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Internships & Work-Based Learning

An internship is a professional position where a student works in an organization, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification.

Work-Based Learning is an education strategy that provides students with real-life work experience where they apply academic and technical skills to develop their employability.



Will it be an approved internship?
  • Will the experience in nature be meaningful?

  • Does it align with the student's post high school goals/interests?

  • Will it allow for the student to have a supervisor/mentor who can train, set expectations, and provide feedback?

  • Does the internship better prepare the student for a specific career/position after high school graduation?

  • Will the student be able to complete a minimum of 60 hours of applied/hands-on experience through this internship?

If you can’t answer yes to all of the above questions, then it is likely not a good fit for an internship.

We encourage your student to think outside of the box, and we are happy to help brainstorm and collaborate with you. If you are unsure about internship approval, please contact Anita Manuel at


Earning elective credit with these options gives students the ability to continue to grow and learn skills that will help them in the future while, at the same time, earn high school course credit.

9th & 10th Grade Work Study Addendum

Freshman and Sophomore students may earn elective credit with an internship or work study opportunity. These courses are not Next Step courses, but portfolio electives. 9th and 10th grade students will complete the same assignment types as 11th and 12th grade students. Students will be loaded in a Schoology classroom. This Schoology classroom will be pre-loaded with all the required assignments and forms.

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