Internship Program Graduates First Internship

By: Whitney Harris

The Florida Chamber Foundation has developed a program that matches businesses with qualified individuals with disabilities to be placed in internships. We are please to have this program’s first intern graduate, Alan. Alan interned with Christina Pilkington, Director of Administration, for the Kissimmee / Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, where he helped with administrative tasks that supported different departments including sales and special events.

“Alan’s work was greatly appreciated by the staff of the Kissimmee Chamber,” said PILKINGTON. “We appreciate the efforts of the Florida Chamber regarding this program, and, from our perspective, we believe it was a success.”

LISTEN to John Newstreet, President and CEO of the Kissimmee / Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, discuss why his chamber chose to participate in the Florida Chamber Foundation Internship Program.

Two more internships have been created by Crystal River Main Street in Citrus County, and My Nature’s Delight in Polk County. The Florida Chamber Foundation Internship Program is provided by a grant from The Able Trust. LEARN MORE about the program.

If your business is interested in creating an internship, contact Whitney Harris at .