6 High School Interns Join the Search Influence Team as Part of YouthForce NOLA Partnership

February 10th, 2021 by Paula Keller French

YouthForce & Search Influence - Partners since 2015Search Influence welcomed a cohort of six interns from YouthForce NOLA. YouthForce NOLA is a nonprofit organization that collaborates with businesses to prepare young people from underserved communities in New Orleans for fulfilling careers in high-demand industries. Search Influence and YouthForce NOLA have had a long-standing partnership that dates back to the internship program’s inception in 2015. Since that time, Search Influence has hosted more than 10 interns, with two continuing to work at the agency after completing their internships.

Search Influence and YouthForce NOLA are working together to safely resume their partnership during the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, Search Influence’s employees are working remotely, and the YouthForce NOLA intern cohort will join the team virtually. The six high school students participating in the internship program attend public charter schools in New Orleans: Booker T. Washington High School, Livingston Collegiate Academy, and the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy.

“As a digital marketing agency that is actively involved in developing local talent, being a part of this program is a wonderful feeling,” said Search Influence co-founder and COO Angie Scott. “For our interns, understanding how to navigate and thrive in professional environments will be critical to their success in the future.”

The interns who are joining Search Influence will learn about many aspects of digital marketing, including:

– Account management
– Editing websites and web content
– Quality assurance processes
– Sales

Each YouthForce NOLA intern will be paired up with a mentor who will guide them throughout the experience. The mentor coordinates training with agency subject matter experts and offers feedback as they progress through the program.

“I love working with the interns because I recognize how important professional experience is for a young person trying to navigate what their career and ‘adult life’ will look like,” said Teri Murphy, an account coordinator at Search Influence and second time YouthForce mentor. “I think it’s impactful for the interns to have someone relatable they can work with to see what’s possible for them.”

Welcome, YouthForce interns! We can’t wait to see you grow into CHARGED members of our team.