Ready, Set, Internship!

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Learn about a model internship preparation process that provides students with a fun introduction to their internships. The session addresses how to improve the interview process for summer internships. Participants will review documents needed to administer successful internships.

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by Patricia Gregory, Patricia Haselmann, Patrick Simmons, Toni Harmony and Anna Seviallos

Experience Learning That Works!

Creating Meaningful Internships at Miami Beach Senior High

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~Patricia Gregory

#nafnextPurpose/Objectives of the InternshipThe Internship is designed to give practical experience in the work environment through direct contact with professionals in the community. During this internship, students will take on the role and responsibility of a valued member of a business.After completion of this course,students will be able to:Describe education, personal, and professional requirements of the profession.Understand and use vocabulary appropriate to the profession.Demonstrate knowledge of special technologies.Exhibit growth in functioning in the adult world and professional community.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURESGather Needed DocumentationInternship Passport (includes needed documentation)Resume/Letter of ApplicationSocial Security card (copy)Birth certificate/passportBusiness CardDrivers License (photo ID)Proof of Student InsuranceReport Card (GPA)Record of school attendanceStudent Data CardStudent/Parent Internship AgreementField Trip Permission FormMedia Release Form

POLICIES AND PROCEDURESPrepare a Letter of Application

Be specific, market yourself. Letter of application should be a minimum of three paragraphs:1) Introduce yourself. 2) Sell yourself (skills). 3) Indicate how you may be contacted. Dont forget to attach your resume.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURESObtain Letters of Recommendation

Detail your work habits and leadership abilities.Ask a teacher, never a relative or girl/boyfriend, someone who can speak towards your character and has knowledge of your work ethic.Ensure that the person you ask to write the letter of recommendation will provide you with a good recommendation. Give them a copy of your resume so that he/she has information to provide in the letter or provide them with information that you want highlighted in the letter.

Preparing for the Day of InterviewDo your research on the company before the interview.On time is late, early is on time.Get a good nights sleep, set your alarm clock.Eat a good breakfast to feed the brain. Plan your mode of transportation ahead of time.Bring your resume, letter of application, and any letters of recommendation and/or examples of best work.SMILE and be confident.Give a firm handshake and sit down when asked to do so.Be prepared with your answers beforehand.Dont be afraid to ask questions at the end of the interview.Thank the interviewer and give a firm handshake at the close of the interview. Exchange business cards.

Post-InterviewWhat do I do after the interview?

Send a thank you note to your interviewer. Let your teacher/lead teacher see the note before its mailed.

First Day of the Internship 1) Follow same rules as the first day of interview - set alarm clock; set out clothes Bring your internship handbook. If you are going to be late, call the internship site to let them know.2) Smile, introduce yourself. Ask about company dress code if not previously discussed. 3) If any problems arise, speak to your work supervisor or M-DCPS Supervisor assigned to you.

During the InternshipSelf initiatingAssignmentsAttendance/PunctualityProfessionalismDealing with problems

Post-Internship1) Send a thank you acknowledgement.2) Request a Letter for Recommendation from your supervisor to include in your portfolio.


~Anna Sevillanos

#nafnextHighway to Success

Game Time!~How to make your students ready for their internship and have some fun!