High school internships allow for additional development of workplace and technical competencies. Internships are an essential way for today’s youth to experience the value of work, develop pride in work and mature personally. Many communities have opportunities for students to intern in an industry or to work with some community organization addressing a particular problem or need of the business/industry sector.
Internships must be directly related to a student’s career concentration area. All activities are related to classroom instruction that a student has received. A student must have a Career-Technical Education Faculty Member as their sponsor. A minimum of 135 hours must be accumulated within the scheduled internship semester in order to receive academic credit for the course.
Who May Participate?
In order to be considered as a high school apprentice a student must meet the following criteria:
¨ Be at least 16 years old
¨ Be a high school senior
¨ Completed or be enrolled in a Level II Career-Technical Education Course related to the Internship.
¨ Have at least a 2.0 GPA.
¨ Be in good academic standing
¨ Have a good attendance and discipline profile
¨ Have appropriate communications and math skills
¨ Recommended by Career-Technical Education Pathway Teacher
¨ Have parent’s approval and conference
¨ Have school administrator approval and conference
¨ Have Career-Technical Education Director’s signature
¨ Have reliable transportation
¨ Be willing to make a firm commitment to the Internship Program
How Is An Intern Evaluated?
Supervising employer will evaluate the student intern on his/her work-based experience.
If you would like to apply for an internship, please complete the following packet and return to Mrs. Lynn Ray in E Building.
What is registered apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a unique, voluntary, industry-driven system that prepares individuals for occupations requiring a broad range of high-level skills and related technical knowledge. The apprentice learns the how-to as a wage-earning employee in on-the-job
training under the direction of a highly skilled craftsperson. The why is learned through related technical instruction classes.
For more information, check out this brochure created by the North Carolina Department of Labor.
Youth Employment Permits must be completed by all students that are working in a job and are under 18 years of age. For information and the process to follow, please see the website: