Showing posts with label intern. Show all posts
Showing posts with label intern. Show all posts

Sunday, January 15, 2023

6 Tri-County RVTHS Students Awarded 100 Hour Paid Internships

Tri-County RVTHS is pleased to announce six students awarded paid internships from the Work-Based Learning Alliance in partnership with the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council

Tri-County RVTHS Engineering Students participated in a 2022 STEM Week Challenge, a collaborative effort between the Mass STEM Hub and PBLWorks, which tasked students to research an in-demand STEM career that interests them and connect with professionals in those fields. The objective of the challenge was to help students understand how demand for careers changes and what types of opportunities may be available in the future. 

“The most valuable outcome of the STEM Week Challenge project is that our engineering students, through contacting a STEM professional, conducting an interview, creating a presentation and delivering an oral pitch, were able to develop highly transferable networking skills,” said Angela Batt, Engineering Instructor.

Sophomores Kaleigh Stenstrom of Walpole and Gavin Cataldo of Franklin won six 100-hour internships valued at $9,000 for their “hard work, impressive presentations, and polished pitches,” said Jacob Barry, Partnerships and Communication Director at the Mass STEM Hub. The internships awarded grant students 100-hour paid virtual internships available Spring or Summer of 2023. 

These internships are designed to help students develop real-world skills and professional connections while receiving feedback from industry experts. To select the students who would be awarded the scholarships, Engineering instructors tasked students with writing a persuasive essay describing why this opportunity was important and what they would like to gain from the experience. 

The six students selected are Kaleigh Stenstrom of Walpole, Jaimin Farrington Leet of Franklin, Leonardo Oliveira of Plainville, Noah Hurley of Plainville, William Chenette of Medway, and Gavin Cataldo of Franklin. 

These sophomores have the opportunity to work virtually during the Spring or Summer of 2023 at a paid internship facilitated by the Work-Based Learning (WBL) Alliance. “Having the opportunity to work on an internship is a glimpse into the life of upperclassmen on co-op. I look forward to having this experience before my junior year,” commented William Chenette.

(L to R) Kaleigh Stenstrom, Jaimin Farrington Leet, Leonardo Oliveira, Noah Hurley, William Chenette (not pictured Gavin Cataldo)
(L to R) Kaleigh Stenstrom, Jaimin Farrington Leet, Leonardo Oliveira, Noah Hurley, William Chenette (not pictured Gavin Cataldo)

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Tri-County RVTHS Seniors Gaining On-The-Job Experience

Senior Legal and Protective students have secured co-ops and internships in their preferred fields to help them gain valuable work experience before they graduate high school. The Legal and Protective Services shop is a criminal justice-based practical career program. The curriculum covers many aspects of criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional law, civics, police field tactics, investigation techniques, C.S.I., self-defense, critical thinking, leadership, psychology, and public service.  The two-teacher shop is led by an attorney and a veteran police officer.  

Teaghan LeBlanc
Teaghan LeBlanc

Teaghan LeBlanc pursued an internship with the Millis Police Department her junior year due to a relationship she built through volunteering and community participation as early as middle school. LeBlanc reorganized the records department, proving herself to be a valuable resource to the department. Chief Soffayer appointed her as a part-time dispatcher for the department in November due to her hard work. "I joined Legal and Protective Services at Tri-County because I had an interest in law enforcement, and this shop afforded me opportunities to explore the field, as well as start earning certifications that will help begin my career," says LeBlanc of Millis.

Erica Godfrey
Erica Godfrey
Erica Godfrey of Plainville has secured an internship with Nora Tyer-Witek, the Clerk of the Court for the Federal District of Rhode Island. Godfrey has the opportunity to observe criminal hearings and questions of constitutional law. Godfrey also makes recommendations to the Clerk about a plain-language initiative for layperson court filings. “Erica is extremely punctual and interested in the work of the court and has expressed very creative thoughts and ideas about the material we have observed and discussed. She has been extremely professional – just like a real member of the court staff,” commented Godfrey’s supervisor.

A'Neysa Cleveland of Plainville is training as a domestic violence advocate and educator at New Hope, a local domestic violence shelter and resource center. Her internship will give her the experience, trainings, and connections to pursue work in this field after her graduation.

