NCC Partners with Urban Alliance to Sponsor Internship

Urban Alliance

Many of us got our professional starts as interns, either while in high school or college.  Some of us go back to the days where an internship simply meant running errands, picking up food or coffee, making photocopies, or making sure the pencils were sharpened (okay, the last one goes way back).  While there are currently internships that still focus mostly on lattes and lunch orders, NCC is proud to host an intern who will gain significant professional experience directly in our headquarters.

We are pleased to announce our continuing partnership with Urban Alliance, an organization that is dedicated to empowering under-resourced youth with the opportunity to gain practical skills through internships and formal training.  For the third straight year, we are sponsoring one local-area high school student who is spending time each week here at NCC learning, growing, and gaining valuable knowledge by working with our Multimedia and Production Solutions (MEPS) and Audiovisual and Technology Solutions (AVTS) teams.

During the school year, our intern will be working four days a week at NCC working part time, learning critical skills like professional writing and work etiquette, as he also provides assistance in event preparation and administrative responsibilities.  Our intern has said he is most excited about gaining real-world experience that will support him in the future with job prospects as well as professional growth.

Urban Alliance was founded in 1996 in Washington, D.C. and makes its programs available to students in Northern Virginia, D.C., Baltimore, and Chicago.  NCC is honored to serve as one of this year’s 25 job partners located in Northern Virginia.  During the 2014-15 school year, over 2,000 student participated in Urban Alliance internships throughout the four affiliated regions, and 95 percent of all Urban Alliance alumni have been accepted into college.

We are excited to work with our new intern to provide him with professional skills that will bolster his progression and growth into college and beyond.  We are thankful to have him with us this year as he helps NCC further its mission of making communication and collaboration happen®.