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Building the Future World of Work, One Intern at a Time

Posted On04/20/2017

ContributorTracy Fischer

Since 2010, Nelson has partnered with Sonoma’s Hanna Boys Center and the Vadasz Family Foundation to match students with summer internships around Sonoma and Napa counties. During the summer of 2016, 28 teens participated in the program and spent their summers gaining valuable life and work experiences.

Along with companies such as Don Sebastiani, The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, Sonoma Visitors Bureau, Jack London State Park, and more, the Nelson corporate office hosts an intern each summer. One Hanna Boys Center student who worked in the Nelson IT department in the summer of 2016, had the opportunity to explore a field that interests him while gaining experience that will benefit him in the future. He shared about his experience:

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to ‘try on the job’ to see if it was a good fit. I learned many valuable skills that will help me as I continue my education at college – including learning how to take detailed notes. Thank you to everyone at Nelson Staffing for making me feel welcome and part of the team from day 1.”

At Nelson, we’re dedicated to involvement and investment in the communities where we live, work, and play. In our jobs, we match talented, hardworking people with companies who need them; but we’re also building the future world of work by providing opportunities for the next generation like those offered through this internship program.

Thank you to all of the companies throughout the North Bay that support the Hanna Boys Center and participate in this program. We can’t wait to meet the talented group of teens participating in the summer internship program this year!