Transit Wireless, a leading 5G neutral host fiber infrastructure company, announced its participation in NYC Summer Bridge, the nation’s largest youth internship program. Summer Bridge connects a diverse group of students across all five NY City boroughs with internships at technology companies. In response to COVID-19, more than 50 nonprofits have come together to design a virtual Summer Bridge plan for 2020, which serves over 35,000 students.
“COVID-19 has impacted everyone across our region, especially school-aged children,” said Louise Butler, vice president of people at Transit Wireless. “We are excited to partner with nonprofits from across the NYC community to deliver an impactful virtual experience for students across all five boroughs. This experience provides interns with exposure to the tech industry, mentoring, and on-the-job training as they begin to explore and build their careers.”
Focused on rising high school juniors and seniors, 15-20 students will work with Transit Wireless on a specific company project over an intensive three-week period. The Summer Bridge program focus includes:
- Career Exploration: Allows students to discover new career possibilities.
- Skill-Building: Students will receive help with resumes, cover letters, and interview skills, as well as learn essential job readiness skills and workplace etiquette.
- Connections to Professionals: The program will help students build their network through mentoring, career panels, social media workshops, and more.
- Community Building: Students will learn valuable skills to become an active citizen at work and in their community.
The Summer Bridge begins the week of August 10, 2020 and ends August 28, 2020. For more information about the program, please click here.
About Transit Wireless
Transit Wireless is a leading 5G neutral host fiber infrastructure company that provides cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity to large infrastructure projects including the New York City subway system. Transit Wireless and its majority shareholder BAI Communications, finances, designs, builds, operates and maintains wireless networks to connect millions of customers each day. The Transit Wireless subway network is an award-winning public-private partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and provides service to all Tier One wireless carriers. The network was honored with the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Award for “Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in an Urban Environment” and the prestigious 2018 IDC “Smart Cities North America Award.” Transit Wireless is a proud supporter of the MTA and Literacy Partners annual “Subway Reads” campaign and won a 2018 Honorable Mention in the MTA’s Genius Transit Challenge. Find out more about Transit Wireless at transitwireless.com.