Holliday offered a part-time job during the school year to his intern last summer. He has offered a similar position to Steven Luna, his intern this summer.
“He’s learned a lot about the inner workings of the business,” Holliday said of Luna. “This program is a great opportunity for students to get work experience, and valued work experience---not just flipping burgers.”
Jordan Buckley, 16, was one of two interns at Turn Thom Tire. She mostly interned in the marketing department and helped with customer service, though she spent some time in the shop as well.
“It was really outside my personality,” she said of working at Turn Thom. “I’m really girly. But I’m really glad I did. I’m always learning something new.”
Program organizers would like to have more business participation, and at the recent celebration, Henslee encouraged parents and community members to support those businesses that hosted interns.
This year, those businesses were: American Family Insurance, Bigoni’s Pizza in Malin, Holland’s Dairy, Holliday Jewelry, Klamath County School District, Ken’s Body and Paint, Klamath County Library, Mac N’ Cheese Steak, MC’s On Main, OSU 4-H Program, OSU KBREC Horticulture, OSU KBREC Nutrition, Three Rivers Mosquito and Vector Control, Turn Thom Tire and Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge.
Any business or organization interested in hosting an intern for summer 2019 should contact Benji Henslee, BPIP coordinator, at 541-619-7019 or firstname.lastname@example.org.