Emily Wynne, a recent SUNY Fredonia graduate and Grand Island native, has joined the Jamestown Gazette as a journalism intern. Her position is part of the Chautauqua Advancement Project (CAP). Emily will be a contributing writer for the Gazette during her internship. Look for her articles each week about local businesses, events and interviews.
The paid CAP summer internship program — a division of Chautauqua Works and the Chautauqua Workforce Investment Board (the WIB) — places recent college graduates at local businesses to sharpen their skills in their various professions and to gain real-world experience in their chosen fields.
The goal of the Chautauqua Advancement Project is to bring young professionals to the Jamestown area, integrate them into the community and retain them as part of the local workforce.
Every Friday the interns work with the WIB to develop leadership and networking skills, explore Jamestown and organize a yet-to-be-announced community project. The program is sponsored by the Gebbie Foundation and managed by Katie Geise, Executive Director of the WIB, and Jody Cheney, IT/Facilities Director of the WIB.