CTE Internships

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 dmurphy@mhslive.net

Work- Based Learning Program-Internships

Participants are required to do the following:

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

Student Responsibilities

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

Development Coordinator

Complete activities within work-based

learning experience

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

Coordinator regularly

Turn in required materials and inform Career Development

Coordinator of any issues that may arise. Also attend scheduled meetings with the Career Development Coordinator

Site Responsibilities

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

Parent and School Responsibilities-

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.

Nondiscrimination Policy

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.