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Senior Internship

The Senior Internship Program is offered to students during the last quarter of senior year. The goal of the internship program is to promote on-the-job training while developing the necessary skills needed in the workplace.

Students must demonstrate:

  • Maturity and responsibility
  • Good academic standing
  • No major disciplinary issues
  • A good attendance record
  • Able to represent themselves/school in the community

The Senior Internship Program allows students to:

  • Identify and explore career fields before they commit to years of preparation
  • Receive academic credit for completed internship experiences
  • Discover the relevance of their academic studies to work
  • Learn the standards and expectations of the working world
  • Evaluate their employment skills and needs
  • Test their decision-making abilities in workplace settings

Senior Internship PowerPoint 

Senior Internship Policies

Senior Internship Requirements

Senior Internship Fact Sheet for Employers

‚ÄčPortfolio Checklist

Finding an Internship Site

  • All students should identify and submit their internship site to Ms. Lengauer by February 9, 2018
  • Please sign up to meet with Ms. Lengauer should you need assistance with locating an internship site

Steps for finding an internship site:

  • Be Resourceful: Make a list of all of your personal contacts, who do you know that can help you find the internship site that you want?
  • Do Research: Search for local business and organizations that you are interested in and reach out to them.
  • Reach Out: Get in touch with contacts/businesses over the phone or in writing.
  • Be sure to proofread the email before sending it out. Include a bit about yourself (Natick High senior), why you are interested in this particular internship site, and provide the dates (April 2 - May 11, 100 hours onsite).
  • Resource: https://www.teenlife.com/blogs/articles/where-should-high-school-student-start-when-looking-internship

Forms needing signatures (signed forms submitted to Mrs. Hanna/Ms. Lengauer):

Internship Portfolio: Due Wednesday May 16, 2018 (with the exception of the Essay due May 4 to English Teacher)

  • Updated Resume (sample resume): To include most recent internship experience
  • Helpful tools: Naviance Account - About Me - Resume or Microsoft Word Templates - Resume
  • Employer Fact Sheet (sample fact sheet): To include business information, specific job titles you are interested in and the steps needed to obtain those jobs
  • Weekly Time Sheet and Reflection: Record time, answer journal prompt and obtain supervisor signature. Reminder - students must intern for a total of 100 hours.
  • Massachusetts Work Based Learning Plan: Tool used by student and employer to promote and measure growth in general skill areas. Employer should review during first 2 weeks and again during the last week.
  • Final Summative Essay: Reviewed and graded by the English Department.
    MUST INCLUDE FINAL ESSAY (with revisions) IN PORTFOLIO
  • Student Evaluation
  • Copy of Thank You Letter to Employer

Internship Showcase Presentation:

Students will prepare a visual presentation of their internship, showcasing their experience, their project, and what they have gained from it. Students should be prepared to answer questions and go into more depth about his/her experience.

Visual Format:

  • A 3-fold display board (36” x 48”) or a technology based (PowerPoint, iMovie, Google Doc, etc.) presentation.
    • If using technology, must include small board to include basic information (name, workplace, job description)
  • Visuals are great! Some people prefer having handouts (1 pager or informational card/brochure) 

All Presentations Must Include:

  1. Your name
  2. Company name & location of your internship
  3. Mentor information (name, job title, description of his/her job responsibilities)
  4. Your job description (what did you do, primary duties, working hours, etc.)
  5. List an important/surprising/valuable skill or concept you learned during your internship
  6. An overview of your project 
  7. Visuals and/or artifacts from your internship (photos, samples of work you did, etc.)
    • Always remember to gain permission prior to taking photos at your internship placement
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