Pelham Together Summer Internship
Program Ends in Success

Pelham Together interns made their mark all around the community and local area throughout the month of August. They are and we are excited to highlight some of their experiences.


The programs 31 high-schoolers, all incoming 10th – 12th graders, kicked off the program with a Town Hall-style discussion with Congressman Jamaal Bowman about his early life and career influences, the importance of staying curious, and taking ownership over your learning and experiences. The next three days were led by a youth development and career consultant, PT staff, and a PMHS graduate and alumna of the PT Summer Internship Program, Akaylah NgSaye. Activities focused on identifying personal leadership styles, developing communication and collaboration skills, and building confidence. Interns met with their mentors as part of a large Meet and Greet during which they set goals for their placements and practiced some of those “soft skills” with a room full of adults. 


The teens worked with local and locally-connected businesses, non-profit organizations, government offices, education, medical and health-related businesses, trades, and arts and design firms. Partners include: 914 Cares, Broadway Theatricals and Beyond, Senator Alessandra Biaggi’s Office, Cantina Lobos, Chamber of Commerce, City University of New York, DaniLee’s Helping Hands, Flowerbake by Angela, Healthynowny, Manor Auto, J&S Mechanical, Junior League of Pelham, Mercy College, New York Athletic Club, Pelham Animal Hospital, Pelham School District, Pelham Together, Pencil Projects Architecture, Premier Music Studio, Red Wagon Design, Shoreline Publishing (The Pelham Post), Stellar Management, Symmetry Physical Therapy, Stats Preschool, The Picture House, TheaterMania, Town of Pelham, Younglife, and Vital Productions.  

Several interns were hired to continue working beyond their internships, and some will work part-time during the school year. Strong partnerships with area employers make this program possible. Everyone at Pelham Together wants to thank the mentoring organizations for the time, energy, and commitment to the youth of Pelham. 


Applications for next year’s summer internships will open in March 2023 and are due in early April 2023.  Visit our website:, for more information.