Innovation Academy Charter School Class of 2015
My name is Karl Rassmann and I completed an internship during my junior year of high school at Innovation Academy. As a Chelmsford native who has lived here all my life, this internship was literally and figuratively close to home for me. I started my internship in October of 2013 and continued it until May of 2014. In that time I learned a good deal about the workings of the town clerk’s office. In school I enjoy taking math class (pre-calculus to be specific) and chorus, which is quite the contrast if you ask me. I also enjoy taking opportunities to perform, whether it is on the stage of the school musical or on the field during a soccer game.
My projects while working with the clerk’s office have included sorting dog licenses into binders, organizing and cleaning cabinets, sorting the torrential flow of census and election supplies, organizing construction records by street address and other little tasks that need to be done around the office. I’m always happy to help! Working at the town clerk’s office as an intern has been my first exposure to a real life work place and seeing everyone’s smiling faces, even when stress levels are high, gives me hope that perhaps life will not be so bleak after college. I enjoyed working in an environment where everyone is encouraging and helpful. It has also been very interesting to see just how the office interacts with the town of Chelmsford. Seeing how the workers here manage so many things, from the censuses to the elections to the vital records makes me very grateful that we have a system that is always seeking to do its best and better itself. It has been a pleasure to intern at the office of the Chelmsford town clerk.
Fun Fact: One of my favorite memories was the last performance of my school’s production of “In the Heights.”
I am attending Gordon and look forward to studying music!