Earn a course credit through an Internship while you gain invaluable "hands-on" experience in your CTE career cluster!
A CTE Internship allows for additional development of career and technical competencies within a general career field. Internships allow students to observe and participate in daily operations, develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers, and perform certain job tasks. This activity is exploratory and allows the student to get hands-on experience in a number of related activities. The teacher, student, and the internship site jointly plan the organization, implementation, and evaluation of an internship, regardless of whether it is an unpaid or paid internship.
Benefits of an internship for a high school student include:
Opportunity to develop professional skills
Helps you "stand out" when you apply for college or a job
Opportunity to network with people in the career you are interested in pursuing
Allows you to gain invaluable "hands-on" experience
Helps a student refine their career goals
Students can find information for registering for an internship in the Mitchell High Registration Handbook and should submit an application for an internship during the registration process. Information and the Internship Handbook are also included below.
Mitchell High School CTE Internship information contact: Denise Murphy, CTE Facilitator at 766-3452 or via email at email@example.com
Be at least 16 years old
Junior or Senior
Be in good academic standing
At least a 2.5 GPA
Have good attendance profile
Fewer than 7 days absent the previous semester
Have a good discipline profile
No out of school suspensions the previous semester or school year
Have reliable transportation
Transportation to and from work site
Identify possible placement site
Be able to tell the Career Development Coordinator where possible work site is located (Work site must be a valid learning opportunity in relation to student pathway.)
Complete Work-Based Learning
All applications should be completed and returned to the Career
Complete activities within work-based
Written and verbal requirements: time sheets, Haiku
Journal entries, capstone project, etc.
Represent school well
Be responsible, dress appropriately, and maintain excellent work
habits at the site
Communicate with Career Development
Turn in required materials and inform Career Development
Coordinator of any issues that may arise. Also attend scheduled meetings with the Career Development Coordinator
Assist with development of
Skills Development Plan
Assist the student in accomplishing his/her goals by developing a
Skills Development Plan (an outline of tasks & responsibilities)
Evaluate student learner
Evaluate the student’s performance each grading period.
Evaluation counts as 60% of the internship grade
Communicate with school
Communicate with Career Development Coordinator whenever
Provide a safe and effective learning
Ensure that the student works in a safe environment and provide students with a variety of learning experiences that will offer a broad view of the site’s entire operation.
Establish schedule for student learner
Ensure that student learner has opportunity to earn 135 contact hours on site
Communicate on a regular basis
The school and the parent should remain in regular contact to
ensure proper supervision of student
It is the responsibility of the parent to provide reliable transportation for the student
Supervise work-based learner
It is the responsibility of the Career Development Coordinator to visit the site to ensure proper placement and safety of the student. The coordinator will review the time sheets and be responsible for the assignment of a grade.
In compliance with Federal Law, Mitchell County Schools administers all education programs including its Career and Technical Education Programs, employment, activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.