What is an internship?
The Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency Internship Program is a 6-10 hour per week independent study course related to a high school senior student’s career pathway. The non-paid time will be spent with a local business/agency where students are trained and supervised by one or more business site employees.
Students are expected to follow both internship and their business site attendance rules and policies. Students are responsible to make their own transportation arrangements to and from their training site. Internship grades are assigned by the internship coordinator and based on a site supervisor evaluation, student work maturity, learning progress and a daily written journal. Individual site supervisors may assign additional projects and papers. Student letter grades are based on individual site supervisor workplace comparisons and expectations. Prior to the start of an internship, the business, parent, school, and student must all approve the training schedule and task expectations.
The internship application process requires completion of an internship application, resume and recommendation from the school counselor. The student will then interview with the internship program coordinator and, if accepted, will then interview with a business or agency. Most internship students that get to this stage are placed.