Grade 11 Internship Program

on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Thank you to our 11th grade students who represented AISB during their week of internship, January 12-16. Our students successfully put into practice their academic knowledge and language skills in a variety of Bamako-based organizations. This year’s placements included Mali Sahel Aviation Service, Edificare Architectural Firm, A Child For All Orphanage, Santoro Restaurant, Azalai Hotel Salam, The European Union Delegation, Commerce Général, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, The Malaria Research and Training Center, Laboratoire PA & KA, The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, and The American International School’s PE Program. 

This experience allowed students to gain real-world experience by interviewing, creating a CV, participating in pre-service workshops, and speaking on a panel for future AISB interns. The students especially enjoyed learning more about the community and culture in which they live and seeing how professionals interact with one another on a daily basis. The take away: Work is hard. You must have patience. Make sure to find something that you truly enjoy. Learn how to pick your battles. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. 

For many students, this was an experience that they will never forget! They learned about themselves and their career interests. They also gained confidence and additional subject-area knowledge. Many students are making plans to continue with their organization through service learning opportunities or part-time jobs. We are proud of their efforts to make this week a success and we look forward to continuing the program next year.

Lauren McBroom
Internship Program Coordinator

Mohammed Raising Mosquitoes!
Pascal at the airport
Paul Lou At the European Union


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