Ready, Set, Internship!
Learn about a model internship preparation process that provides students with a fun introduction to their internships. The session addresses how to improve the interview process for summer internships. Participants will review documents needed to administer successful internships.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Ready, Set, Internship!
by Patricia Gregory, Patricia Haselmann,
Patrick Simmons, Toni Harmony and Anna
Experience Learning That
Internships at Miami
Beach Senior High
-10th Grade Sophomore Year
-11th Grade Junior Year
(Internship during the FOLLOWING Summer)
• Purpose/Objectives of the Internship
• The Internship is designed to give practical experience in
the work environment through direct contact with
professionals in the community. During this internship,
students will take on the role and responsibility of a
valued member of a business.
• After completion of this course,students will be able to:
• Describe education, personal, and professional
requirements of the profession.
• Understand and use vocabulary appropriate to the
• Demonstrate knowledge of special technologies.
• Exhibit growth in functioning in the adult world and
• Gather Needed Documentation
• Internship Passport (includes needed documentation)
• Resume/Letter of Application
• Social Security card (copy)
• Birth certificate/passport
• Business Card
• Driver’s License (photo ID)
• Proof of Student Insurance
• Report Card (GPA)
• Record of school attendance
• Student Data Card
• Student/Parent Internship Agreement
• Field Trip Permission Form
• Media Release Form
• Prepare a Letter of Application
• Be specific, market yourself. Letter of application
should be a minimum of three paragraphs:
• 1) Introduce yourself.
• 2) Sell yourself (skills).
• 3) Indicate how you may be contacted. Don’t forget
to attach your resume.
• Obtain Letters of Recommendation
• Detail your work habits and leadership abilities.
• Ask a teacher, never a relative or girl/boyfriend,
someone who can speak towards your character and
has knowledge of your work ethic.
• Ensure that the person you ask to write the letter of
recommendation will provide you with a “good”
recommendation. Give them a copy of your resume
so that he/she has information to provide in the letter
or provide them with information that you want
highlighted in the letter.
Preparing for the Day of Interview
• Do your research on the company before the
• On time is late, early is on time.
• Get a good night’s sleep, set your alarm clock.
• Eat a good breakfast to feed the brain. Plan your
mode of transportation ahead of time.
• Bring your resume, letter of application, and any
letters of recommendation and/or examples of best
• SMILE and be confident.
• Give a firm handshake and sit down when asked to do
• Be prepared with your answers beforehand.
• Don’t be afraid to ask questions at the end of the
What do I do after the
• Send a thank you note to your interviewer.
• Let your teacher/lead teacher see the note before it’s
First Day of the Internship
• 1) Follow same rules as the first day of interview -
set alarm clock; set out clothes – Bring your internship
handbook. If you are going to be late, call the
internship site to let them know.
• 2) Smile, introduce yourself. Ask about company
dress code if not previously discussed.
• 3) If any problems arise, speak to your work
supervisor or M-DCPS Supervisor assigned to you.
During the Internship
• Self initiating
• Dealing with problems
• 1) Send a thank you – acknowledgement.
• 2) Request a Letter for Recommendation
from your supervisor to include in your portfolio.
12TH GRADE SENIORS!
(STARTING WITH THE INTERNSHIP CELEBRATION!)
~How to make your students ready
for their internship and have some