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What is an Internship?

An internship is a career exploration experience  in which students are placed at an organization for a defined period of time. Students learn about a particular industry or career by taking on a responsible role as a employee. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to “test-drive” career possibilities, to gain valuable work experience in a field they are interested in, determine how to conduct themselves in a professional environment, create a network of contacts, and earn a school (academic or honors) credit.  Internships may be paid or unpaid.  This is an excellent way to determine if the industry and/or profession you are interested in is the best career option to pursue before investing time and money in training and education.

Internship Requirements

  • Student must be in 11th or 12th grade

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 and no more than 5 absences

  • Complete a minimum of 120 hours at the sponsor site.

  • Complete all paperwork, job evaluation and presentation

  • Reliable transportation 

  • Prompt and timely communication with Mrs. Ward and your employer


Internship Workbook and Grades

  • Internship Workbook - Click here to download the workbook

  • Final evaluation by your employer (30%)

  • Internship Documentation (15%)​

  • Internship Journal (25%)

  • Final project presented to a panel at CHS (30%)

  • Set up a time to meet with Mrs. Ward if you have questions or concerns with the internship workbook/grades

  • Click here for a copy of  the Time sheet

  • Click here for a copy of the Supervisors Evaluation

Honors Credit for Your Internship

To earn honors credit for your internship, you must complete two of the honors projects listed below (rubrics are in the Internship Workbook):

  • Career Interviews - Interview three people involved with a career you are interested in.

  • Career Brochures - Create a two-sided, trifold brochure on a selected career.

  • Organizational Chart - Investigate the organizational structure of a company in your career choice.

  • Policy Manual - Get a copy of the organization policy manual from your  internship mentor.  Analyze according to the rubric

  • Creating a LinkedIn Profile

  • Doing a SWAT Analysis for your internship organization

  • Perform and external Emvironmental Scan of your internship organization

  • Click here to see the honors projects and rubrics