Stories from the PIC
This year, ADI, a semiconductor manufacturing company headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, partnered with the PIC to host 20 students from the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science as part of the company’s first high school internship program. The PIC interns worked across ADI’s various business groups on engineering and tech projects ranging from validating circuits to researching the audio components in AR headsets.
The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council and the Boston Public Schools, opens its doors to more than 40 high school interns each year as part of its summer jobs and workforce development program.
This summer, Amya Walters and Arthur Le interned at Goody Clancy, earning not only valuable work experience and in-depth knowledge of the field but also an understanding of whether they want to pursue architecture as a career.
For over 30 years, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, one of the country’s industry leaders, has invested in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. Vertex is also investing in future talent by providing programs to inspire and equip the next generation to love science and pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Vania Ramos was eager for more career help, so when she was introduced to the PIC’s new Job Club Program, she did not hesitate to join. The PIC Job Club, a five-week workshop on job readiness, provides education and support to Bunker Hill Community College students looking for work and acts as a support group for job seekers.
Over the course of their internships, BPS students learned and developed many professional and practical skills, allowing them to grow and take a step closer to pursuing their ideal careers. These skills, however, aren’t the only things students built upon this summer. Many interns also established great professional relationships and connections with mentors in their fields of interest.
Abigail Williams is a senior at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Sciences and an aspiring physician assistant. She jumped at the chance to push herself to grow and develop herself personally and professionally by interning at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) through the PIC Summer Internship Program.
Boston is home to a vibrant and thriving arts culture. To give students the opportunity to work in arts organizations, the PIC partners with EdVestors, which organizes the Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Boston has long been a leader in U.S. healthcare, with some of the nation’s best physicians and hospitals calling the city home. Ja’Karri Pierre and Jenny Wang, 2021 graduates of the Boston Latin School, hope to join the city’s dynamic healthcare workforce in the future.
Over the summer, Eric is helping ABCorp’s 3D Printing team manufacture a range of products from robotics parts to personal protective equipment.