bizzNEST, Digital NEST’s creative agency, is committed to launching the careers of young Latinx community members. We are passionate about empowering and nurturing the next generation of creative leaders. Our talented designers, developers, and content creators produce work that drives client results.

The bizzNEST internship provides a paid professional experience featuring career navigation workshops, one-on-one career coaching, professional mentorship, and the opportunity to earn industry certifications. Interns also enhance their portfolios and cultivate professional skills to build the careers of their dreams.

We’re also passionate about providing our interns with experiences that extend beyond the walls of our agency. bizzNEST empowers interns by visiting tech companies and gaining firsthand insights into the industry. Recently, Paystand, a business-to-business payment network, generously hosted us. They received a tour of the company, met with various employees, and Jeremy Almond, Paystand’s CEO and founder, shared his inspiring journey to building the company.

These field trips are much more than just fun outings – they profoundly impact our interns’ professional development. Take Yoni Merino, a web development intern, for instance. During the Paystand visit, Yoni connected with an employee whose story resonated with him. Yoni learned about Bitcoin mining and witnessed the possibilities that lie ahead. Yoni connected with Umberto Aguilar, the Director of DevOps who is a native of Mexico with a degree from La Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

Yoni Merino bizzNEST Web Development

Yoni shared, “When I think of people in tech, it’s hard for me to see people like me, so it was cool to see a Hispanic person in tech thriving.”

Seeing the diversity at Paystand was key for Yoni. Learning about the possibilities for him and his community was transformative. This field trip planted the seed of discovery and motivated Yoni to look at other career options like crypto mining. It allowed him to see himself in an industry where he previously felt out of place.

This experience encapsulates bizzNEST’s goals for the youth we serve. They gain hands-on experience through learning opportunities and prepare for full-time jobs. By forging partnerships with tech companies, like Paystand, we can continue to invest in the career journey of our young people.

Join Us on This Journey, Host our Youth! 

Help us inspire our youth by hosting a field trip with bizzNEST. We’d love to hear from you! Contact Vanessa Para (vanessa@digitalnest.org)