Building on last year’s success, LIT has joined forces with New Haven Promise again and accepted 3 new summer interns. We are excited to welcome Annissa Carter, Bryana Kilpatrick, and Jhoselyn Jara. All three students are New Haven natives and upperclassmen studying at area colleges.
Annissa and Bryana both attend the University of Connecticut. Annissa is going into her Senior year and is majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. She plans to practice Social Work after graduation, she intends to put her education and passion towards social change. She also happens to be related to one of LIT’s recent hires, Keith Boyd-Carter, who was recently hired as a Systems Programmer. They found out they were both working in the same department getting onto the elevator. Bryana is a Junior currently majoring in Electrical Engineering and Physics. She hopes to further her studies after graduation and go on to earn her Masters degree. Our third intern, Jhoselyn Jara, is a Junior studying at Central Connecticut State University. Jhoselyn is majoring in Psychology currently and was planning to go into Occupational Therapy, although after taking an Abnormal Psychology class this past semester she is reconsidering pursuing Clinical Psychology.
All three of our summer interns are New Haven Promise Scholars. New Haven Promise is a scholarship program that awards scholarships to New Haven residents who attend New Haven Public Schools or an approved charter school. In order to be considered for the New Haven Promise program, students must demonstrate a positive attitude, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at graduation, and have completed 40 hours of community service over four years of high school. While pursuing their degrees New Haven Scholars receive continued support with job fairs and assistance in job placement. The opportunity for Scholars to build real-world experience by finding practical summer internships in invaluable. This is Annissa’s second summer internship at Yale, she previously worked at Yale Art Gallery.
New Haven Promise has been a successful partner with LIT and we are fortunate to have the additions to our team and look forward to a productive summer!