By Greg Mellen, Staff Writer, Long Beach Telegram
LONG BEACH — The offices still have a new-paint smell. The future computer room is vacant and dark, and furniture is on its way.
But the College Internship Program is up and running in Long Beach, albeit in skeletal form, and the first applications are being processed.
By August, organizers say the campus on Pacific Coast Highway near the Traffic Circle will be abuzz with its inaugural class and mirroring what its sister campuses have been doing nationally since 1984.
The name College Internship Program may not be revealing. But the mission, to “prepare young adults with Asperger’s and other learning disabilities” describes the group’s lofty aspirations.