High School Programs

High School Ambassador Program

The National Breast Cancer Foundation High School Ambassador is a volunteer position for interested Junior and Senior students. This High School Ambassador will act as an NBCF representative at all designated High School Ambassador Events, and be responsible for increasing awareness of NBCF's mission and programs, as well as providing students with information about fundraising opportunities. The High School Ambassador must be a self-starter with a great desire to help others. He or she must be energetic, outgoing, and creative with outstanding communication skills.

The NBCF High School Ambassador program is exclusive to Plano ISD and Frisco ISD students.

High School Internship Program

NBCF is partnering with Frisco ISD to bring the students of Frisco our High School Internship Program. The dates of the internship will run from June 10-July 19.

Each intern will spend six weeks at NBCF immersing themselves in the non-profit culture and learning how the various departments work together to support the mission of the foundation. The first three weeks will be spent in Programs, Development, and Marketing to learn about the day-to-day operations of NBCF. There will also be a session for each of the six weeks that the intern is with us to learn about resume preparation, interview skills, public speaking, and other important professional topics relevant to working in any environment. The last three weeks of the internship will be spent working on a group project that will be presented to senior staff.

Meet Our Past Interns

Our inaugural internship program began in the Summer of 2016 with four bright young interns. Since then, we've had the pleasure of working with over 15 interns. We are thankful for the relationships we've built with these students and appreciate their ongoing contributions to our cause. See below to learn more about our interns.

Sarah Varghese
SUMMER 2018

"Being an NBCF intern was one of the best experiences in my life. None of the interns knew each other, so it was a lot of fun getting to know the students from all different FISD schools. On top of that, each and every employee was incredibly helpful and kind. Everyone accepted our meeting requests and went out of their way to make sure our experience was memorable and worthwhile. I learned so much over these past six weeks that I would have never learned if it wasn't for the NBCF employees and this incredible internship program. Everyone pushed us to be successful and encouraged collaboration and new ideas. The real life aspect taught me about corporate culture and how to navigate a professional workplace. Most importantly, I learned about the many different opportunities, possibilities, and careers available for me. It was a phenomenal summer experience that I am grateful for."

Tarun Sontam
SUMMER 2018

"Interning at NBCF was a one-of-a-kind experience because of how structured yet open the experience was. We were given schedules of what to expect for the week, but we still got to set up our own appointments, complete tasks however we liked, and gain valuable insight from current employees through one-on-one sessions. Being able to experience the corporate setting in high school itself is definitely eye opening and allowed me to truly put into practive the countless tips we are given in school of how to behave in the workplace. The employees here are very open to suggestions and will find time in their day to work with us, even though they have personal tasks to complete. At NBCF each intern was assigned an advisor, who would guide us through the 6 weeks and would be available whenever we needed them. While at first glance a desk job might seem boring, I was actually able to have a lot of fun with my fellow interns and definitely matured through this internship."

Noor Anjum
SUMMER 2018

"Often times, high school students are told about how things will be like in the 'real world' and what they will or will not be able to do in their futures as it currently relates to their school environment. This internship gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in a professional workplace and see it for myself. I will forever cherish the kindness and generosity with which all of the employees treated me, as well as the meaningful lessons they passed onto me."

Jaanhavi Honnavalli
SUMMER 2018

"Working as an NBCF intern was one of the best professional experiences of my life. I can confidently say that I've gained skills that I would not have learned in a classroom. This internship program bridged both my career path interests - business and medicine - into one comprehensive program. This internship has helped me fine tune my workplace skills such as public speaking, leadership, creativity, and project management. More importantly, this program gave me the opportunity to make lasting connections with people who are currently in the workforce. Overall, I would not have traded this internship experience for anything else, and I am proud to have been able to make a difference in the professional world."

Jyothika Annareddy
SUMMER 2018

"If I am being completely honest, I had no idea what to expect walking into this internship. I thought maybe it would be related to the buzzwords often associated with the word 'internship'. Stapling, filing, and maybe even coffee runs. However, at the end of this intership I am walking away a completely different person. In the past 6 weeks I have learned more about the business world than I have sitting in any classroom for a whole 10 months. Everyone here at NBCF, including top executives, went out of there way to make time to talk to us about resume building, networking, professionalism, and even public speaking. All the employees went out of their way to make sure that we would get the best learning experience possible, and treated us as if we were their co-workers rather than just high schoolers. We were thrown from a world of calling all business professionals and adults Mr. and Mrs. to having open conversations with them on a first name basis. We were forced to step out of our comfort zones and grow professionally. I will forever be grateful for the connections and skills I have established during this internship."

David Moon
SUMMER 2018

"The NBCF internship program as a whole gave me insight into my potential career paths. Even beyond giving me advice, the program offers invaluable life lessons that can be applied to any professional setting. One of the biggest takeaways I learned was the significance of being open-minded to all new concepts. For instance, during our final project, one of the interns would bring up a great idea that I had not considered before, and we ended up implementing that idea into our final presentation. In addition, being able to interact with professionals who are experts in their respective fields widened my view of all career disciplines. It may sound cliched, but what you put into the internship truly determines what you get out of it. It is up to the students to schedule meetings and reach out to the professionals within each organization, which taught me the importance of taking the initiative. Overall, the internship far exceeded my expectations."

Cierra Black
SUMMER 2016

Kulsoom Jawaid
SUMMER 2016

Rohith Perumalla
SUMMER 2016

Michelle Tong
SUMMER 2016

Audrey Loi
SUMMER 2017

Gautham Metta
SUMMER 2017

Sydney Waitley
SUMMER 2017

Rohan Jeni Varghese
SUMMER 2017

Madi Ketten
SUMMER 2017

Nikhil Kumar
SUMMER 2017