Internships and Micro-Internships

District 214’s Center for Career Discovery supports a multitude of different workplace learning experiences for students, including internships and micro-internships, to help advise and affirm career choices for students before they graduate.


Program Contact

careerdiscovery@d214.org

Fall and Spring Internships

This program is designed to provide Junior and Senior students with authentic, relevant and meaningful learning experiences in the local community which assist the student with post-secondary decision making.

  • The Internship is a NON-PAID, one-semester course (.5 credit)

  • Students can earn a letter grade (A = 4.0) or take the course Pass/No credit

  • The Internship is included on high school transcripts.

  • Students submit assignments and their participation is monitored and evaluated by an instructor.

  • Transportation is sometimes available upon request.

Internship Requirements:

  1. Meet with School Counselor to discuss self-identified career goals.

  2. Students must be able to intern 5-10 hours per week for a total of 60 hours per semester. (During school or after school/weekends.)

  3. Consider your schedule and your after school activities prior to applying for admission to this program.

  4. School attendance and discipline records must reflect mature responsibility and behavior.

  5. Internet access is necessary for ongoing communication and submitting online assignments.
    (This includes a commitment to regularly check school-issued @stu.d214 e-mail.)

Criteria strongly considered for Acceptance:

  1. Past or current enrollment in Career Area Pathway Courses.

  2. Past or current enrollment in Related Electives.

  3. Career-Related Activities and/or Experiences

See the D214 Career Pathways booklet for details.

Summer Internship Program

This program is available to incoming Juniors and Seniors who are extremely committed to pursuing a specific career and have the knowledge, skill, and dedication that will be required to engage in a very rigorous and challenging and valuable hands-on learning experience which cannot be replicated in the classroom.

  • The Internship is a NON-PAID, two-semester course (.5 credit)

  • Students can earn a letter grade (A = 4.0) or take the course Pass/No credit.

  • The Internship is included on high school transcripts.

  • Students submit weekly assignments and their participation is monitored and evaluated by an instructor.

Internship Requirements

  1. Students must be 16 years of age by first day of Summer School.

  2. Meet with School Counselor to discuss self-identified career goals.

  3. Take at least one class related to career interest area.

  4. Attend District 214 Career Night or classroom career exploration experience.

  5. Students must be able to intern 15 hours per week. Consider your schedule and summer activities prior to applying for admission to this program.

  6. Internet access is necessary for ongoing communication and submitting online assignments. (This includes a commitment to regularly check school issued @stu.d214 e-mail.)

  7. Reliable transportation is required.

  8. School attendance and discipline records must reflect mature responsibility and behavior.

  9. Summer Internship Application deadline is March 15.

  10. Summer School enrollment and fees ($197 total for both semesters).

  11. Upon acceptance into the program, students need to register by May 1.

Beginning in April, interviews will be scheduled and take place at school when all forms have been received. 

Due to the customization and individualization that's involved with securing each internship placement, acceptance into the program does not guarantee placement.

Micro-Internship Program

This opportunity is designed to provide Juniors and Seniors with authentic, relevant and meaningful learning experiences in the local community which assists the student with post-secondary decision making.

  • The Micro Internship is a NON-PAID, one-semester course (.25 credit)

  • Students can earn a letter grade (A = 4.0) or take the course Pass/No credit

  • The Internship is included on high school transcripts.

  • Student participation is monitored and evaluated by an instructor.

  • Transportation is sometimes available upon request.

Micro Internship Requirements:

  1. Meet with School Counselor to discuss self-identified career goals.

  2. Take at least one class related to career interest area.

  3. Attend District 214 Career Night or classroom career exploration experience.

  4. Students must be able to work independently for 30 hours during a semester (During school or after school/weekends). Consider your schedule and school activities prior to applying for admission to this program.

  5. Internet access is necessary for ongoing communication. (This includes a commitment to regularly check school issued @stu.d214 e-mail.)

  6. School attendance and discipline records must reflect mature responsibility and behavior.

2019/2020 Application Deadlines

October 31 for Spring Semester Placement

March 15 for Summer Placement

April 15 for Fall Semester Placement

Once these deadlines have passed, interviews will be scheduled and take place at school when all forms have been received. 

Due to the customization and individualization that's involved with securing each Micro Internship placement, acceptance into the program does not guarantee placement.