An internship is an experience in which a high school student takes a responsible role as a worker in a company or organization and then reflects on the experience. The Internship Program is a supplement to formal classroom instruction. Its intent is to significantly add to the vitality of the instructional program and to impact the courses that a student has taken or will take.
- Increased self-esteem and personal growth derived from successfully meeting new interpersonal and intellectual challenges
- Acquired new skills and knowledge.
- Increased exposure to various work roles and career choices.
- Increased understanding of the relationship between school-based learning and the work experience.
- Increased opportunities for high school students to explore areas of academic career, or service interests
- Development of positive relationships between the internship program, the school, and the community
- Develop good work habits.
- Experience personal growth.
- Strengthen communication skills.
- Gain an awareness of the community's vast resources and the world of work.
A student must complete 135 hours (1 credit) to complete an internship. Internships do not have to correspond with the school calendar. Students are free to make application and begin an internship anytime during the school year. Credit and grades are assigned after the student completes all requirements and submits all work to the certified staff sponsor. They may occur in the fall, spring, summer, or any combination. Students or potential business sponsors interested in learning more about the internship program should contact the Career Development Coordinator at their high school.