Huntington High School’s career internship program offers seniors a peak into what the future might hold. Gaining insight into aspects of a job before ever stepping foot on a college campus and deciding to pursue a specific academic major appeals to the hundreds of students who have participated in the initiative over the years.
Coordinated by school counselor Bernadette Walsh and retired high school librarian Camille DeCanio, the internship program provides participants with a challenging real world environment allowing them to experience all the ins and outs and pressures of an assortment of career fields and even actual job titles.
“The student internship program is designed to provide seniors with opportunities for enrichment activities that go beyond the traditional academic experience,” states the high school curriculum guide. “During the year, students will pursue a career and develop a creative project. Participants will earn one academic credit for their yearlong placement. Students are required to work under the supervision of their mentor and to maintain a detailed journal reflecting on completed activities and knowledge gained from their experiences.”
The program is available to seniors, who earn one academic credit following completion of their respective internship. More than forty seniors are participating in internships this year. Some of the program’s participants are engaged in internships outside of the school district.
Interested in learning more about the internship program or serving as a mentor for a future intern? Contact Mrs. Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org.