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Internship Program

 

The Career Exploration Internship Program (Course #0618) is available to any 11th or 12th grade student wishing to gain on-the-job knowledge about a future career.

 

Students will:

Earn 1/2 credit for the Career Exploration Internship Program by completing 81 hours at an approved internship site

Learn about a career in their future field of interest

Intern in a variety of careers to compare options

Narrow and focus career goals

Network with professionals in the industry

 

Student will work under the supervision of a mentor at the internship site and the Work Experience Coordinator.  The internship student does not displace employees, fill vacant positions or relieve employees of duties.  The internship should be mostly observatory in nature and should include the activities agreed upon between the employer/mentor and the student as outlined in a Training Agreement signed by the workplace mentor and student.

 

 

THE STUDENT WILL:

 

  • Call (or a parent or guardian will call) the Work Experience Coordinator and the employer by 8:30 a.m. of the day of an unavoidable absence and give the reason.

  • Be unable to work at the internship when absent from school.

  • Adhere to the rules set up by the school, the employer, and the coordinator.

  • Make a serious effort to learn his/her job, related job skills, and career occupational fields.

  • To the best of his/her ability, become a conscientious and valuable intern, maintaining regular attendance and acceptable work levels.

  • Keep all work station business matters in strict confidence and be honest, punctual, cooperative, courteous, and willing to learn.

  • Maintain a good school record in order to earn a high school diploma

  • Regularly furnish the coordinator with information necessary about his/her internship program, complete the necessary reports, and consult with the coordinator regarding problems at the internship site.

 

THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN WILL:

 

  • Grant permission for the program participation by the student and encourage his/her efforts.

  • Share with the Work Experience Coordinator information vital to the successful development and performance of the student.

  • Accept responsibility for the safety and conduct of the student-learner while he/she is traveling to and from the school, training station, and home.

 

THE EMPLOYER WILL:

 

  • Within the scope of the business, provide the student with experiences of instructional value.

  • Provide a safe and healthful environment.

  • Provide adequate supervision by a qualified and interested employee.

  • Cooperate with the Work Experience Coordinator and involve him/her in planning and in resolving problems involving the program and the student participant.

  • Follow applicable State and Federal regulations pertaining to employment of minors.

 

THE WORK EXPERIENCE COORDINATOR WILL:

 

  • Visit each student worker at least once at the internship site.

  • Cooperate with the employer and the employee assigned to supervise the student’s training on the job and to solve student problems.

  • Meet with each student’s parents or guardians during the school year.

  • Provide each student with at least one period per week of related classroom instruction or counseling on a group or individual basis.

  • Adjust all complaints with the cooperation of all parties concerned.

  • Select, place, transfer, or withdraw student workers as appropriate.

 

Students may enroll through their School Counselor or directly through the Post-Secondary Planning Office in the High School Library. 

 

For more information, contact the Work Experience Coordinator at 345-9294.

 

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