BCS Internship Program

Work: Life Experience and a Key Credential for College Admission  

All BCS juniors have the pivotal life experience of working as interns in a business, government agency or non-profit organization. The program is choice-driven: interns are trained to interview for jobs they want so they are motivated to succeed. 92% of the BCS class of 2014 met basic workplace protocols (kindness, responsibility, persistence and collaboration and punctuality).

As seniors, BCS students leverage their work experience with the college application process, making them strong competitors with students from across the country.

Contact: Tanisha Mosley Director of Internships 718-923-4700 x4051 tanisha@bcs448.org

From Interns to Economic Actors

Our internship program connects students to the economic mainstream. Each year, BCS hires and trains a team of seniors with a proven job-getting track record, to run an in-house, student-led employment agency: the BCS Employment Initiative. This team helps younger peers parlay their internship experience to paid employment.

Success: Over 63% of the class of 2014 either had summer jobs or enrolled in a college prep program -- double the 29% national teen employment rate for summer 2013. Institutionalizing BCS' Culture of Employment The BCS Internship Program Model Job Fair celebrates intern achievements and the investment of supervisor-mentors. The interns also lead their 9th and 10th peers in practice interviews while the supervisors evaluate.

Hands-on Work with Experts in the Field: BCS Internship Program Partners -- 2015-2016: 

Anna Sui Fashions BK Bots Best Buy Brooklyn College Radio-WBCR Brooklyn Criminal Court Brooklyn Hospital Center Brooklyn New School Brooklyn Public Library Bryan Cave Law Firm*** Center for Family Life Cycle Architecture + Planning Groundswell Murals Heights Vision Center International Center for Photography International School of Brooklyn Mac Support Store New York 1 News NYC College of Technology Mechatronics Center NYC Dept of Consumer Affairs NYC Police Dept. 84th Pct Prospect Park Zoo Red Hook Community Justice Center Red Hook Initiative Reel Works Salon Bohemia St. Nicks Alliance Supreme Court of Kings County Textile Arts Center Time Inc. Yolande Nicholson, Esq. Your Majesty Digital Agency Youth Communication

***We thank the partners of the law firm of Bryan Cave for creating an annual $25,000 college scholarship for BCS seniors in the name of the partners' late colleague: Mayor Edward I. Koch.

BCS Internship Program News & Media

January 2014: Students at special city high school celebrate completion of internship program (NY1) BCS internship program changes futures (Brooklyn Eagle) Students celebrate internships at Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies (Chalkbeat NY)

March 2011: Teacher-designed internship program at BCS prepares students for successful futures (UFT - Opening Doorsways).

June 2008: Brooklyn teen excited and nervous about landing job (NY Daily News)

• BCS Internship Seminar: Attention to Detail Training