By Courtney Oarr and Matt Pignataro
As the first week of internship wound down, we decided to go around town and visit other Greenwich High School seniors at their internship locations. We chose to interview the interns at the Greenwich Police Department, and the interns at the Greenwich Library to get some insight into what these students are doing.
First we went to the Greenwich Police Department where, Leeza Ospina, Lizzy Trotta, Jimmy Piotrzkowski, and Mos Rattanavarapon, were working.
We asked them a couple of questions about their internship. First we started with the obvious question, why did you pick this? All of the Greenwich Police interns responded by saying they were interested in going into a field related to criminal justice in the future.
Mos told us that he is enlisting in the Air Force next year, and thought this would provide him with basic experience in the field.
Thus far, the interns have been working with the officers as well as the detectives at the police station, lerning about the forensic aspect of solving a case, and the skills on how to properly shoot a firearm if ever necessary.
Leeza said that they learned about the parts of a gun, as well as a tazer and OC Spray. The interns work four days a week for eight hours a day. Overall they said they were thoroughly enjoying their internship so far.
From the police station, we ventured to the library where we interviewed the interns working in the library’s lower in Tech Support.
Byron Abanto, Jimmy Agresta, Erik Aguirre, and Nick Kiley all informed us that they chose this internship because they intend to study computer sciences in college. Basically they have been helping people with computer issues at the library.
Erik said they are assigned a task at the start of the day that they are to complete that day. They work five days a week from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm. They all seem to enjoy the work that they have been doing throughout the past week.
It is interesting to see what other students are doing at their respected internship sites. We wish all the seniors good luck on their internships!
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