Internships

Cumberland Valley School District partners with the local community, businesses, and organizations in order to provide authentic internship opportunities. Sophomores, juniors and seniors can elect to participate in an internship. These students will be able to work with area businesses and professionals during the school day, after school, or in the summer.

What is an internship?

Internships are work-based learning experiences in a particular occupation. They are intended to provide students with the opportunity to explore potential careers to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the field in which they may be interested. Hopefully, students will gain experiences to make informed decisions regarding careers while networking with community businesses, organizations and professionals.

Internships are highly structured with specific learning objectives and student performance assessment. Internships can be paid or unpaid. Students are permitted to work for a semester, academic school year or over the summer. Students’ internship schedules are developed collaboratively by the business, the student, and Cumberland Valley’s Career Coordinator.

Why should students do an internship while in high school?

There are a number of reasons why students should consider doing an internship while in high school. Internships can help students make more informed decisions about future college and career choices. Internships provide real world experience for students as they determine what they will do after high school.

Additionally, internships provide students with valuable connections to future employers. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, “eighty-nine percent of employers said students will have a competitive advantage when looking for a college internship or full-time job, and 83 percent said those internships will yield better paying jobs.”1


1 https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/organizational-and-employee-development/pages/high-school-internships.aspx

Contact Information

For information regarding the Internship Program, please contact Mrs. Consevage at (717) 506-3516 or tconsevage@cvschools.org.



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