What is an internship?
Internships are “hands on – outside the classroom” learning experiences where you can explore and gain experience in a career field of interest.
- professional work experience
- gain skills and knowledge in a field you are interested in pursuing
- helps to guide your career goals
- build your resume
- expand your network
Planning for your internship should begin the semester prior to the expected start date. You should speak with your counselor and Career Specialist if you are interested in an internship. They can assist you with making the connections and determine if you are going to complete your internship for career exploration, career readiness or for course credit.
Work-based Learning Internship for Career Readiness & Course Credit
Did you know you can receive your career readiness qualifier or course credit for your internship?
Career Readiness- 40+ hours and you will be qualified as Career Ready at graduation
Internship for Course Credit– 120 hours minimum and you will be Career Ready and receive academic credit for graduation
- If needed, complete CCSD Student Internship Connection Request Form & meet to discuss options and possible internship sites
- Speak with school counselor regarding space for internship in upcoming schedule
- Complete and turn in Educator Recommendation, Training Agreement & Transportation/Emergency Information form to teacher of record. Can be found in the Student Internship Packet
- Submit Weekly Journals / other written assignments and Time Sheets/proof of hours worked to teacher of record
- Submit Mid-point & Final Supervisor Evaluation Forms & total hours verification to teacher of record
Student Internship Checklist
- Complete CCSD Student Internship Connection Request Form & meet to discuss options and possible internship sites
- Speak with school counselor or career specialist to ensure an internship will be a good fit for your schedule
- Submit Supervisor Evaluation forms from training agreement packet to your teacher of record/Career Specialist