Why get involved?
We often hear from employers that recent graduates and new hires do not have the skills they need to succeed in an entry-level job. You can help address this challenge by offering a summer internship to a local high school student, at no cost to you, through the West Sacramento Home Run.
The more local employers who participate in the Home Run, the more prepared West Sacramento’s workforce will be in the long run. Your support for an intern helps West Sacramento become a place where businesses can find the talent they need—which means more jobs for West Sacramentans.
Mentoring is also important. As a supervisor you can help your intern learn new skills and build a professional network. As a caring adult, you help your mentee feel valued and help strengthen their commitment to our community.
The City of West Sac and the Home Run program has made it really easy. Very little time commitment for me outside of my working day. I would love to have interns every year moving forward, and I hope to get even more than two next year.
How to get involved
Host an intern
Submit an internship request and host one or more interns for an 8-week summer internship. Interns can work up to 40 hours per week.
Accept digital badges
Micro-credentials like digital badges only have value if they are accepted by employers as evidence of skills. As more employers accept digital badges, more students will improve their skills by earning them.
Offer work-based learning opportunities
If you can’t commit to an 8-week internship there are other ways to help, such as offering virtual or in-person workplace tours and job shadows, classroom presentations or career mentoring.
It has been nothing but a benefit to our company.