Ryken Internship Student Experience

The Xaverian Ryken Internship Student Experience, known as RISE, gives qualified students an opportunity for hands-on experience in their field of interest. The goal is for both interns and employers to mutually benefit from these experiences. Our students gain valuable, real-world experience. Our RISE employers assist our young men in developing their skills and interests while simultaneously helping prepare them for life after Xaverian. In doing so, they not only serve the young men in these internships, but also their community and their chosen field. R.I.S.E is a rigorous internship program that calls on students to be thoughtful and reflective as they grow both academically and as a young professional.

 • Develop hands-on experience with an eye toward the college experience 
 • Networking experience
 • Building professional skills like writing, public speaking, and working as part of a team
 • Earning recommendations from an employer
 • Building confidence 
 • Emotional and personal development
 • Early relationship building for possible future employees
 • Increases profile with the Xaverian broader community
 • Assists Xaverian in its goal to fully develop the skill, talent, and understanding of our young men
 • Capitalizes on an opportunity to "pay it forward"


RISE is a hands-on student internship program that begins in mid-June and concludes at the end of July. We expect RISE interns to join their employer onsite and in-person for 3-5 days per week and approximately 4-8 hours per day during the course of these six weeks. While the decision to make this a paid or unpaid internship is up to the employer, we require RISE employers to provide direct supervision and mentorship to the intern. Please note that Xaverian will have a rigorous and thorough internal interview process, ensuring program applicants are hardworking, punctual, and dedicated to meeting the expectations of both Xaverian and the employer before being recommended. RISE employers will have the opportunity to conduct their own interview with the prospective intern before deciding to move forward. RISE employers are required to establish and share clear expectations, duties, and outcomes before the participant begins his internship.

Would you like to be a RISE employer? Please provide your contact details in the form below and we will be in touch with the next steps.

For employer related questions, please reach out to David Nelson at dnelson@xbhs.com or Jim Scholl at jscholl@xbhs.com. For student-related questions, please contact Barbara Mitchell at bmitchell@xbhs.com.

RISE Employer Interest Form

Participating Employers

The goal of the RISE program is to allow students to connect with alumni, parents of alumni, and friends of the school who work within a profession of high interest to them; exploring the industry through hands-on experiences.

Thank you to the following employers who participated in the RISE program in its inaugural year:

  • Abacus Health Solutions 
  • Barrett Distribution Center
  • Gaston Electrical 
  • NEI
  • RBI Baseball Academy 
  • Seegel Lipshutz Lo & Martin
  • UDA Architects
Xaverian is a Catholic, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7-12. As an inclusive community, we embrace diverse experiences and perspectives, welcoming students and families from all faiths and backgrounds. Through exceptional academics, athletics, the arts, faith formation, and service opportunities, we help young men discover their unique gifts and talents so they can share them with a world in need.