Internships are intended to prepare you for a career path, but a unique program in central Little Rock is offering a different take on the ole college internship experience.
C.J. Duvall, a former Alltel executive, has hand-picked a number of interns to help work a massive 8,000 sq. ft. garden outside of Hoover United Methodist Church. There’s no application process to join the program – Duvall says that personal determination can often decide who participates.
"I actually have a litmus test for inviting people to work here. When someone says, ‘I’d like to work with you or around you,’ I’ll give them a very basic sort of assignment," he says.
How well they follow through with that assignment proves responsibility, desire and self-initiative to Duvall.
The work these young people do won’t be the average listing on their resumes, but like the college degrees they’re seeking, what they learn at the garden can be used for the rest of their lives.
You can watch the video here.