Internship Program

Gaining Hands-On Experience in Professional Settings

The internship program is an opportunity to get hands-on experience in a chosen profession. Students rotate through four different career areas during their one-year internships.

The credit-bearing Internship Program is open only to high school seniors, and an application process must ensue in order to be a part of the program. The requirements are as follows:

  • An application must be completed and returned to Ms. Bean in the Student Services Center. Students are also required to have a resume.
  • An interview is scheduled between the student applicant and Ms. Bean.
  • Students are expected to dress and act as though they’re in a real job interview when meeting with Ms. Bean.
  • Students accepted into the program are sent acceptance notices during the summer prior to their senior year.
  • Students interview with their proposed first mentor before the beginning of the school year.
  • An orientation and training process takes place during the first few days of school.
  • Interns are expected to present themselves each day as if they are regular employees of the company or organization where they’ve been placed.

Requirements of an Intern

In addition to working in their internships, participants must also complete other career-related assignments; all are considered for an intern’s grade. For example, all interns must keep a portfolio of their experiences. The portfolio includes:

  • Completed time slips (signed by the mentors) that show the hours worked.
  • Weekly journal entries detailing the internship experiences.
  • An occupational project every five weeks.
  • Students interview with their proposed first mentor before the beginning of the school year.
  • A reflection paper at the end of each internship, which details the intern’s experiences, memories and feeling about the internship.
  • Miscellaneous pictures, forms, projects, etc. that reflect the intern’s experience.