Immigration hosts summer interns

| 25/07/2017
CNS Local Life

Immigration officials (L-R, seated) Jenifer Gager-Sterling, Samantha Bennett, Bruce Smith and Audrey Hill with summer interns

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Immigration (DOI) has brought on 16 Caymanians, from various high schools and colleges, as part of the government’s summer internship programme. This annual opportunity allows the interns to gain work experience and awareness of the DOI operations. Acting Chief Immigration Officer Bruce Smith welcomed the students and thanked the department’s staff for their cooperation in mentoring and coaching.

“The Department must be ready to assist in the training of our young people as they will take on the responsibility of the civil service in the not too distant future,” Smith said. “Employees will model what it is to work in a hectic and essential arm of the Government, while providing a positive experience for these young adults.”

Interns are assigned to various sections of DOI including work permit administration, passport and corporate services, enforcement and border control.

Christopher Dixon, a University College of the Cayman Islands student, has been assigned to the enforcement section. “I hope to someday join law enforcement and working with the enforcement team has heightened my interest. I am thankful for this opportunity,” he said.

Janelle Taylor, a second-year medical student at University of the West Indies, said, “It has been a pleasure to work as a summer intern at the Department of Immigration for the past three years. I thank the department for helping me to gain valuable work experience in different areas, specifically in the temporary work permit express and human resource sections.”


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