Senior Internship Program


What is it?

The Senior Internship Program is an opportunity for students to explore a career field of interest through workplace interaction and authentic application of their skills and knowledge. Internship placements reflect a wide variety of professional paths, including: business and finance; science, engineering, and technology;  fine arts, communication and media; medical and health services; personal and community services; environmental sustainability; and education. 

The program offers students the chance to personalize their final quarter of high school and requires them to take responsibility for the design, preparation, and fulfillment of their internship experience.

Students are responsible for planning their internship project, contracting their own work placement, and developing a proposal for review. Internships may be paid or unpaid with the main focus being on student learning.  

All project proposals are subject to high school administration approval.

When is it?

Internships  will take place during the fourth quarter of senior year.  Students can design their internship experience as a part-time program by remaining in some classes during their fourth quarter, or they may terminate their traditional coursework at the close of quarter three and focus solely on the internship for the remainder of the school year. 


Important Dates 2018/2019:

November --February              Secure location for internship

March 5th                Completed proposals must be submitted

March 23rd                          Internships approved/announced

April 8       Quarter 4 Internship Begins April 8th-May 17th

May 22nd              Final Presentation 8AM at the High School



The BHS Internship Program has partnered with various local businesses and organizations branching a broad range of professions in order to augment students’ searches for positions. These businesses have confirmed internship spots for a select number of students. Students are encouraged to browse this list and, if interested, contact the host to confirm a spot. Students are also encouraged to seek an internship outside of this list upon approval of Ms. Deacon.

Find the Partnered Businesses List under the Application and Resources Tab.


Partners BHS students have previously worked with:

Mercedes Benz

ScaleLab LLC

SS&C Technologies Inc.

Pine Banks Animal Hospital

Lahey Hospital

Burlington Police Department

Super Smiles Dental

Colonial Automotive Group

Burlington Fire Department

Artisan Childcare Center

BHS Help Desk

Melrose City Hall

Islamic Center of Burlington

Burlington Veteran's Services Office

Ledgebrook Kennel

Burlington Science Center