Career Academy Internships
The Career Academy Internship program is a great way to groom future talent.
It’s a win-win for our organization.
Students participating in Career Academies receive focused instruction and experience in a chosen career field. Immersion in the subject area, through specialized coursework and hands-on experiences, enables the student to explore the field before starting college or a career, while gaining practical skills and contacts that can prove invaluable to future success. An internship with a professional in the chosen field provides a key career immersion experience for students in several Career Academies. During the internship, the student develops original research, a creative production or a community-benefit project.
Below are just a few of the many ways that students – with the support of professional mentors – contribute to their mentor sites:
- researching and writing grants to help fund local community projects.
- using technical skills in networking and programming, computer repair and help desk support.
- assisting with maintenance and repairs for construction management projects.
Students enrolled in a Career Academy can confirm eligibility by contacting the Office of Career and Technology Education or their school counselor.
- Provide a professional level internship related to subject of interest to both student and mentor.
- Evaluate student progress and final project.
- Additional roles and responsibilities.
Benefits To Mentor/Organization
- Gain personal satisfaction through working with highly motivated interns.
- Identify and nurture top-caliber talent early.
- Receive high quality work and fresh perspectives that enhance the company’s mission and goals.
- 5-10 hours per week (unpaid) at job site throughout school year.
- Student provides transportation.
- Office of Career and Technology Education – 410-313-6636
The Career Academy Internship program “allows my employees to showcase their skills by mentoring, thus improving employee retention and boosting morale when they are able to share the workload.”