As another summer internship program comes to an end, I want to take the time to say how proud I am of what our interns have learned and accomplished.
Each year, Telos offers paid internships spanning disciplines, from finance to marketing to cybersecurity. Each manager has a role in providing insight into their respective field while providing challenging real-life work experience.
We also want to develop the skills necessary to thrive in the workplace, so we encourage learning sessions. This summer, our interns were introduced to topics like security clearances, surviving in the business world, executive speaking and speechwriting, the business side of social media, and more. Like all our employees, the interns are encouraged to embrace our company’s core values, which include having fun.
Recently, I have talked about providing cybersecurity education to our youth and have recognized groups, such as the Girl Scouts of America, for their efforts to offer such education. Our main goal for the internship program is to prepare the younger generations for the workforce. Specifically, we strive to help diminish the cyber workforce deficit.
Our program offers awareness and understanding of various career opportunities, provides its interns with the social and field-specific skills needed to succeed in the workforce, and builds a sense of community and camaraderie. It also gives us a look at some fresh talent that we can draw from in the future while showing what Telos has to offer as an employer, so they might come back in the future.
One of our most recent interns put together a video featuring her peers talking about cybersecurity and what they’ve learned during their internships.
I know that these budding professionals, with the skills and experiences they have, will succeed in any endeavors they’re involved in. They are the future of our workforce and I’m proud to say that they started at Telos.
Telos CEO John Wood blogs about business, education, and the values that guide us.