FLEX FRIDAY INTERNSHIPS - PLANNING PROCESS

Internships can take many forms, but they are NOT job shadows. Stemming from our core Baxter belief that we ‘Learn by Doing,’ an internship is an opportunity to experience a workplace or a career path by participating in the work and providing solutions to problems. Some interns have helped to write grants at an organization or have learned the skills of a lab research assistant. Others have taken apart small engines, produced films for company websites, or created curriculum for a middle school orchestra. Baxter Internships are very individualized: what problems can you solve for the greater community?

 

Steps to Developing a Successful Internship:

You must follow these steps if you are doing an internship during regular school hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30-3pm).

 

  1. Set up an appointment with Heather to discuss ideas. Stop by my office (rm 223 at Lancaster) or email me at heather.dippolito@baxter-academy.org

  2. Meet to discuss interests, goals, and potential organizations.

  3. Create/Edit your digital portfolio or resume and write a cover letter.

  4. With Heather’s assistance, begin outreach to organizations.

  5. Meet with host organization mentor and Heather to discuss expectations and responsibilities.

Using notes from our meeting, write Vision section of  the Flex Friday Internship Proposal