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:
SS&C Technologies Inc.
Pine Banks Animal 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
Burlington Science Center