The Margo Leonetti O'Connell '60 Students Advancing in Internship Leadership and Learning (SAILL) Program
Our signature Internship Program, The Margo Leonetti O'Connell '60 Students Advancing in Internship Leadership and Learning (SAILL) Program, has rapidly grown from 2 girls to over 70 student interns annually! This signature program fosters personal, educational and professional growth. Our girls become involved with a community of scholars and leaders while also learning the technicalities of some of the most renowned organizations to work for in Los Angeles.
SAILL is open to rising sophomores and above, providing our students' opportunities to work with extraordinary leaders who are not only role models, but who have made important contributions within their fields. We believe the learning experience begins during the selection process: each student who applies for an internship is interviewed, providing practice and direction on presentation skills and highlighting her strengths and unique qualifications. As students are selected, they are "matched" with their preferred internship programs/fields, then move into their placements (typically for 6-8 weeks), where they deepen and broaden their knowledge and skills in "real life" work situations.
Scroll to read various stories from students' SAILL experiences from previous years. For more information on this program, please contact the Director of SAILL and Co-Director of College Counseling, Mr. Philip "PJ" Petrone at [email protected].
Philip "PJ" Petrone Director of SAILL Co-Director of College Counseling
"I am impressed with the students we have had. I believe the program is a unique and valuable experience for your girls. I wish I had this opportunity when I was in high school!" - Keith Markolf, Ph.D., - UCLA Biomechanics Laboratory
"What surprised me the most about mentoring a Marymount intern this summer was that when they take the initiative, they are really capable. They are stronger than the college grads I interview and even hire!" - Christian Tregillis, Hemming Morse
"The interns we receive are wonderful. We look forward to the program every year!" - Parini Mehta - CO Architects