Anna Stamper has been hired as the Clatsop Economic Development Resources’ coordinator for the Clatsop Works internship program. She starts March 12.
The new paid internship program will pair high schoolers with local employers. Participating businesses must be able to host interns for up to six weeks, pay at least minimum wage and provide them an employee mentor and management.
Stamper served in the Coast Guard for five years and taught social studies and humanities at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. She holds a bachelor’s in government and political science from the Coast Guard Academy and a master’s in secondary education from Old Dominion University.
A Coos Bay native, Stamper relocated to the North Coast in 2016 to be near her family. She worked at the Wet Dog Cafe, Downtown Coffee Shop and as an advertising representative at The Daily Astorian before joining the city as an administrative assistant.
Stamper’s position with the college is funded almost fully by local school districts. She will work under Clatsop Economic Development Resources and the Small Business Development Center and be based at the college’s South County Center.