High School Student Internships Change Lives

Three steps to help students acquire an internship two days a week with a local business or organization.

Ninth grade internships in rural El Dorado County, CA — Photos by Michelle Spencer

In 2002 I was the internship coordinator at a newly opened charter school where every single student, starting in ninth grade, had an internship two days a week at a local business, hospital, city agency or non-profit. Here are three scaffolded steps that anyone can follow to gain…