The WesGold Fellows is the best internship program in the city of Philadelphia.
Over the course of eight weeks each summer, 15 high school students are guided through curriculum-based instruction, experiential learning opportunities, uniquely engaging field trips, and professional development training.
Are you a rising Junior or Senior in a Philadelphia high school? Are you ready for a life changing experience and not just a summer job?
Students Enrolled WesGold Fellows Internship Program Learn…
How money works and how to manage it
How business works and how to succeed in it
How to deliver high quality professional presentations
How to professionally communicate and network effectively
How to leverage their skills, passions, and interests into careers
How to use their power to positively impact their community
Here’s What West Gold Fellows Alums Have To Say!
I learned a lot of new things I didn’t know before…I never thought about business, I never thought about what I wanted to do for my career. And after meeting so many different entrepreneurs and people who owned their own business, I now want to become an entrepreneur.
I felt like I was investing in my future. Instead of just having fun now, I work now so I can have more fun later… What impacted me the most, is that it made me more confident in what I want to do.
I thought it was just going to be a summer job, you know mess around, make some money. But eight weeks later, it is something that was valuable and it helped me realize what I want to do in life, how I’m going to get there, and what I’m going to do when I get there.
Over the course of eight weeks you might not think a lot can happen, but a lot did happen, so I’m a survivor and a believer. Especially if you push yourself and you have the support behind you to keep pushing with you.
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Expand their perspectives, realize their potential, and build character.
Learn and implement the fundamentals of business and entrepreneurship.
Learn the keys to financial success and earn the income to them into practice.
Explore their college and career interests & create a path(s) to get there.
Network with successful mentors from many different fields
In the words of Albert Einstein, “If you cannot explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” WGF workshops are structured to introduce complex topics in common sense ways, then reinforce that understanding through group activities and project based learning.
Professional Presentations & Writing Assignments
One of the most essential, but often neglected, skills young people will need in their future success is communication; written, verbal, and in front of an audience. Each week the interns complete an essay and a presentation based on relevant topics. Their papers are edited and revised, while the presentations are critiqued as a group.
Behind the Biz Field Trips
The WesGold Fellows are granted an insider’s view to some of the region’s most successful and well-known companies. More than just a tour of facilities, they get to understand their unique business model and connect with influential professionals.
Community Service Event
The mission is to instill a sense of personal responsibility for our community and the people within it. WesGold Fellows are trained to have a Lift as You Climb” mentality, with an emphasis on helping others and creating opportunities to positively impact where they call home.
If you’re ready to take charge of your future, meet successful people from all walks of life, and work hard to make your community a better place, then the WesGold Fellows is the internship for you.