We structure our internship like a class. We have a syllabus and projects with deadlines. Every morning, our interns work on our production line. Every afternoon, they shadow a different team member in a different area of the business. They finish their day working alongside our design team, learning about the creative process and applying it to their own personal project. By giving them a chance to see every part of our work, from manufacturing to design, we try to open their eyes to the whole picture.
It's not just about their learning though. Through teaching and working alongside each other, we learn things about ourselves that we don’t usually see otherwise. We haven’t had a single person at the end of an internship, intern or Grovemade team member, left uninspired.
It may not work for every business, but those able will see a profound impact. This is a call to action for anyone interested. There’s a whole generation of high school students out there looking for direction, guidance and inspiration. You have the power to change lives and to help show them a path to the future, wherever it may lead. All you need to do is open your doors.