City Announces 2017 Summer Intern Class

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Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks announced that the city is hosting six students selected to be Summer in the City interns. They include:

Admin Department

·         Zoe Braboy, Class of 2018, Christian County High School

·         Zachary Buttram, Class of 2018, Christian County High School

·         Tasceana Clardy, Class of 2018, Hopkinsville High School

·         Katie Ruth, Class of 2018, Heritage Christian Academy

Fire Department

            Ariana Martinez, Class of 2018, Hopkinsville High School

·           Makenzie Shaw, Class of 2018, Hopkinsville High School                            

For three weeks beginning June 5th, interns will undertake various projects, develop computer and workplace skills, network, and learn how municipal government works while exploring possible career paths. Upon successful completion of the program, they earn a $500 stipend and letter of recommendation.

Mayor Hendricks remarked, “We’re excited to welcome our eleventh class of students. It is important to have the input of youth concerning the wellbeing of our community and we look forward to having another great year.”

The Summer in the City Program was launched in 2007. This is the second year that the program has been expanded to include internship collaborations with the Fire Department. Since its commencement, 45 other Christian County youth have served as city interns, receiving valuable workplace readiness and other skills along with the opportunity to see various facets of municipal government at work.

For more information on the program, please call (270) 890-0215.

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Pictured left to right: Zachary Buttram, Tasceana Clardy, Makenzie Shaw, Ariana Martinez, Zoe Braboy, Katie Ruth, and Mayor Carter Hendricks.