Bret Mathews
Bret Mathews

Bret Mathews is gaining experience at the Franklin Fire Department by going on ride-alongs in the fire engine, observing the dispatch department, and assisting with administrative work at the station. "I'm learning so much about how the station is run, what is in the ambulances and engines, and how everything works," said Mathews of Millis. The station has been especially helpful in giving guidance to help Bret select the most efficient way to pursue postsecondary coursework in this essential field. Mathews’ supervisor says, “Bret is doing a great job at Franklin Fire Department.  He is always professional.  He is not afraid to ask questions and had participated in everything he has been asked to do such as ambulance and engine operations, and training evolutions.”

After years of volunteer work at the station, Trevor Runyan of Medway secured an internship with the Medway Police Department. He participates in ride-alongs, observes dispatch operations, and assists with administrative work.

Mullaney Harris holds an internship at Uxbridge District Court, where she observes arraignments, bail hearings, and trials and also assists the clerks and probation department with administrative matters. “Since the start of her internship, Mullaney has proven to be a valuable asset to the Clerk’s Office. She speaks highly of her vocational program as she applies the knowledge and skills she has learned there to her work here,” Harris’ supervisor says of her hard work. Harris is gaining valuable experience and making invaluable connections with professionals in the field. “I've been dreaming of a job in the legal system since I was eight years old. There are so many options for me to pursue and all of them give me a direct opportunity to make positive changes in society which is all I have ever wanted to do,” commented Harris of Uxbridge.

Jake Slook of Franklin is interning with the Medfield Fire Department. He goes on ride-alongs and handles incoming administrative phone calls. He is fine-tuning his plans after graduation with the assistance of the professional connections he has made. Slook is participating in the Medfield Fire Cadet Program to help prepare for his future.

Thomas Ruth
Thomas Ruth
Thomas Ruth is working with the Franklin Town Government through an internship with the Department of Public Works. He is learning first-hand how the citizens rely on their town government to provide well-planned, environmentally-sensitive, cost-effective infrastructure and services to promote public health, personal safety, transportation, and economic growth. “My internship prepares me for the real world,” said Ruth of Blackstone.

Many Tri-County students utilize their senior year to use the skills learned in their career program towards a co-op or internship. The connections they make and the experience they gain allows them to add practical experience to their college applications and professional resumes. Students appreciate the opportunity to grow their skills and connections prior to graduation. “Through co-op, I have grown as a student, professional, and person. I'm tremendously grateful for the dispatchers, officers, admin, and Chiefs who've mentored me the past year and a half,” commented Teagan LeBlanc of Millis.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dean College Announces the Dr. Pietro (Pete) Savo Criminal Justice Internship in Collaboration with the Franklin Police Department

Dean College has announced the Dr. Pietro (Pete) Pete Savo Criminal Justice Internship, a new program in partnership with the Franklin Police Department. Each semester, one student from Dean College will have the opportunity to intern with the Franklin Police Department and gain valuable experience in the field of law enforcement. Students will be exposed to a variety of aspects pertaining to working on the force and leave with a working knowledge of next steps should they be interested in further pursing a law enforcement career.
“Dr. Savo was a tremendous educator,” says Dean College President Dr. Paula M. Rooney. “Students, staff, and faculty are all better for having known him and we are so proud to have Pete’s name on this internship.”
The internship is named in honor of Dr. Pietro (Pete) Savo, who passed away unexpectedly in June 2021. A beloved member of the Dean Community, Dr. Savo was an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Criminal Justice and Homeland Security programs at the College and was coordinating the internship with the Franklin Police Department prior to his passing. Chief of Police Thomas J. Lynch approached Dean with the desire to name the internship after Dr. Savo as a tribute to his work at the College, in the community and in the field. This is the first internship at Dean to be named in honor of an individual.
“We are eager to work with Dean College on this exciting opportunity,” says Lynch.
The internship will be offered during both the Fall and Spring semesters. Dean College students will be able to earn three credits by completing 96 hours of work-based experience at the Franklin Police Department. Candidates will be nominated by faculty and staff, followed by a formal interview process with the Franklin Police Department for final approval.
“Dr. Savo was a teacher in every sense of the word,” says Dr. P. Gerard Shaw, Dean for the Dean College School of Business. “This internship is a tribute to his legacy and to the countless students he has impacted.”
For more information about the program, visit

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.


Dean College Announces the Dr. Pietro (Pete) Savo Criminal Justice Internship
Dean College Announces the Dr. Pietro (Pete) Savo Criminal Justice Internship

Friday, March 19, 2021

FM #493 - Angelina Perez - 03/15/21 (audio)

FM #493 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 493 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Angelina Perez. Angelina is a senior at Franklin High School and was the co-emcee and a panelist for the #EqualEverywhere: Champions for Change - International Women’s day event

We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.

We talk about: 

  • Girl Up

  • Her many other activities at high school

  • Preparing for an internship for her senior project

  • Preparing for college

The link to the video of the #EqualEverywhere event is included in the show notes. Our conversation runs about 25 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Angelina. Audio file =


#EqualEverywhere: Champions for Change - International Women’s day event


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Named a Hockomock League Cross Country All Star in Nov 2020

Finished first for FHS in the Hockomock League Cross Country Championships Nov 2020


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FM #493 - Angelina Perez - 03/15/21 (audio)
FM #493 - Angelina Perez - 03/15/21 (audio)

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Town of Franklin: Job Opportunities - Apply Now! Heavy Motor Equipment Operator Position added

Job Opportunities

To apply for a vacant position, please submit a resume and cover letter to  Please put the job title in the subject line of your email.  
  • Fire Chief
  • Heavy Motor Equipment Operator - Department of Public Works
  • Administrative Assistant and Marketing Coordinator
  • Part-Time Conservation Agent
  • Summer Jobs - DPW and Facilities
  • Summer Engineering Intern - DPW 
  • Junior Building Custodian
  • Part-Time Custodian 
  • Firefighter/Paramedics - The Town of Franklin's Fire Department is in the Massachusetts Civil Service system
    • If you are currently a Firefighter/Paramedic in a Civil Service community and are interested in working for Franklin, send a resume and cover letter to
    • Please note: new hires must have and maintain a paramedic certification and complete an Associate's Degree within 5 years of the date they are hired.   
If you do not have a resume, you may send a completed Application for Employment instead.
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Among the Town of Franklin job opportunities is the role of Fire Chief
Among the Town of Franklin job opportunities is the role of Fire Chief

Sunday, January 20, 2019

"a quality education that will last beyond their time here"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"Dean College was recently awarded a grant of $180,150 to help fuel a new internship experience. 
The grant money was donated by the Davis Educational Foundation, a Yarmouth, Maine-based public charitable foundation that supports undergraduate programs of public and private colleges throughout New England.  Funds are being used to support what the college is calling “The Bulldog Experience: Curriculum and Career Integration.”
The idea of the program is to link classroom experiences with practical, real-life encounters. The proposed four-year curriculum will integrate the classroom and internships, said Associate Vice President Wendy Adler. 
“Dean College is thrilled to receive funding from the Davis Educational Foundation,” said Adler, who is the project co-director."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)

"a quality education that will last beyond their time here"
"a quality education that will last beyond their time here"

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Library of Congress: Applications Open for Junior Fellows Program

The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2019 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program

This is a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the work done at the largest library in the world.

Click here for more information:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

American Community Survey Summer 2018 Internship Opportunities

Learn about intern opportunities at the Census Bureau

American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau

American Community Survey Summer 2018 Internship Opportunities

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for qualified interns to work on the American Community Survey (ACS). This survey is the largest continuous household survey in the United States. It is a monthly survey that provides a wealth of information on a variety of topics, including educational attainment, income, disability status, employment, migration, and many more population and housing topics. The data are used by governments, businesses, and individuals to plan for emergencies, learn about local communities, and make better decisions.
This announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the date the first (200) applicants are received or on Friday, April 6, 2018, whichever comes first. Learn more about how to apply for this internship via USAJOBS.

Learn More

The ACS provides reliable statistics that are used to make informed decisions about the future. These statistics are required by all levels of government to manage or evaluate a wide range of programs, but are also useful for research, business, education, journalism, and advocacy. If you have questions about this survey, please call our Customer Service Center on 1-800-923-8282.
To request a free data workshop, training, or presentation from the U.S. Census Bureau, please contact the Data Dissemination Office at or 1-844-ASK-DATA (1-844-275-3282).

Thank you,
U.S. Census Bureau