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Internships


Internships are structured semester long programs that coordinate high school coursework with a job in a field related to a student’s major and/or career interest. Career Specialists and participating businesses develop written training and evaluation plans to guide workplace activities. Students receive course credit for their work experiences. Academic credit, compensation, and activities vary with the course of study.

What is Cooperative Education (Co-op)?

Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a structured semester long program that coordinates high school coursework with a job in a field related to a student’s career and technical education objectives. Career Specialists and participating businesses develop written training and evaluation plans to guide workplace activities. Students receive course credit for their work experiences. Academic credit, compensation, and activities vary with the course of study.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are arranged through contracts with an employer and the school district for students who have completed a specific Career and Technology Educate (CTE) program of study. Consult with the Career Specialist on availability of apprenticeships. All apprenticeships must be approved through the Department of Labor. Students who are juniors or seniors in high school are eligible to participate if they have successfully completed level 1 and 2 of their CTE program.

How do students benefit from Senior Internships/Co-ops?

Senior Internships and Co-ops provide an opportunity for students to relate what they learn in school to the world of work. Work experience can provide students with essential workplace skills not learned in a classroom. Senior Internships and Co-ops also allow a student to explore various work situations before entering post-high school training.

High school work experience provides answers to the questions, “Why do I have to learn this?” and “Would I want to make this job a career?” It helps students select a career wisely and prepare realistically for the world of work. It also helps students develop the skills, attitudes, and habits required to be successful on the job. By working beside experienced professionals, students will learn what it takes to enter and be successful in their field of interest.

What can I expect as an internship or co-op student?

As an intern or co-op, students leave campus each day and report to their work site. It is critical that students adhere to their work schedule to enable them to fulfill their required hours for course credit. If students complete their course requirements and hours successfully, they will receive elective course credit.

Internship/Cooperative Education Forms

Work-Based Learning Manual

Work-Based Learning Student Application for Lexington Medical Center

Work-Based Learning Student Application for Sports Med Clinicals

Work-Based Learning Lexington One Student Application (all location assignments other than LMC)

Application to Continue Work-Based Learning