Expanding Career Possibilities

Remarks by Michael McCarry, Executive Director
Alliance for International Education

We've had excellent experience with the intern program. The best thing about it is that you get outstanding people.

We've had terrific young people, either students or recent graduates. They're bright. They're energetic.

They're highly motivated.

We're looking for people who have a certain level of English, but we're looking for people who are energetic.

We're looking for people who are bright and articulate, and can talk about how this internship fits into their career goals.

And typically those are the types of people we've gotten.

It's very rewarding to be able to help young people, both to learn more about the United States and advance their own careers

or develop skills that can help them down the road.

Of course, employers in the internship program are all types of businesses.

But I would really encourage any American employer to look at this carefully

because as I said, I think you get really, really top-notch people.

And you're able to help really top-notch people, and it's always great to have talent in your own office.

It allows young people to have this experience in the United States at a time

when it can really be culturally enriching for them and also expand their career possibilities.