Internships are an important part of the CIP experience. Our highly-trained staff provides guidance and support in matching students’ interest or fields of study with their abilities and placing them in appropriate internships. CIP has an initiative for 100% student internship/job placement each enrollment year.
Each CIP location offers a variety of opportunities along with job support groups, helping students with learning differences maximize their work-related experience. Internships help build solid resumes, provide valuable experience and can lead to paid positions in the workforce.
CIP Amherst students enjoy working at the Amherst Center for Senior Services Meals on Wheels Program preparing, packaging, and delivering meals to local senior citizens and disabled residents. In addition to the satisfaction they feel by giving back to the community, our students gain valuable experience socializing with the other volunteers and honing their workplace skills in the process. The Amherst Meals on Wheels Program fully supports CIP’s mission to inspire independence in our students, and received the Amherst center’s Internship Sponsor of the Year award last month.