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Internship Resources


Internships are an important mechanism for providing students an opportunity to explore a career and apply the skills and knowledge from school into a business setting. Canby High School was awarded a CTE Revitalization grant in 2011 to help them expand their internship program. Below are the resources and forms that Canby developed to guide the implementation of this project.

Business Partner Relationships

Recruit Businesses

  • How to Pitch It
    • An overview of how to pitch internship programs.
  • Business Partner Letter
  • This letter should be sent to intended partners or businesses that might have interest in an internship. This can be used as an email, too. It is a good idea to include a brochure about the program as well.

Meet with businesses to discuss roles and responsibilities

Support businesses as they host student interns

  • Orientation Checklist
    • This helps the host business structure the first conversations with the student.
  • Supervising the Intern
    • This helps remind the intern supervisor what they should be doing to support the intern as they enter the business.

Student Forms and Information

Prepare and recruit students

  • In Canby, all students participate in mock job interviews and job shadows. There is a structure in place within the school to have students write resumes, explore careers, and practice employment-seeking strategies. The internship program is a natural extension of these activities. Internship opportunities are posted in daily announcements and newsletters. School counselors, teachers, and school career counselors all make recommendations for students to participate in the program.

Matching student to internships

  • Internship Application
    • This is the original internship template we start with to add the job description from the business. All students need to apply and interview for their internship spots.
  • Counselor Checklist
    • This is a helpful tool for use in determining schedules for interns. If a student wants to have an internship during the school day, this is the first document given to them to use for a discussion with their counselor to make sure that their schedule can accommodate the internship.

Preparing student for the internship

Reflection on learning

  • Reflection Form
    • It is important for the students to reflect on their experience. This would also be a valuable opportunity to have the students promote the program and speak to classes, middle school students, businesses. These students can be some of the best marketing tools for growing the program.

Internship Coordinator Forms

  • Webpage Template
    • Building a web presence describing the internship program is an important part of promoting the program.
  • Course Guide Description
    • This is the course guide description for the internships. Students cannot forecast for an internship, but this paragraph describes the benefits of the program.
  • Internship Template
    • This is a modifiable template that Canby uses to outline the internship learning plan for high school student, community college, and business host.

Workplace Safety Resources

For further information, please contact Gabby Sloss.

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