WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS FOR THE HOST AND STUDENT?
INTERNSHIP: An internship, by definition, should include a specific learning objective.
Approved Woburn Memorial High School seniors will participate in an off campus externship opportunity during the 4th quarter of their senior year. Externs are looking to gain knowledge, skill, and/or further understanding of a particular industry of interest to them. Unlike classroom learning, students gain internship knowledge from on-the-job experience providing an experiential learning experience for all students.
HOURS: Student externs are expected to intern between 25-30 hours per week from April 3rd through May 15th. Hours will be determined by the host. April school vacation is April 20th-April 24th. Students should not be expected to extern during this week unless special arrangements are made with the student and intern host.
DUTIES: Duties and responsibilities should include tasks and projects that fall somewhere between making copies and mission critical. The majority of the extern’s daily duties and responsibilities should provide a meaningful learning experience. Externs should be encouraged to take responsibility for a regular task or duty and participate in active learning. The primary goal of an Externship program is a focus on learning. Externs are looking for guidance, to gain skill, and to hone their education with hands-on work experiences that will increase their understanding of the industry and prepare them for the workplace.
The externship host provides guidance and feedback facilitating the learning process. Externs want to learn and feedback on their ‘on the job’ learning is critical to the success of the externship experience for the student and the host. Final externship presentations will be scheduled during May 18th - 22nd at Woburn Memorial High School.