What is an Internship? What will it cost? How much time must I commit?
Hatboro-Horsham student interns are not Hatboro-Horsham student interns are
The distinguishing element of a
permitted to accept pay for their internship required to serve in their intern assignment
Hatboro-Horsham internship is the
service and get school credit at the same eight hours per week on average. The
intentional learning agenda.
time. The school district considers this a student’s schedule permits departure from
learning experience, not an earning the high school campus at noon each day.
Our internship experience is a
experience. Hatboro-Horsham School Students can serve their host-mentor
partnership between a senior student
District insurance covers the student while according to a schedule that benefits the
and an organization, which creates a
on your premises. host-mentor. (Some students will work 4
meaningful experience by providing hours two days per week; others may work
hands-on training and career 2 hours 4 days per week, etc.)
What is a typical high school
awareness. The school district will
intern like? We understand that the host-mentor’s
support the student intern with a
schedule needs might change from week to
teacher-mentor. The teacher-mentor
week. There are business trips, trade
The typical Hatboro-Horsham student
will also communicate with the
shows and other activities that may result in
intern is a B+ to A+ student. The intern
organization’s host-mentor throughout
a change to the student intern’s schedule.
has completed all or most high school
Hatboro-Horsham High School will be
graduation requirements (including a
flexible with student schedules considering
prerequisite Career Exploration course) and
The internship is an opportunity for a
special opportunities and experiences at
has a fairly clear idea about what they
student to gain practical work their internship assignment as they present
would like to do after high school
experience that complements his or her themselves. Open communication between
academic experience and therefore host-mentor and teacher-mentor is very
should have clearly defined projects important.
Usually students want to learn about a
and learning goals. particular profession or about the work
The typical student internship lasts 10
world in general. Is the professional area
weeks. During this time the student is
For employers, internships are an what the student thinks it is? Does the
required to keep a double-entry reflective
student like working with many different
opportunity to complete valuable
journal, communicate weekly with fellow
individuals or do they prefer working
projects and test-drive potential
interns through our classroom blog and
independently? Do they like to do similar
attend a bi-monthly seminar facilitated by
tasks each day or do they like to be put on
different assignments so that no two days
are the same?
The teacher-mentor will communicate with
the host-mentor once per week via email
and occasional on-site visits.
Why should you get involved? What can my intern do?
(examples of intern experiences)
Benefits to the host organization
Contribute to project design or
Extra manpower to expand
Develop and carry-out a marketing
plan or business strategy
Manpower to complete special
Contact management and general
Community outreach and positive
Participate in networking
Opportunity to pre-screen potential
Coordinate and perform
Opportunity to diversify your
Design posters, charts, graphs
Benefits reported by host-mentors of
Respond to inquires, leads and
Hatboro-Horsham student interns:
Seeing protégé become
Create and maintain database
independent and avail themselves
Participate in various staff
to new opportunities.
What is an Internship?
Feeling like you are really helping a
Develop/create and upkeep website
young person and the organization.
Conduct research, studies, or
Host-mentors report being
surveys Why should you get involved?
challenged, rejuvenated and
reinforced in their own professional
To learn more about Hatboro-
identity. What will it cost?
Horsham’s student intern program
Host-mentors reported they
analyzed their own skills, received
What can my intern do?
ideas for use in the workplace and Sue Fox
acquired a sharpened ability to help Community Learning Specialist
How much time must I commit?
Hatboro-Horsham High School
Host-mentors were honored to be
selected and felt important when (215) 420-5684
asked by their protégé for advice. firstname.lastname@example.org What is a typical high school