Bridging the Gap Between School and Work
Supporting career internships has long been at the heart of The Pinkerton Foundation’s mission to help level the playing field for young New Yorkers.
After all, internships build self-confidence, workplace skills, and personal networks as well as an appreciation for time management, teamwork and communication. Anyone who doubts their importance need only watch well-to-do parents scramble to find—and often pay for—early work experiences for their teenagers. To provide this first step on the career ladder to those who need it most, Pinkerton sup- ports high-quality workplace internships—all either paid or offering academic credit—to 5,000 young New Yorkers from disadvantaged backgrounds each year.