In partnership with community interests and local businesses, provide students with skills and opportunities that lead to careers, college, and lifelong learning.
Connecting. Learning. Working.
People to people. Theory to practice.
Discover what we like. Learn what we need.
Build skills. Build a team. Build a future.
Internship Program Overview:
Connect academic learning to career opportunities.
Explore occupations and industry clusters and awaken career interests.
Gain real-world work experience.
Develop productive work habits while cultivating meaningful relationships with mentors
Students will report to internship four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
No internships on Wednesdays.
Hours: 9:00am – 12:00pm OR 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Approximately 12 hours per week.
Employers may host one or both shifts..
Internships are held during students’ junior and/or senior year..
Ideally, Internships will be within a career path the student is interested in exploring to provide practical work experience. Some students will find themselves undecided, so we provide a broad scope of opportunities and collaborate with employers to make a good match.
Students will use a reflective course on campus to bridge workplace and classroom learning. Students may ask internship mentors to assist or participate in assignments, presentations and/or reflections.
A designated Internship Coordinator, easily accessible and available to employers, mentors, and students, will oversee the internship experience and provide any needed support. Additionally, we post materials about mentoring, project design, dress code, evaluations, and other topics online.
INTERN SUPPORT AND PREPARATION
Courses and training that prepare students for the internship experience:
9th Grade - Leadership
Leadership traits, community commitment, communication, and social norms.
10th Grade - Career Development
job searching, career exploration, professionalism/customer service,
and time management.