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Monday, April 24, 2017


Name of Organization: BrightStars
Address: 535 Centerville rd, Warwick RI
Description of the overall mission of this organization:
"BrightStars helps families in Rhode Island access QUALITY child care, early learning, and school-age programs.We help child care providers learn about best practices in early learning and apply them to the care children receive.We recognize program quality and give parents information to make choices about their children's care and education."
Ages of youth served: birth to 12
Name of Mentor: Alyson Panzarella & Jessica Calle
Hours worked: 4 days, Monday-Thursday, 8:30- 2:30 (24 Hrs in 1 week)
Description of your role and duties: Going through documents assessing what they have submitted, sending incomplete document emails, helping with information sessions, helping plan advocacy day, going on site visits to do assessments, & calling providers.
Description of the culture of the place (how many people in the office, dress code, communication style): nine people in the office. The dress code is dressy casual. Jeans and sweater/ proper shirt allowed when not on site visits. In the field it is business attire. The environment is very relaxed and easy going.
Additional Requirements: (travel, etc): travel if you don't live in Warwick.
Special notes on process of getting this internship: Just be friendly speak about what you are truly passionate about  don't just do it because it's an internship. I fell for what they believe in. I also picked this internship because I never imagined myself in administrative role and thought I would have hated it but I took a risk and did it because in life there will always be some type of administrative side, so why not get more experience.
Other internship opportunities with this organization: you learn a great deal about RI Early Learning Standards: RIAEYC, NAEYC, RI TQRIS.
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? Administrative, Curriculum, DCYF
sports, preschool, DCYF, teenagers, administrative, trauma, mentoring, hands-on, art, science, afterschool, dance, curriculum, library, school, leadership, paid,
Your name: Molly Magrane
Your cohort: 4
Your email address if others can contact you: mmagrane_3786 at

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