guidance counselors, teachers, parents, relatives, family, and friends – anyone who may have contacts within businesses or organizations that interest you.
The City of Stamford benefits tremendously from a large and diverse group of employers. These employers can and often do offer our high school students internship as well as job opportunities. However, employment opportunities are not typically aggregated so as to streamline the process for both the prospective employers and students. This portal is designed to be a simple and efficient way to maximize our tremendous resources.
We welcome your feedback as to how we can make this portal as productive and efficient as possible so please do not hesitate to email us at email@example.com and thanks so much for participating.