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JA Company program

JA Company Virtual Internship Opportunity: 

We are looking for six summer interns to run a JA Company Virtual Pilot program.  

Students will meet virtually every Monday through Thursday, from 9:00-12:00PM, from July 6th to August 13th.  Interns  will have weekly scheduled individual meetings with their supervisor.  Due to the accelerated nature of the JA Company Program Virtual Pilot, 100% attendance of all virtual meetings is expected. Find more information about this opportunity to work with the 7th largest NGO in the world, here.

Applications can be found HERE.  The deadline to apply is June 25th, and students will be notified by June 29th.


See The Program In Action:

To learn more about the JA Company Program, watch the recording of our first virtual pitch competition held on May 20th by clicking the image below.  If you are interested in participating in the 2020-21 JA Company Program, please contact Val Brooks, JA Company Program Manager.  

About JA Company Program

Developed by Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JAofNNE), the JA Company after-school program brings together highly-motivated high school students to explore the world of business by forming and managing their own company under the mentorship of corporate professionals and community volunteers. 

JA Company Program address topics such as business ethics, teamwork, leadership, and goal-setting, as well as how students should execute the day-to-day operations of their entrepreneurial venture. Over the course of 18 weekly meetings, students elect their own leadership team, develop and execute a business plan, produce and sell a product, hold department meetings to report on their progress, and build relationships with other students and their mentors. Through the guidance of their mentors, student participants develop the soft skills they need to prepare them to be successful in a global workforce, which they cannot learn in school.

The JA Company Program has been hosted at colleges, corporate and community-based sites in the Greater Boston Area including: AIG, Wayfair, SunTrust Bank, Eaton Vance, Northern Essex Community College and Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation.  Mentors help the students develop marketing, sales, finance, management, and other skills needed to successfully run their companies. By sharing their respective backgrounds and experiences, mentors provide career and educational highlights to help students understand various career paths.

Previous JA Company Program participants have been given the opportunity to participate in the JA Regional Pitch Competition and the JA National Student Leadership Summit, gain access to JA scholarships, and speak before influential leaders at JA events such as the Spirit of JA Celebration.

JA Company Program Resources:

JA Company Program Brief

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