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Internship Workbook
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 Millbrook High School 2201 Spring Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27612 919-850-8787
 
Millbrook High School
 
August 2018: Dear Academy Intern: Enclosed you will find important information that will be helpful to you in your internship. Please read the material and utilize the suggestions to make the most of your internship experience. Much of the material must be turned in as part of the internship credit you will receive. We require you to keep a journal of your internship experience; this will be a journal or online blog you maintain. At the completion of 5 - 10 hours, you will complete a journal or blog entry for your portfolio (This is likely one journal entry per week). In addition, you are required to give a final presentation at the end of the internship. The employer, school representatives, parents and others may be present during your presentation. This will be the time to share what you have learned and also thank the people you have worked with during the internship. Your journal will be a key element in preparing your presentation. You will use your journal or blog entries to recall information and experiences you might have otherwise overlooked if they had not been written down. Your journals will be housed in Wix. You will prepare a presentation for the internship presentation. Completion of the internship, the journals, required forms, evaluations, and participation in the presentation will secure the internship credit (1 elective credit). The positive impression you make will be helpful to you in the future when you are seeking a reference or a permanent position. Recognize that through your job performance you are also creating an impression for the entire school. We hope this experience will ensure that your employer will warmly receive future interns. Your internship will give you a chance to demonstrate your competence and initiative; we hope you will use it as an opportunity to learn and grow. Sincerely, April L. Smith Career Academy Coordinator Millbrook High School
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Internship Overview
An internship is an experience in which a high school student learns by taking on a responsible role as a worker in a company or organization and then reflects on what happened while in the workplace. The Internship Program is a supplement to formal classroom instruction. Its intent is to significantly add to the vitality of the instructional program and to impact the courses that a student has taken or will take. Internships are for juniors and seniors and must be at least 135 hours. Students will earn a credit (1) for the internship.
Internship Requirements:
Pre-Internship
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Conference with Internship Coordinator **
 
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(Transportation, scheduling, counselor approval, expectations, and possible placements – must be off campus unless case-by-case permission for on campus experience)
 
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Complete internship application
 
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Complete Code of Conduct
 
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Complete Internship Agreement
 
During the Internship
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Complete workplace orientation
 
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Complete learning objectives
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Track and complete a minimum of 135 contact hours (timesheets are submitted every two weeks)
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Complete 11 journal entries
 
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Complete two (2) of the four (4) enhanced internship lessons (honors credit)
 
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Maintain communication with your Internship Coordinator
 
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Internship Coordinator may complete a site visit
 
Post-Internship
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Complete electronic summary of experience
 
(PowerPoint presentation, Prezi, Animoto, Video, Emaze)
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Participate in final presentation
 
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Complete student evaluation
 
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Completed internship supervisor’s evaluation
 
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Complete thank you cards
 
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Internship Coordinator will award final credit
 
Internship Scheduling:
Internships are a CTE class and correspond with the school calendar. Interested students should work with the Internship Coordinator and their Counselor to begin the application process at least one semester before they are interested in interning. Credit and grades are assigned after the student completes all requirements and submits all work to the Internship Coordinator. Hours can be earned over the summer prior to the school year credit is awarded only if the Internship Coordinator is available to oversee this experience. **Internship Coordinator: Career Academy Coordinator, Career Development Coordinator or Teacher of Record
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Traits of a Successful Worker
Responsible
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Work hard for excellence, even if a task is unpleasant.
 
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Pay attention to detail.
 
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Work toward high standards of attendance, punctuality, and attitude.
 
Confident
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Believe in your own self-worth, skills, and abilities.
 
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Be aware of how your emotions, behavior, and attitude can affect others.
 
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Take responsibility for your actions.
 
Sociable
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Be friendly, sensitive, and polite to others.
 
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Be interested in what other say to you.
 
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Be flexible so you can interact with people from different backgrounds.
 
Self-Managing
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Know your own abilities, skills, and knowledge.
 
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Set realistic personal goals and be self-motivated to achieve them.
 
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Use others’ criticism and feedback to improve yourself.
 
Honest/Ethical
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Know your community’s and organization’s code of ethics.
 
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Know how behavior that violates these codes hurts individuals and the organization.
 
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Be committed to ethical behavior in the workplace.
 
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