• Internships

     
    An internship is an experience in which a high school student learns by taking on a responsible role as a worker in a company or organization and then reflects on what happened while the student was in the workplace. 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. Internships are recommended for juniors and seniors and must be at least 135 hours. Students will earn a credit (1) for the internship.
     
    Students must complete an Application,  Business Sponsor Internship Guide, and Student Internship Workbook  before being placed in the Internship ProgramPlease print and complete the application and student workbook and turn into Ms. Frazier.
     
    I have created an online version of the application and student internship workbook.  You must meet with Ms. Frazier in order to be placed in the internship class.  Online Internship form 

     

    Internship Requirements:

    Pre-Internship
    1. Conference with Internship Coordinator (Transportation, scheduling, counselor approval, expectations, and possible placements – must be off campus)
    2. Complete internship application
    3. Complete Code of Conduct
    4. Complete Internship Agreement

    During the Internship
    1. Complete workplace orientation
    2. Complete learning objectives
    3. Track and complete of a minimum of 135 contact hours
    4. Complete weekly journals
    5. Maintain communication with your Internship Coordinator
    6. Internship Coordinator will complete a site visit

    Post-Internship
    1. Complete electronic summary of experience (PowerPoint presentation, Prezi, video)
    2. Participate in final presentation
    3. Complete student evaluation
    4. Completed internship supervisor’s evaluation
    5. Complete thank you cards
    6. Internship Coordinator will award final credit
     
    Honors Level Enhancement
     Students wishing to obtain honors level internship credit must complete two (2) of the four (4) enhancement lessons. Lessons include, career interview, career brochure, organization chart, and policy manual. 
     
    Internship Scheduling: Internships do not have to correspond with the school calendar. A student is free to make application and begin the internship anytime during the school year. Credit and grades are assigned after the student completes all requirements and submits all work to the Internship Coordinator. Hours can be earned over the summer prior to the school year credit is awarded only if the Internship Coordinator is available to oversee this experience.

    The expected outcomes of the internship experience for students include the following:

    • increased self-esteem and personal growth from successfully meeting new interpersonal and intellectual challenges
    • new skills and knowledge
    • 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
    • the development of positive relationships between the Internship Program and the school and the community
    Contact Ms. Darlene Frazier in room 107R or email dfrazier1@wcpss.net for additional internship information.