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ERIC Number: ED455446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Internship Handbook for Career Academies.
Winthrop, Jerauld
Career academies are high school programs that frame academic learning around a career focus in order to increase student motivation and achievement. They generally have three defining features: a school-within-a-school structure, a college preparation curriculum with a career theme, and partnerships with employers, the community, and higher education. This handbook provides information on organizing and implementing an internship program in a high school career academy. The handbook includes six sections. Section 1 explains the background and purpose of internships, and section 2 provides information on organizing an internship program, including the role and responsibilities of the coordinator. Section 3 spells out student roles and responsibilities, and section 4 provides guidelines for employer roles and responsibilities. Section 5 considers the legal issues involved in an internship program, including labor laws for minors and hazardous occupations. Section 6 is an appendix that contains the following sample forms: (1) internship student application; (2) intern standards of conduct; (3) potential sites worksheet; (4) orientation checklist; (5) worksite learning plan; (6) guidelines for business and industry participants; (6) daily worksite log; (7) intern assessment form; (8) student internship evaluation; and (9) student self-evaluation. A list of six related Web sites and a bibliography containing six references are included in the handbook. (KC)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Career Academy Support Network.