The fall 2019 interns took a picture in front of the senior wall. These students worked at engineering firms, local law firms, and Meredith College. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Fearn)
Leesville is inviting rising juniors, seniors, and parents/guardians to attend a virtual information session on Thursday, February 11, from 6:30-7:30 pm to find out more about internship opportunities.
Mrs. Canada, the Internship Coordinator, will run the meeting. Previous interns and supervisors will also attend to share their experiences. If interested, you need to sign up here.
CTE internships allow students to develop career and technical competencies within a career field. Students in internships observe and participate in daily operations, establish direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers, and perform specific job tasks.
Internships are exploratory and allow students to get hands-on experience in several related activities. The teacher, student, and the business community jointly plan the organization, implementation, and evaluation of an internship, regardless of whether it is an unpaid or paid internship. A student must complete 135 hours of work-based learning to earn 1 class credit.
Internship opportunities include social media marketing, physical therapy, psychiatry, neuroscience, and more. Some businesses provide internships to Leesville specifically.
However, interns can find their own business sponsors for their internship, so they have the opportunity to tailor their internship to their personal interests.
Leesville’s Career Services offers a variety of other programs and events outside of internships. They have job postings, career planning resources, college planning resources, and information for students interested in the military. Leesville students can find all this information on the CTE website.
If you have any questions about the virtual internship event or Career Services, contact Mrs. Canada.