Last year, Demos started a high school summer internship program. We select a rising senior from a New York City school in a lower income community. The student, paid the Demos minimum wage, spends the summer supporting the legal and administrative teams and meeting with staff to learn about careers, colleges, and the work we do.
During the program, students write a blog post about a Demos topic that interests them. Below is the post by the 2015 high school intern, Astia Innis, who starts her senior year at a Bronx public high school today.