Career Readiness for Students → Explore High School Plans → Internships
Updated September 22, 2020
While MCPS schools remain in virtual-only instruction, MCPS-sponsored in-person internships and work-based learning (WBL) experiences—those that award MCPS course credits with an MCPS teacher of record—will remain on hold at this time. In-person worksite options are considered an extension of the classroom and will follow guidance for the recovery of in-person instruction in school buildings. Internship coordinators and WBL teachers are expected to visit job sites in-person, to ensure safe working conditions and valuable educational experiences for students. In addition, teachers and paraeducators provide in-person on the job training and direct job coaching to many students and is a fundamental aspect of WBL programming. In order to ensure equitable access to these in-person experiences with appropriate levels of MCPS staff support, MCPS will develop and implement in-person internship and WBL experiences in conjunction with other plans for small group instruction in school buildings, when approved to do so. In the meantime, state-approved student WBL experiences will continue to take place through virtual internships, capstone projects, and other virtual simulations.
An internship is a directed, practical learning experience, outside of the normal classroom setting, in which students sharpen skills, gain experience through structured and monitored work-based learning experiences. Students apply academic concepts, mastery instructional objectives in a professional settings, and develop a direct primary approach to identify organizational operation of local professional companies.
Sample Course Plan for Internship
High School Internship Program Agreement
Summer Experience Verification Form
If this program is not available at your school, meet with your counselor to select courses that will allow you to explore your interest in these careers.