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Amherst College paid interns help nonprofits

July 23, 2012 • Business


In this Tuesday, June 19, 2012 photo, Maria Darrow, of Falmouth, Maine, who will start her sophomore year at Amherst College in the fall, puts on a headband after planting strawberries as part of her paid internship at a community farm in Amherst, Mass. The 20-year-old is among 170 students working at nonprofit organizations that are getting a boost with an influx of idealistic young workers who benefit from an arrangement financed by the prestigious western Massachusetts college. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — With tutoring experience already under her belt, Tian Buzbee is now getting some practice in the administrative side of education before graduating college prepared for a career teaching math.

The Amherst College student, who will graduate next year, previously tutored math at Holyoke High School and currently is being paid $2,000 as a summer intern in the superintendent’s office of the Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools, where she said she’s learning about school administration.

The work has also been a financial boost.

“I think it definitely makes a difference because I know I needed a job making money,” Buzbee said.

The 21-year-old is among nearly 200 students working at public sector and nonprofit organizations that are getting a boost from an influx of idealistic young workers who benefit from an unconventional arrangement financed by the prestigious western Massachusetts college. For Buzbee, her Login to read more

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