Internship - Professional Studies
The USD 232 Professional Studies Intership program provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world, hands-on work experience in professional work environments that relate to their academic individual plans of study (IPS) and career interests, and prepares them for future jobs. The program is also designated to provide employers an opportunity to guide and evaluate future talent.
Program Goal: An internship is defined as a key hands-on professional learning experience where a student works at an off-campus placement for a company or organization in order to gain work experience. Traditionally, internships are offered at the college level, but in USD 232, we believe internships are the most valuable way to offer high school students a hands-on opportunity to explore a field of interest. They learn how their course of study applies to the real world and build up their resumes at an earlier age, making them stronger candidates for jobs after graduation. An internship can be an excellent and eye-opening way to decide if a certain field or major is in fact the right fit. Our goal is for each student to have a meaningful work experience outside of the classroom that makes them more prepared for their future career.
Student Handbook: The Student Handbook provides detailed information for students and their parents/guardians: Student Intern Handbook