Syniah Jackson Talks About Her Chimes Internship
Chimes is honored to be joined by Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (CRJ) student interns. CRJ was founded by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 2007. CRJ is college preparatory school located in Fells Point, Baltimore, serving exclusively low-income students throughout the city. The school utilizes a longer school day and year, academic assistance, and counseling to prepare students with a broad range of academic abilities for college and boasts a 100% college acceptance rate.
Every student at Cristo Rey participates in the Corporate Internship Program (CIP). The CIP gives students the opportunity to learn and grow through entry-level jobs at businesses and nonprofits throughout the Baltimore area. Through CIP, students are able to contribute to the cost of their education by working five days a month. Students receive continued training and development throughout the school year which involves quarterly evaluations, CIP training class, and CIP office hours. CIP provides transportation for all freshmen and upperclassmen working for companies that are not in downtown Baltimore.
We are thankful for the opportunity CIP has given us to work with their fantastic students for the last five years. We recently interviewed our intern, Syniah Jackson about her career goals, her favorite part of CIP, and what she’s learned since she joined us.
What do you like best about Cristo Rey’s internship program?
Syniah: I think that the corporate internship is a very good opportunity to get the experience of being in a real world work environment, and it’s an opportunity other schools in Baltimore City don’t have.
What have you learned by interning at Chimes?
Syniah: Throughout my time at Chimes, I have learned more about how a company uses social media to expand and reach more people. I also learned more about healthcare when I visited the Chimes School.
What are some of your career goals?
Syniah: I want to go into nursing to become a pediatric health nurse practitioner. Before that, I am going to attend an HBCU and graduate with a degree in nursing, and a minor in developmental psychology.