High School Internships As part of their preparation for college and career, today's high school students may benefit from participating in a semester internship. An internship may help some students affirm their interest in a certain field of study, while other students who are certain they want to follow a certain career path may change their minds after completing an internship. It is good to find these things out before investing time and money pursuing a college and career path.
Internships also allow students to get valuable experience, become aware of workplace requirements/expectations, plus acquire the soft skills needed in post-secondary education, the workplace, and in life.
El Segundo High School is fortunate to have an abundance of local businesses that partner with us to create internships that benefit our students and help develop a stronger workforce here in El Segundo and as part of the global economy.
Steps for applying for an internship:
1.Check the Internship Board in the College and Career Center. 2.Download and fill out an application. (Do not leave any blanks.) 3.Submit the following on or before the due date: a. Completed application b. Rèsumè specific to the position for which you are applying c. Unofficial transcript (Optional): Cover letter and/or letter(s) of recommendation 4.You will be contacted directly by the company/employer to schedule an interview.
5.Submit your signed Internship Authorization Form BEFORE you begin interning. 6.You may do your 50+ internship hours anytime during the current semester. 7.In order to receive internship credit on your transcript, the following documents are required: a.Intern Evaluation completed by employer (to be emailed directly to your employer) b.Internship Hours Log signed by employer verifying a minimum of 50 hours completed (available in the College and Career Center, or you can create your own) c.Internship Exit Survey (to be emailed to you at the conclusion of your internship)