Internships

As part of an effort to help students make more informed decisions regarding career choices, eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors can elect to participate in an internship. These students will be able to work with area businesses and professions during the school day or in the summer. The purpose of the internship is to help gain a better comprehension and appreciation of the career field in which students are interested.

Credit is determined by the hours spent at the internship site. Students earn .25 credits for every 30 hours worked up to a maximum of 3 credits for 360 hours worked.

Applying for an Internship 

Students must follow the steps below to be accepted into the Internship Program:

  1.  Students are required to meet with the Career Coordinator in February/March to discuss their interest in this program and available opportunities for the upcoming summer or next school year.  If an opportunity affords itself at any other time during the year, students should meet immediately with the Career Coordinator.  If there is an opportunity available, students then move to the next step. 
 
2.  List the internship on the course selection sheet as a “placeholder” until the internship is formally approved.

3.  Cumberland Valley does not place students.  Students need to apply or be accepted by the employer.  This employer and District must agree to the Rules and Regulations set forth by the Training Agreement in order to proceed.
 

4.  Students complete an Internship Application and submit it to the Career Coordinator.  
At that point, a Training Agreement and Training Plan is executed by the parents, student, employer, and Career Coordinator. 

5.  The supervisor must provide volunteer federal and state background checks and clearances prior to the beginning of the internship.

6.  After the forms are executed, the internship will be added to the student’s schedule.  If a student drops the internship after this point, a “WF” will appear on the report card/transcript. 

7.  Remember to make sure you are going to follow through with the internship prior to applying to avoid taking this opportunity away from another student who really wants this experience.
 

Requirements Once Accepted into the Program

Once accepted into the program, interns are required to complete weekly logs, which summarize their experience.  Logs with the business site supervisor’s signature are submitted no later than Tuesday the following week to the Career Coordinator to avoid a late penalty.  Summer interns are to follow the same procedure and email the logs to the Career Coordinator.

A site feedback form and reflection report regarding the experience are due within one week of the experience ending.  These are required in order to earn a passing grade for the internship.

The business site supervisor will complete an evaluation feedback form for the intern each marking period during the internship.

Other General Items

During the academic year, if you are not in school, you cannot report to your internship site.

If you do not report to your internship site for any reason, you must notify the Career Coordinator and your supervisor.  If it is possible to do this ahead of time, please do.  If you are suddenly ill, call or e-mail your supervisor and Career Coordinator to let them know you will not be at the site.

The Career Coordinator will be making a visit to your site at least once a marking period so you can share your experiences and what you are learning/doing. 

If you are uncomfortable about anything or anyone at the job site, let your Career Coordinator and supervisor know immediately.

​Contact Information

Please contact Mrs. Consevage, Career Coordinator, for more information regarding the Internship Program.  Her direct phone line is (717) 506-3516.  She can also be reached by e-mail at tconsevage@cvschools.org.

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