The beginning of the end: Mid-May marks the start of senior internships


By Megan Brown ’17

As the school year comes to an end, seniors are finishing their last month at Staples before embarking on their internships. May 15 marks the beginning of the suddenly empty hallways, less morning traffic and a rise in power to the juniors.


Whether it’s working in bakeries, assisting old teachers, or jobs that require commuting to Manhattan, the Senior Internship Program has provided a host of opportunities for the class of 2017.


Sophia Livecchi ’17 will be interning at Aspetuck Land Trust where she has the opportunity to go out into the different land trusts around town and collect footage for the end of year video. “I’m excited to be outside and film. The land there is beautiful so I’m excited to be in that environment,” Livecchi said.


With a passion for teaching, Gillian Birk ’17 is  interning at Kings Highway Elementary School. Birk has been interested in education since her sophomore year when she first took Child Development.


“I’ve always loved kids and I’ve always known that I wanted to be a teacher when I grow up. Interning at Kingshighway will really help me get a farther jump start to that,” Birk said with a smile smile. She elaborated, saying that she will be working with kindergarten students, her favorite age to teach.


With a similar passion of working with kids, Nicole Kiker ’17 is spending her internship tutoring at the Family & Children’s Agency, where she will be “assisting with homework and program activities.” Kiker feels she will greatly contribute to the agency due to her active participation in the Top Hat Tutors program.


As May approaches, the excitement rises throughout each corridor. Although the seniors will miss walking through the hallways of Staples, it’s safe to say that most have been counting down the days until their internships finally begin.