Internship placements are student driver based on a student’s personal qualities, performance histories, areas of career focus or interest, and academic preparation. Since placements are personalized, based on each student’s requests, there is not a list of companies to choose from. Students are expected to research potential sites and work with Mrs. Hancock to get the placement set up. This set-up process takes place about 4-6 weeks prior to the internship start date.
Each intern, in cooperation with his or her site mentor, is expected to develop and complete a special project of significance and enduring value to the agency. The intent is to do something meaningful that gives back to the internship site. The project also provides the intern with an opportunity to demonstrate and improve his or her problem solving and communication skills.
The purpose of the final presentation is to demonstrate the student’s proficient use of oral communication skills, the ability to complete research to support a project and present information in a rational and logical way using technology and presentation skills.