Internships in the industry
Mentorships are offered through a semester long internship program, approximately 12 weeks in total. The girls receive school credit toward graduation when they complete two hours of on the job training, two days per week with their mentor.
Typically, internships are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm, but depending on the schedule of the intern selected, this can be restructured. The school provides your intern with a TAP card, and she is responsible for getting herself to and from her internship, just as she would a real job.
As a mentor, you will work closely with the girl’s advisor to work out the weekly schedule, get approval for any out of office experiences/ excursions, and to arrange any additional transportation if needed.
At the end of the semester, your intern will apply your training and advice toward a 45 minute long presentation answering their year long “essential question.” This is a self reflective question they have committed to answering at the beginning of the semester, and the presentation helps them think critically about what they have learned in their internship. We encourage you to work closely with your mentee during this process; offer advice and attend their school presentation. It is one of the most rewarding moments of the mentor/ mentee relationship.
We also offer shadow day opportunities for credit, where students are able to go offsite for an entire day to shadow a mentor in the field. We recommend students complete at least 2 shadow days per semester in order for graduation credit to be issued.