Pentacle Announcement: Small Businesses needed for High School Internship Program!

Pentacle’s Career Development programs cultivate the next generation of leaders

For Small Businesses: Need an Intern?

Pentacle’s High School Internship Program seeks small businesses who are interested in expanding their administrative capacity through a structured internship program. The program matches each participating entity with a self-motivated high school intern for 5 hours/week for a period of eight weeks. The Summer 2021 session will run July 6 – August 31, 2021. The deadline for partner artistic entities to apply is Friday, June 11, 2021. Participation is FREE for small businesses. Pentacle compensates the intern with a $600 stipend.

Graphic with TestimonialThrough an extensive recruitment and interview process, Pentacle identifies potential interns and pairs members of the cohort with participating entities. Companies are required to submit an application detailing their mission, activities, and plans for the intern. This information is used to make appropriate matches.

During the program, companies’ interns gain hands-on experience in business practices and attend weekly professional development seminars led by Pentacle staff members and visiting career professionals. Through this dual experience, interns have an opportunity to build their hard and soft skill sets, learn from their peers, and meet industry leaders. Interns also receive a dedicated Mentor for the 8 week session.

Participating small businesses must have an annual budget size under $1 Million. 

Working with an intern through Pentacle provides a greater sense of intern commitment and accountability due to the program’s structure and Pentacle’s role as a facilitating organization.

Remote and in-person internships will be assigned based on applicants’ preferences. The weekly seminars for interns will be held over Zoom. We are open to interns and companies outside of NYC.


  • Qualified intern through extensive recruitment
  • Clear work plan outlining intern responsibilities and company goals
  • 5 hours/week for 8 weeks to work with an intern
  • Mentorship and guidance from Pentacle staff, as needed

The deadline for partner small businesses to apply is Friday, June 11, 2021. There is NO fee for participating companies.


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For Interns

Pentacle’s High School Internship Program seeks passionate and self-motivated high school students who are looking to supplement their academic education with real-life business skills or may need help figuring out their next steps. This program requires a commitment of 5 hours/week for eight weeks. The session will run July 6 – August 31, 2021.

Graphic with screenshot of interns on ZoomHigh School internships allow participants to gain hands-on experience in professional business practices and attend weekly professional development seminars led by field leaders and Pentacle staff members. Interns are matched with small businesses according to their mutually-defined goals, schedules, and interests. Weekly professional development seminars offer interns the opportunity to build their administrative skills, learn from their peers, and network with field leaders. Program administrators provide individualized mentorship to the interns and monitor their progress towards strategic goals as defined by each mentor and intern.

Interns must be available to work for their companies 5 hours per week over an 8-week session and attend one 2-hour evening seminar each week on Zoom. Outside work to prepare for seminars totaling 1-hour per week may be required occasionally. Remote and in-person internships will be assigned based on applicant’s preferences. We are open to interns and artistic entities outside of NYC.

In the final month of the internship, interns have the opportunity to discuss extending their internship to work with their designated small businesses beyond the program period.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Diligent and self-motivated work ethic
  • Desire to work individually, as well as part of a team
  • Positive, open and engaged approach


  • Considered & personalized match with a small business
  • Considered & personalized match with a Mentor
  • Weekly educational seminars focusing on a wide variety of topics and skills
  • Peer-to-peer learning and discussion
  • Dedicated Pentacle staff members to guide you through the experience
  • Guest lectures and panels with professionals in the field
  • Leadership development
  • The opportunity to gain hands-on work experience

Interns will receive a $600 stipend for their participation. 


Please fill out our online application and upload your resume and cover letter as PDFs at the link below. Remote and in-person options are available, but all professional development seminars will be conducted via Zoom.


Accepting applications until Friday, June 4, 2021.

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