Huntington High School’s credit-bearing career internship program provides seniors with a year-long peak into possible careers and frequently produces clarity prior to deciding what to study in college. There are 33 students participating in this year’s initiative.
Gaining insight into the various aspects of a job before stepping foot on a college campus and having to make a decision about an academic major has benefitted the hundreds of students who have completed internships over the years.
Coordinated by high school business teacher Paige Furman and dean of students Paul Caleca, 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 specific job titles.
This year’s participants include Andreas Seferian, Sarah Giarrauto, Kyle Green, Fantazhia Ward, Kate Sheran, Jailyn Fuentes, Briana Isaza, Jordan Forte, Sarah Biernacki, Mackenzie Madison, Drew Spina, Yolani Cabrera, Riley Zink, Ryan Aguirre, Isabella DiBenedetto, Jorge Parada-Cisneros, Aaron Chin, Juan Interino, Hallie Armengau, Angelica Hernandez, Jah-Meer Sallet, Bryan Wong, Gracia Renewitz, Michael Gerardi, Lissette Alvarez, Niurca Chabla Leon, Carrie Kilgour, Matthew Colavecchio, Brandon Ireland and Andrew Delcid.
Seniors Nate Deegan, Julia Steinberg and Isaiah James are all interning with organizations based outside of the high school.
“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 internship program is available to seniors, who earn one academic credit following completion of their respective internship. Interested in learning more about the internship program or serving as a mentor for a future intern? Contact Mrs. Furman (email@example.com) or Mr. Caleca (firstname.lastname@example.org).