Microsoft Year Up youth internship program to be expanded

On Tuesday at the Clinton Global Initiative America event in Denver, Colorado, Lori Forte Harnick, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs general manager, announced a commitment to increase the company’s Year Up internship program, which gives youths a 12-month course of study that includes an internship in Microsoft’s IT department.

“Not only are we increasing our internship program with Year Up, we are also expanding our Job Shadow partnership program with Junior Achievement and expanding the availability of YouthSpark Summer Camps at Microsoft retail stores across the U.S.,” Harnick writes on the Microsoft Citizenship Blog.

Together, she says, the programs “provide a continuum of educational opportunities for youth throughout their development – from ages 8 through 18 and beyond – so that they can imagine and experience the opportunities that await them in the IT field, and so that they can write their own stories about their journeys of empowerment…of survival…and of success.”

Read the entire post on the Corporate Citizenship Blog.  

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff