Fort Leonard Wood's Davidson Fitness Center is among several organizations participating in an intern program for high school seniors through the Waynesville Career Center.

"To apply for the program, students in 12th grade must speak to Jonie Wilson, the guidance counselor or to myself," according to Traci Pattison, WCC director.

Students who attend Crocker, Dixon, Iberia, Plato, Newburg, Laquey, Richland, and Waynesville high schools are eligible to participate in the nearly 20 programs the WCC offers.

This intern position is based on a student's career goals and interest. From there, the WCC coordinates the internship with organizations such as the Fort Leonard Wood Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports and Fitness Program.

"The position here allows students to work at every fitness center with flex hours in the mornings and with events that take place in the evenings," said Jeffery Barrett, DFC facility manager.

The intern program, which started at the beginning of the school year in September and will last until school graduation in May, counts for school-credited hours as part of the graduation requirement.

Tiffany York, a senior from Plato High School, is currently participating as an intern at DFC through the graphic design program with WCC.

York said her job is to help with the fitness staff, clean and check equipment, sign in personnel and broadcast event announcements.

York, who wants to pursue a career in sports journalism and broadcasting, said the internship is a great way to get a start on pursuing future career goals.

For more information on the program contact WCC guidance office at 573.842.2500.