Internships play a critical role in the school model at University Prep Academy. Our students begin preparing for their high school internship opportunities in middle school when they participate in a job shadowing experience.
Once in high school, we encourage our students to build on their interests and intern at places that put their passions to work! They are allowed time during the school day to pursue these internships, and are encouraged to try many different internship experiences throughout their high school career. We believe this provides an excellent and concrete correlation between their education and their growing career aspirations. Additionally, it provides a venue to introduce them to jobs and careers that previously may have been unknown to them.
Internships are multiple weeks in length and occur in the spring. Students go to their internship sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Advisors meet with the host mentor and student in advance to develop a project together that both meets a real need of the company and is also appropriately designed for the student's skill set and interest. The Advisor stays actively involved in the internship, including periodic visits to the site. So many businesses and organizations joined with us to host a student this past year. Please see the list by clicking here to view our TEEN CEO Partners page on our website.
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of hosting a student internship, please contact the school at 819-1010 or fill out the form on the "Get Involved" home page.
Thank you in advance for considering helping our students to discover and explore new careers!