Career Internship allows students to explore careers through a career internship of their choice. Students can list the experience on a college application as community service or work based learning. They develop critical thinking skills, attitudes, and work habits that prepare them for the work force and advanced study at the college or university level. The first weeks of instruction take place in the classroom, then students are placed in on-the-job learning experiences for career exploration and/or job skills.
Students will be able to identify educational pathways that meet his/her career goals, demonstrate knowledge of ethics, confidentiality guidelines, and legal issues in a chosen career area, and complete a satisfactory internship. Upon successful completion the students are given a letter of recommendation and a work evaluation from their worksite supervisor.
Integrated throughout the course are standards for Career Ready Practice and Academic Content Standards which include: appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge; communication skills; career planning; applied technology; critical thinking and problem solving; personal health and financial literacy; citizenship, integrity, ethical leadership and effective management; work productively while integrating cultural and global competence; creativity and innovation; reliable research strategies, and environment, social and economic impacts of decisions.
- CTE Sector: Business and Finance
- CTE Pathway: Business Management
- Located at: El Rancho, La Serna, Pioneer, Whittier, Frontier