Internships

Telephone: 301-649-8598

What is an Internship?

A student internship is an unpaid, career-focused experience during which students become directly involved in the workplace. This experience provides an opportunity for a student to apply the skills obtained in school to real work situations and to learn additional skills. 

An internship will also help students define their career goals.

Minimum Requirements

In order to earn credit for internship, students must work a minimum number of hours, as follows:

  • Triple Period Interns: 225 hours/semester = 15 hours per week
  • Double Period Interns: 150 hours/semester = 10 hours per week
  • Single Period Interns: 75 hours/semester = 5 hours per week

The hours may be arranged to suit the convenience of the supervisor and student. Hours will be given for the weekly seminar meetings which are held at Northwood High School with the Internship Coordinator.


Course Descriptions

7813/7816 Internship, Student A/B

0.5 credit per semester
This unpaid internship complements the student's school program and is pursued under the supervision of school staff. Regularly scheduled in-school seminars explore career and workplace issues. Students will learn about society directly and explore various career options. Internships are coordinated at the student's home school. Hours required per semester for the internship experience are: single period, 75 hours; double period, 150 hours; triple period, 225 hours. Students may be required by the sponsoring organization to provide appropriate documentation that may include a social security number and/or proof of citizenship.

7818/7819 Internship, Student A/B Double Period

1.0 credit per semester
This unpaid internship complements the student's school program and is pursued under the supervision of school staff. Regularly scheduled in-school seminars explore career and workplace issues. Students will learn about society directly and explore various career options. Internships are coordinated at the student's home school. Hours required per semester for the internship experience are: single period, 75 hours; double period, 150 hours; triple period, 225 hours. Students may be required by the sponsoring organization to provide appropriate documentation that may include a social security number and/or proof of citizenship.

7822/7823 Internship, Student A/B Triple Period

1.5 credit per semester
This unpaid internship complements the student's school program and is pursued under the supervision of school staff. Regularly scheduled in-school seminars explore career and workplace issues. Students will learn about society directly and explore various career options. Internships are coordinated at the student's home school. Hours required per semester for the internship experience are: single period, 75 hours; double period, 150 hours; triple period, 225 hours. Students may be required by the sponsoring organization to provide appropriate documentation that may include a social security number and/or proof of citizenship.