As you might expect, a lot goes into creating a productive work environment, such as finding appropriate placements that align with teens’ skills and interests. NCSY and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles work with supervisors in the internship placement organizations to make sure they know how best to utilize teens. NCSY in particular had a steep learning curve since Israel really has no tradition of teen internships. But Dan Hazony of NCSY says that “once the supervisors saw how talented the teens were, many of the supervisors really understood the value of having the teens on their team and maximized the experience through the program accordingly.”
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