Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Student Wins National Internship Award

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jared Standish, a BHCC student working as an intern at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, has won the national Two-Year Program Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA).

Jared StandishStandish received $500 and attended the CEIA National Conference in Atlanta, where he was part of a panel with students attending four-year colleges or earning their master’s degrees. His comments garnered praise from CEIA President Patricia Bazrod, who personally congratulated him on his strong presentation. “We are so proud of Jared,” said Sharon Schaff, BHCC Director of Career Advancement and Internships. “He is one of the most enterprising, industrious and goal-oriented students I have come across.”

“Jared’s selection for this honor is a testament to his quality of work, professionalism and dedication to both his internship and his academics,” said Collette Knightly, Director of Global Services Marketing Programs at EMC. EMC has recognized him with three quarterly Rewards and Recognition awards, typically given to full-time employees. While on the job, Standish was selected to design promotional materials distributed to more than 13,000 attendees of EMC World, an annual trade show.

“Without doubt, our College, through Jared Standish’s stellar representation, has distinguished itself as having a high-caliber internship program,” said Cora Miller, Learn and Earn Coordinator, who introduced Standish at the awards ceremony. The Learn and Earn program offers students paid work experience in top Greater Boston corporations. More than 330 students have now taken part in the program, gaining experience in an array of industries, from healthcare and financial services to the defense and pharmaceutical industries.

The Learn and Earn program launched in 2012 with five corporate partners: Raytheon, State Street, Suffolk Construction,BJ’s Wholesale Club and EMC. Since its inception the program has expanded to include 10 additional partners: Bank of America, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, The Boston Foundation, Dovetail Health, Eaton Vance, Fidelity Investments, Liberty Mutual, Staples, UBS and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. More information at

The Cooperative Education and Internship Association has been the leader in work-integrated learning practices for more than 50 years. More than 1,600 colleges and universities are members.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).