Internship

DHS Internship

 

Teacher/Coordinator:  Mrs. Kerkvliet

Room: At Middle School

Email: bkerkvliet@ccsd1.org

DESCRIPTION

The career internship program is designed to provide students with “real-world” experience in a chosen career field setting. Hands-on work experience in a setting of interest will help to provide students with invaluable understanding of a chosen career field they decide to pursue. 

 

REQUIREMENTS - Students are required to have taken or be concurrently enrolled in ELP Online Career Readiness class.

 

  1. Dress and act appropriately.
  2. Completion of pre-internship assignment. This is due before you leave on your internship on or before September 1st. If students do not turn this assignment in on time, they will be dropped from the internship program. No exceptions.
  3. Maintain passing grades in four required/elective classes.
  4. Maintain accurate check in/check out records at the high school office and at your internship site.
  5. Submit to Mrs. Kerkvliet a report, neatly completed by you and your supervisor, of internship dates agreed upon by you and your internship site supervisor. This is due after the completion of first week of internship. This report should also include how you will notify supervisor/site of any missed internship days. 
  6. Daily journal entries are required of your experience each day you intern.  Your journal entries are due to Mrs. Kerkvliet on the last day of each school week.  You can pick up your journals the following week. 
  7. A complete portfolio of your experience. Due date for your completed portfolio is Friday, December 15th. The portfolio will NOT be accepted after this date; no exceptions.
  8. Satisfactory evaluations are required during the course of the semester. 
  9. Student is responsible for transportation to and from internships.
  10. Internship supervisors have the ability to fire you from their site as an intern student.  If fired as an internship student, it will be treated as ISS and you will be required to report to the office during your designated internship time; you will also fail the semester as an intern, no exceptions.
  11. If you have an internship that does not require you to attend on Fridays, this will be your time.  You are not allowed to loiter around school building during this time period.  Parents, please be aware that your student may or may not be required to attend his/her internship on Friday and may be free to leave during this time or to utilize this time working on other work in classes, etc. This is individualized for each student; for more information, please talk to Mrs. Kerkvliet.
  12.  Students must be to their internship site by Tuesday, September 5th or they will be dropped from the internship program. No exceptions.
  13.  Students must attend the lunch meeting(s) on August 24th (the first day of the 1st semester) in Mrs. Kerkvliet’s room, or they will be dropped from the internship program. No exceptions.

 

EXPECTATIONS

  1. School policies are required to be followed at all times.
  2. Dress and conduct yourself in an appropriate manner at all times.  Remember: You are representing Douglas High School. 
  3. Punctuality and attendance are important in the classroom and at the work place.  Therefore, I expect that each student shall arrive at the internship site at the required times and dates set forth by you and your internship site supervisor.
  4. You must be present and accounted for at either your internship site or at your teacher/coordinators classroom.  If not, you are considered truant, and you will receive an unexcused absence.
  5. All excused absences must be cleared through your teacher/coordinator.
  6. Notify your internship site immediately of any missed scheduled internship days. 

 

Goal of WBL Program at DHS
The goal of Work Based Learning (WBL) at DHS is to provide a continuum of work related experiences for high school student’s grades 11-12, that focus on helping students in developing both specific career area skills and transferable competencies.  These competencies include such areas as: critical thinking, teamwork, decorum, ethics, time management, honesty, problem solving, written and oral communication, in preparation for the workplace and post-secondary education (college).

 

How the WBL Program Works

The WBL program at DHS is composed of three areas: 1) Career Internships, 2) Educational Internships, and 3) Work Based Experience (WBE). The Career Internship portion of the program is designed to provide students with “real-world” experience in a chosen career field setting.  Hands on work experience in a setting of interest will help to provide students with invaluable understanding as they search for a career field of interest. 

 

WBL Requirements

Career and Educational Internships require a portfolio be kept and submitted at the end of the semester (see information sheets for specific requirements).  Both internships require satisfactory evaluations throughout the semester as well as maintaining passing grades in four required/elective subject areas.  Students are required to dress and act appropriately and maintain accurate check in/check out records at the high school office and internship site.  See specific internship information sheets for a more detailed description of requirements. 

*All students in the WBL program must provide their own transportation to and from their internship or WBE sites.