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Louisa students lend county summer support

Posted on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 9:00 am

Bailey Willis interned with the County of Louisa over the summer.

Bailey Willis interned with the County of Louisa over the summer.

Earlier this year when applying for summer jobs, Louisa County High School graduate Bailey Willis knew she wanted a position that could prepare her for the metaphorical “real world.”

And for six weeks, that’s exactly what the County of Louisa gave her.

Willis was one of seven interns who worked for various county departments this past summer. Serving as an office assistant for the general services department, Willis and her counterparts got a coveted peek behind the curtain to see how county officials and employees function.

“I did any work they needed me to do, like filing, scanning or organizing desks,” Willis said. “I basically did anything that needed to get done. It enriched my knowledge on how things work around town, like the processes of getting things done.”

The internship positions are available as part of the Louisa County Summer Internship Program, which has flourished since it’s creation in 2005. According to county documents, The Louisa County Board of Supervisors established the program to provide valuable work experience through meaningful and challenging work assignments, as well as to provide an insight as to how county governments work.

To read the entire story, see the Aug. 28 edition of The Central Virginian.