ROSELAND, N.J./September 19, 2008 -- Connell Foley LLP is pleased to announce its inaugural year supporting the Corporate Internship Program (CIP) at Christ the King Preparatory High School in Newark. This program provides students with real world job experiences while allowing them to earn a large portion of the cost of their education.
Christ the King Prep contracts with partner organizations, such as corporations and professional services firms, to fill entry-level clerical positions at the partners’ place of business. Partner organizations coordinate schedules with Christ the King school so that each of four students per sponsor business is available one full day each week (plus an extra day every fourth week) throughout the school year.
In return for the students’ work, Connell Foley and the other businesses participating in the program sign a contract agreeing to pay the CIP a fee used to cover a percentage of the participating students’ tuitions along with costs associated with administering the program.
The students perform a variety of clerical and administrative tasks for many departments and many practice groups within Connell Foley. “We try to give each student a different work assignment in a different department every time they come in. One day they might be sorting mail in the mailroom, the next day filing insurance-related documents or assisting the firm’s library staff with organizing books and journals. It’s a great way to give them a solid understanding of how different departments within a business must work together to be successful,” said Tom Fallone, the firm’s Director of Administration.