THE WORLD IS CRAZY
It feels like no one is hiring, and it's hard to speak with an actual human. Can someone just tell me what my career options are? I'm a hard-working person, but not sure where to focus my energies.
I’LL FIGURE IT OUT EVENTUALLY
I don’t have the time or focus to figure out how to get real world experience, although I know it’s important for my resume and my future. My major didn’t require an internship, and it was never a priority... until now.
I FEEL LIKE A DOG CHASING ITS TAIL
It makes me nervous that most employers are looking for 1-2 years of related experience. Tell me-- How am I supposed to get the job without experience and experience without the job? Some days I feel like I'm chasing my own tail.
I WANT TO FEEL INSPIRED BY MY WORK
I HAVE CAREER FOMO
Do you feel worried about your future? Running yourself into the ground juggling classes, work, health, family, and money issues with no end in sight?
Are you in a career transition trying to figure out your next move?
Have you ever woke up in a panic realizing you don't have experience or connections in your chosen field?
WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU.
We realize so many twentysomethings -- including college graduates -- are living at home with their parents or in tiny apartments feeling stuck, broke, and maybe even a little hopeless.
But it’s not like you’ve just been sitting around… We get it. And I promise, you’re not alone.
You may have felt rushed in meetings with your advisors-- sometimes so focused on “checking boxes” in order to graduate, you forgot to question if those were even the right boxes for you.
Maybe you’ve been applying to jobs and internships only to be rejected or ghosted again.
You may have even gotten an internship at your uncle’s company but you’re feeling frustrated by the mindless tasks and lack of mentorship (no offense to your uncle).
You may be weighing the pros and cons of attending graduate school. Or you may already have a decent job, but be feeling unfulfilled or stressed about your current situation.
Visions Internships Program (VIP) can help You!
Our participants serve as project consultant interns with significant professional responsibilities for real clients
We provide in-depth training and professional support before and during the actual internship period
We are deeply committed to empowering our participants to both Do Well for themselves & Do Good work in the world, which is why we partner exclusively with socially and environmentally conscious organizations
In VIP you learn how to identify and utilize our own superpowers
We are extremely motivated to work with young people who want to make a big difference but sometimes feel misunderstood or unappreciated. If you are reading this, you are already very motivated. But do you know where and how to direct your motivation?
We believe young people often need mentorship more than they need money in the short-term - to succeed in the long term. Our 12-week program fills this mentorship gap, as our young participants grow in competence and confidence preparing themselves for their next (purposeful and profitable) career moves.
“I have, literally, created the program I wish I had in my twenties. I didn’t get the memo that I could Do Well for myself AND Do Good work in the world until my mid-30s!” -Amy, founder of Visions Internships
Visions Internships Program (VIP)
May 23 - August 18, 2023
Speak with our founder to mutually determine if VIP is a good match for you. If so, you will join an amazing community of fellow purpose-driven young professionals committed to 'Doing Well & Doing Good'!
Skills You Will Gain as a VIP Participant
Outreach and follow-up
Critical and creative thinking
Systems and process documentation Social media/web, Contact management, Email marketing, Process improvement
Zoom, Loom, Canva Pro, Google/G Suite, Microsoft Suite, iMovie, GrooveFunnels, WordPress, Asana, Slack, Calendly, Linktree, Eventbrite, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more.
"PURPOSE AND MOTIVATION!"
“I finally landed a summer internship, and I couldn’t have done it without Visions Internships! You gave us a purpose and something to get motivated about during such a low point in my life. VIP really kept me focused and I was able to grind out all of those applications.”
"FEEL STRONG AND INSPIRED!"
“Thanks to my experience in VIP I now feel strong, capable, inspired, connected, and waaayy less depressed. Basically, I feel important. I finally know my worth after a long time doubting myself."
"LEARNING THE TECHNICAL!"
“I really like learning the technical aspects that directly affect our client’s business growth. The client-consultant (intern) interaction is super valuable. This program has given me so much more confidence to make career moves. I believe VIP really helped me finally land a paid summer internship I had been chasing for months.”
“I feel much less afraid to communicate my thoughts and ideas. I especially enjoy putting my creativity to work for a cause I believe in!”
“VIP made me believe in myself as a project manager. Prior to the program, I didn't have much experience facilitating client meetings, and now I know I can! I also learned how to stand up for myself in the workplace.”
“It’s so cool to experience myself growing into my role as a leader!”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Participants apply and are selected to be part of a VIP seasonal program three times per year. They will engage in virtual skills training 12 hours per week during Part 1 and continue receiving regular coaching and career/professional development during Part 2, the supported internship portion, which centers on customized client projects and presenting deliverables at the end of the program.
You would be working virtually as a project consulting intern tackling specific projects that client organizations have identified-- typically in the areas of business operations/strategy, communications/marketing, and programs/events. We also help clients develop their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platforms and get exposure for the good work they are doing in the world. Check out Our Services page for more details.
Although not recommended, participants could miss up to two Tuesday evening calls. Of course, life happens, so we ask that you be in communication regarding unexpected life circumstances. Yes, all sessions will be recorded and made available to participants. Please do your very best to attend all scheduled sessions-- for your benefit, as well as the benefit of your peers and our clients who are counting on you to deliver results.
You will absolutely gain: Clarity about your skills, interests, and likely career paths. Confidence from the skills training, career/professional development, and real-world experience delivering on projects for actual clients. Connections that will serve you for the rest of your life.
The career and leadership development VIP delivers is valued at over $10,000. Given our founder's deep commitment to equity and access, the cost of VIP remains at $600 (2 payments of $300) or you can save 10% if you pay upfront in full - 1 payment of $540. Credit/debit and ACH payments are accepted electronically. Much of your VIP fee pays for program materials that are mailed to you, access to software subscriptions used during the program, and some paid guest speakers. There is no additional program application fee. We have proven it is vital and highly effective for young people to "have some skin in the game" by investing something in their own growth and development.
Yes! We have limited need-based scholarships for VIP. These scholarships are made available through a partnership between Visions Internships and supportive local business leaders who believe deeply in the work we are doing. VIP Scholarships are accessed by request on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Amy regarding any payment concerns or to inquire about a need-based scholarship. You can email amy@visionsinternships or text/call her at 508-835-8007. PLEASE do not let the fee stop you from applying! #PeopleOverProfit
Yes. Each college is different, but getting academic credit is absolutely possible. That said, participants seeking academic credit will need to spearhead this effort with your particular school and Amy will endorse what you need to secure the credit.
Please know we are only accepting people into VIP who can make the full commitment so as to minimize any negative impact on our fellow participants and client organizations. That said, if you need to cancel, please speak with Amy. One of her favorite lines is, Anything is possible in communication!
VIP is a part-time training and development program designed for busy students and young professionals who will dedicate 12 hours per week over a 12-week period. We meet Tuesday evenings, Thursdays (set times during Part 1 and a time that suits your client during Part 2), as well as Friday mornings -- plus flexible hours you choose each week to complete individual and peer project work serving your client, amounting to 12 hours total per week. Note: All stated program times are EST.
You know it's time for real change . . .
I am here to remind you how much young people (and especially YOU) ROCK! ...and PS how badly the world needs YOU and your creative ideas and solutions!
You can create a life by design rather than default.
Let’s DO THIS!
2023 Summer VIP Applications Due Friday, May 12th
It's not too late to make 2023 YOUR BEST YEAR YET!