Alyssa George, a senior at Twin Valley High School, has been named December’s Intern of the Month. George interns at The Labs Funeral Home in Honey Brook where she is being taught how to effectively run a funeral home.
Throughout high school, George struggled with settling on a career field that best suited her interests until she began to research funeral service and mortuary science. From there, George proceeded to set a dual enrollment position into play.
“I’ve worked the system,” she said. “Because of my internship and dual enrollment at Penn State Berks, I only have class from 7:47 - 9:09 a.m., giving me all day to spend at the funeral home. The internship program has made me more prepared for college and life outside of high school.”
The end of George’s school day is where her work day begins. Upon arrival at the funeral home, George works funerals and learns how to smoothly operate the business side of things. She observes everything from the accounting and office work to embalmings and meetings with families.
“I love it,” she said. “I’ve become like family with my bosses and coworkers. I have learned and experienced everything from A-Z.”
“We are very delighted to have Alyssa here at the home. She is energetic, eager to learn and incredibly organized with detail,” David Eames, said. “As a young woman who is new to funeral services, she has learned very quickly.”
Following her high school commencement, George will be attending Northampton Community College for funeral services. After that, she will be serving a one-year apprenticeship prior to expectantly opening a funeral home of her own.
“It’s a calling,” she said. “I love it.”