Goodwill Southeast Georgia Celebrates National Intern Day

Staff Report

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

In celebration of National Intern Day, Goodwill Southeast Georgia recognizes Sarah Kate Maher, rising senior at Savannah Arts Academy and Andre’l Shuman, rising freshman at Augusta University, for completing their summer internship in partnership with Bank of America Student Leaders® program.

The Student Leaders® program recognizes and rewards high school juniors and seniors for their passion and commitment to community service by placing them in paid internships across the U.S. These internships provide opportunities to develop and apply leadership tools and skills through hands-on community work and leadership experiences while raising students’ awareness of community issues and challenges.

“Being selected as a Bank of America Student Leader has given me the competitive advantage of learning to be workforce ready,” said Andre’l Shuman, Bank of America Savannah Student Leader.

The Savannah-based Student Leaders have engaged in an eight-week paid internship and participated in programming that includes learning the vital role nonprofits play in advancing community health and the importance of public-private partnerships to drive social change while building financial acumen.

“Being an intern has provided me with valuable hands-on learning experiences that teach me things that I otherwise wouldn’t be able to fully learn in school,” shared Sarah-Kate Maher, Bank of America Savannah Student Leader.

“We recognize that building workforce skills early can help prepare a young person for long-term success,” said Patrick O’Neil, president, Bank of America Savannah. “Investing in youth and young adults is part of our broader commitment to connect individuals to the training and jobs needed for economic mobility and success, ultimately strengthening our community.”

Bank of America has been a partner of Goodwill Southeast Georgia since 2017, providing support to elevate the mission of Goodwill to assist individuals as they overcome obstacles to achieve economic independence. In 2021, we provided job training and job-placement services to 1,614 people, created opportunities for nearly 91professional credentials to be earned, and helped 241 individuals find jobs at companies in southeast Georgia.