An internship is an opportunity for a student to spend time with one or more employees at a business, school, non-profit organization, or government agency. The objective is to provide an opportunity to observe and gain hands-on experience in how business and industry work.
By being at the internship site, students will get a firsthand perspective of the skills and tasks required on the job. The goal of the internship program is to increase the student’s knowledge of workplace skills and receive on-the-job experience. The internship experience is developed based on the student’s chosen career interests.
Students are released during the regular school day to participate in their internship. The internships are developed between the student, parent, internship coordinator and the internship site. Participation in the internship program is considered a privilege that carries the responsibilities of regular attendance, passing grades and satisfactory conduct both in the high school and the community. Students may be removed from any internship program, at any time, with loss of credit, for failure to meet the expectations of the program.