Government celebrates bumper crop of summer interns

| 18/08/2015
Cayman News Service

GIS interns Japhia Augustine (L) and Emelina Montoya flank Deputy Governor Franz Manderson

(CNS): Ministers and officials recently attended a farewell reception for the 120 interns who have worked for government this summer. Welcoming the attendees, Gloria McField-Nixon, chief officer of the Portfolio of the Civil Service (PoCS), noted that this year’s internship programme exceeded the target set by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson to provide work experience for at least 100 Caymanian students.

Manderson said he was impressed at the large number of interns and the excellent reports he had received on their performance. Remembering his own journey, beginning as an intern at age 15 with the Immigration Department to becoming the head of the civil service, he said every intern has the potential, through hard work, to rise through the ranks just as he did.

“I’m delighted that the Cayman Islands Government was able to give so many of our bright young Caymanians the opportunity to work with us,” he said. Manderson highlighted the opportunity the event provided interns to network with top government personnel and among themselves.

The students were heavily involved in the afternoon’s programme, including PoCS interns Zachery Wright, who performed the National Song, and Victoria Ramos, who led the prayer.

Government Information Services (GIS) interns Japhia Augustine and Emelina Montoya presented a slideshow documenting the scores of students who had been working in agencies across the civil service. GIS interns, including Abigail Ebanks and Tre Dilbert, helped provide videography and photography services.

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Category: Civil Service, Youth

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