ERIC Number: ED455446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Internship Handbook for Career Academies.
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)
Descriptors: Career Academies, Compliance (Legal), Education Work Relationship, Employer Employee Relationship, High Schools, Internship Programs, Labor Legislation, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Records (Forms), School Business Relationship, Student Responsibility, Work Experience Programs
For full text: http://casn.berkeley.edu/internship.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Career Academy Support Network.