I joined The Post Oak School as the internship and CAS (Community, Activity, and Service) coordinator in the fall of 2021 (after being a parent at the school for more than 10 years!).
Post Oak’s internship program provides our students the opportunity to explore their fields of interest while developing workplace skills. Internships often shape what our students choose to study in college and, ultimately, play an impactful role in shaping the development of our young adults.
The internship program has been thriving, and we currently have students matched with outside organizations, including the Asia Society, Bellaire Nature Center, Rice University, and Bees To Bees, just to name a few. Our partnership with Post Oak’s Bissonnet Campus continues to grow, with High Schoolers matched as interns in the Library, Upper Elementary classrooms, the Houston Montessori Institute, and Montessori Model United Nations.
This school year has been about learning and growth. I have been thrilled to hear our students’ experiences and reflections as we drive them back from fieldwork. I am fascinated when I hear stories from our students about the Komodo dragon at the Bellaire Nature Center (who is sick and refuses to eat), bees who are hard at work making honey at this time of the year, slides that one of our High Schoolers is making for a Rice University undergraduate class, or a student interning at Asia Society helping to paint a mural that is part of a new art exhibit.
Though not a requirement, internships are an important part of the experiential learning that Post Oak strives to provide, and I want to invite all parents to be our partners in this program. Interested in having an intern or speaking with students about your college alma matter? Please sign up here.
To learn more about internships or be involved in the program, reach out to me at email@example.com, and let’s continue to provide our students with experiences that develop and deepen their interests. I look forward to hearing from you!
Shonali P ՚31 moved to the United States in 2004 and was introduced to Montessori and The Post Oak School by her three children. In her years in the United States, Shonali served a semester as a visiting Economics faculty member at the University of Houston (Engineering School). In addition, she worked at the accounting department of Piping Technology and Products as an accounting executive, helping with accounts receivables. In India, Shonali was on the faculty at a premier institute, Career Launcher, preparing students for competitive exams, helping students with resumes, and preparing for interviews. In 2000, Shonali also led a team to represent India at the World Expo held in Hannover, Germany.
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