Chagrin Falls High School Students Land Summer Internship at Hyland
Chagrin Falls High School (CFHS) students Anais Levi and Emily Collins received an opportunity for an invaluable learning experience this upcoming summer. After going through an application process, Levi and Collins were two of the five students selected for Hyland’s pilot high school internship program. Hyland, whose global headquarters is in Westlake, Ohio, is a leading content services provider that enables thousands of organizations to deliver better experiences to the people they serve.
This is the first time Hyland is offering an internship program specifically for high school students. In the past, high school students could apply to Hyland’s internships, but they competed against college students.
Former CFHS student and Hyland employee Joseph Maxwell said, “We decided to pilot this program because we recognize that there are a lot of highly skilled students in Northeast Ohio, and we want to help them learn and grow as they navigate their future career paths. We also know they can make valuable contributions to our business, and we hope they will come back as full-time employees someday.”
Throughout the duration of the internship, Levi and Collins will be working in the research and development department. During this time, they will work alongside current testers, product owners and developers while reviewing code, testing software and attending team meetings to work towards completion of a project.
Each with the support of a mentor, Levi and Collins will be involved in the development lifecycle of a project, which will allow them to gain knowledge and insight of the business and how a software company runs. Additionally, the students will have a unique opportunity to work in an enterprise-level codebase where they will be able to learn by actually doing the work and applying programming skills.
“I took AP Computer Science with Mrs. Carolyn Petite when I was in high school, so I know from experience that her classes are enormously impactful,” said Maxwell. “She has inspired me and countless others to pursue careers in computer science, which is no easy feat.”
Levi and Collins will be working full-time, 40 hours a week, from June to August.