This course is designed for students ready to move out of the classroom and experience on-the-job training. Internships allow students to explore career interests as part of their high school experience and add an internship to their resume or college application. Internship opportunities are available in agriculture, education, criminal justice, health care, and many more!
Instructor: Kristi Kemp
Program Description: JATC offers internships in a variety of career pathways. Internships are available in fields such as healthcare, law enforcement, agriculture, and business to name a few. Students will spend a total of 40 hours (approximately 3 hours per week) at a job site working with a mentor and gaining insight into their career interests. CTE Internship is taught either 4th or 8th-period from 1:20-2:25 at JATC North. Students spend the first two weeks of the semester, the last week of the semester, and one day each month in the classroom. During class, students will learn soft skills and create a Linkedin profile.
Program Objectives: Internships provide opportunities to apply academic learning to a practical situation. Students will gain useful work experience and begin networking within their chosen fields. This course helps students identify career options and interests. It gives real insight into a profession and helps students in making decisions about future goals.
Classes Required for Entrance: None
Recommended Classes: 1-3 industry-related classes. Students should have an educational background in their field of interest.
Program Length: One semester, either 4th or 8th period.
Enrollment Process: Juniors and Seniors are eligible and must apply through the JATC application.
Program Expectations: This class requires self-motivation. Students must be reliable, punctual, and understand attendance in class and at their internship site is necessary. Students represent the Jordan School District and it’s important they behave professionally. While at their
internships, students will follow the policies and procedures of the worksite, dress appropriately, and demonstrate a willingness to learn. Students are responsible for their own transportation.
High School Credit: .5 high school CTE credits
Concurrent Credit: None
Educational Opportunities: Internships are a valuable addition to college applications and resumes.
Possible Careers: Past internships have turned into employment opportunities for students.
Misconceptions: Internship is not Work Release. Students are required to attend scheduled class time at JATC North, complete assignments, and do 40 hours of internship work.
The course is team taught by an instructor and two career coaches who will guide students through internship placement, internship supervision, and soft skill instruction designed to help students be successful in the workplace.
Career coach: firstname.lastname@example.org
Career coach: email@example.com