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The ASPIRE WS internship program will provide opportunities for students to gain job skills and explore career choices. ASPIRE WS is a paid internship program for juniors and seniors in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools.

ASPIRE WS currently operates in the following high schools: 

Interested juniors and seniors must complete an online application by following the link below. Once the student’s application is received, the parent or guardian listed on the application will receive an e-mail linking them to a Parental Waiver. The parent or guardian must electronically sign the Parental Waiver for their student to participate in ASPIRE WS. 

Eligible students will attend an information session with Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. and will also be required to successfully complete an Employability Workshop sponsored by Forsyth Tech. Students will have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews, create a resume, gain financial literacy, and learn skills that will help them succeed in the world of work. 

Students will then interview and be placed with host companies for a minimum of 80 hours and up to 135 hours in the internship term. ASPIRE WS operates year-round offering summer, fall, and spring terms. Interns are guaranteed $10 per hour. 

The program is funded in part by a generous grant from the Truist Bank Charitable Fund.

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Special Thanks to Our Employer Host Companies:

A/perture Cinema

Atlas Law

Bell, Davis, and Pitt

Forsyth County Government

Kaleideum North

Lambert Architecture & Interiors


Salem Gymnastics & Swim

The Little Theatre

The Westlawn School

Trellis Supportive Care

Truliant Federal Credit Union

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