Every summer, AOF juniors work as paid interns at local businesses in an industry that suits their interests. These internships help students gain work experience and establish relationships with business professionals. Our internship model is based on the National Academy Foundation proven template for engaging in successful internships. Students work for a minimum of 100 hours during the summer in advertising industries including retail, non-profit, banking, finance, design, marketing, and restaurant. Intern providers work with students to develop professional skills such as project oversight, time management, communication skills, and customer service. Intern providers also evaluate students at the conclusion of their internship and attend an internship presentation at the beginning of their senior year in which students recap their internship experience. This allows junior students who will soon embark on their summer internship journey to have an idea of what their future intership journey will entail.