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What Is An Internship?
An internship is a temporary position created by a business that benefits the host business and provides valuable work experience to a young person.
Role of the Internship Coordinator:
Acts as the liaison between the schools and area employers cultivating the relationships that leads to successful internships.
Hours per week:
4-16 hours (variable)
65+ hours (minimum for high school students to receive school credit; College students can also receive unit credits based on type of internship)
10-12 weeks (variable and can continue is all parties agree)
Employer discretion for paid or unpaid internships
Student Age Range:
Steps in Placing Intern:
Works with local employers to create hosting opportunities for internships.
Meets with Career Advisor(s) to review internship process and required documentation.
Provides list of current Internships to Career Advisors
Students completes Student Internship Form, Resume and Data Release Form and submits to Career Counselor for review.
Sends reviewed forms to the Internship Coordinator
Internship Coordinator/Career Advisor:
Discuss current internship postings and students in candidate pool for pre-screening matching
Presents candidates (Student Internship Profile and Resume) to employer for consideration to interview
Presents opportunity for selected candidates to interview to Career Advisor
Presents selection decision from employer to Career Advisor
Initiates the execution to completion of the Parent-Student Internship Agreement. (High School Only)
Initiates the execution to completion of the School District-Business Internship Agreement. (High School Only)
Coordinates the start of first day of internship
Checks in with employer on the status of internship. Provides feedback and evaluations received from employer and student
Evaluates whether to continue internship or start with new
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