An internship is an opportunity for students to apply the knowledge they have gained from their academic studies in a practical, workplace setting while exploring career options. Internship experiences should provide exposure to an occupation, industry or career field, have a clear purpose/focus, and a specific project for sstudents to complete. They can be paid or unpaid. Students in their senior year are eligible to participate in the Internship program.
Internships benefit students in a variety of ways:
- Creates opportunities for student to meet and beat challenging expectations
- Provides a first-hand perspective of a career
- Provides a way to develop essential workplace skills
- Promotes continued learning and achievement
- Increases student confidence
- Assists in making decisions about educational pathways beyond high school
- Affords an opportunity to make contacts with professionals in the field
- Gain academic credit by working with an internship facilitator
- Strengthens resume
- Apply for a Career Internship your junior year of high school and complete necessary forms.
- During the summer between your junior and senior year of high school, begin looking for your internship.
- Once an internship site has been established, contact the internship facilitator at your school so the facilitator can formally approve the site.