Innovative Internship Programs Launch in Dallas, New York and Eden Prairie, Minn.

NAF announced today that its latest initiative, NAF Future Ready Labs, will kick off this summer in Dallas, Texas; Eden Prairie, Minnesota; and New York, New York.

This new and innovative internship concept, in its pilot phase, is designed to scale the quantity of meaningful internship experiences for high-school students preparing for future careers. Nearly 100 NAF students will participate in these internship experiences in these cities.

NAF Future Ready Labs provide high-school students an opportunity to put their education into practice in a unique work environment with support from a corporate partner. Through a multiweek experience, student interns complete a project of value on behalf of the corporate partner, participate in professional skill-building workshops, connect with professionals who serve as project mentors, and more.

NAF provides a strategic structure to scale internship experiences that addresses obstacles companies often face in providing these opportunities – be it location, supervision, project management, or even a human resources challenge. NAF Future Ready Labs enable NAF’s corporate partners to play a more flexible role throughout the internship process while still meeting their need for building a diverse and skilled talent pipeline. They also enable students to participate in internships in a condensed timeframe, giving them more time for school and other work commitments.

NAF Future Ready Lab powered by Capital One will be the first in finance, hospitality and engineering. The lab kicked off on June 12th and will continue through June 30th at the University of Texas-Dallas (UTD) and Capital One campuses and is hosting approximately 20 student interns. This partnership is a part of Capital One’s Future Edge, an initiative launched in 2015, and that pledged $150 million over five…

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