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HIGH SCHOOL MENTORSHIP/INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
"If you have knowledge, let others light
their candles at it."
What is Mentorship/Internship?
When do these programs occur?
an intentional process in which the mentor and student complete specific
a nurturing process which fosters the growth and development of the student
toward full maturity
an insightful process in which the wisdom of the mentor is acquired and
then applied by the student
a supportive and protective process in which the student learns new ideas
and skills as well as provides a service to the mentor and the institution
When do students work with the mentors?
Internship occurs during the summer months.
Mentorship programs occur during the school year.
What types of Mentorships/Internships are available?
Students accepted into the program work after school for approximately
five hours per week, for a total of 66 hours per semester or summer.
Participants earn 1/2 alternative credit.
What are the qualifications for participation
in the Mentorship/Internship Program?
Maryland State Archives: biographical research, historical
Maryland Municipal League: curriculum development, historical
research, public relations
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts: business manager, catalog
preparation, classroom assistant, marketing/advertising, public relations
What is required of the Mentorship/Internship
Student must be a high school junior or senior.
Student must have a grade point average of B or above with verification
from a school guidance counselor.
Student should have a recommendation from a professional who has taught
the student in a related area of study.
Student should show task commitment, ability to learn in an independent
setting, and ability to respond to directions from adults.
Student must be enthusiastic and demonstrate a sincere interest in pursuing
an academic mentorship/internship experience.
Student must provide his/her own transportation to the work site.
Student should demonstrate a willingness to develop a culminating product
for display at the end of the mentorship experience.
What constitutes a successful Mentorship/Internship
on-site visitations with a G/T/AP resource teacher or coordinator
notification of change in work schedule to mentor
completion of tasks/projects in a timely, responsible, and mature manner
collection of completed evaluation materials from mentor
completing a minimum 66 hours of work per semester or summer session (1/2
alternative credit per 66 hours)
submitting all signed monthly logs to the G/T/AP Office
receiving a satisfactory evaluation from the mentor on an Alternative
Credit Evaluation Sheet
participating in a reception honoring the successful completion of two
consecutive semesters of work with a mentor
awarding of 1/2 alternative credit for each 66 hours of work to be recorded
on the report card and the permanent record card
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Anne Arundel County Public Schools
2644 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
Last updated September, 2002
Gifted/Talented/Advanced Programs Office