Internship Program

Internship Guidelines - 2018-2019

During the 2018-2019 school year, AGCS would like to expand its internship opportunities to students in the senior class. During the 2017-18 school year, we had the opportunity to pilot the program with different companies and organizations throughout Chester County and provide a few seniors with an authentic and valuable learning experience specific to their career interests. As a result, several of the seniors who participated provided positive feedback that will help guide their decision-making as they enter college or their career.

To help customize the learning experience for students, we will do our best to differentiate the frequency and experience to fit each individual student's needs. Please be mindful that academic needs, transportation, and other logistics may hinder the number of seniors who would be eligible for this program.

Prerequisites

To participate in this program, you will have to have at least 17.5 credits and be considered a senior. Student’s that have been suspended in or out of school after January 1, 2018 will not be eligible.

Grading System

Students will receive a pass /fail grade for this experience. Students completing the internship in a semester will receive a ½ credit. Students that complete a year long internship experience will receive a full credit.

Semester Internships

½ credit ( must complete a minimum of 36 hours per semester)

Year-long Internships

1 credit (must complete a minimum of 72 hours for the year)

Academic expectations

The program will be managed through Schoology. Students will be expected to complete professionalism courses and an online journal. The online journal will be expected to be updated bi-weekly throughout the internship experience. An oral presentation is also expected to be completed at the conclusion of the internship.

Transportation

Students are responsible for their own transportation. Seniors who participate in this program will be given first priority for parking at AGCS.

Industry and Organization Partnerships

Partnerships must be aligned to the student’s career or college pathway. If a student has a relationship with an organization, he or she is welcome to communicate it to AGCS to help establish a partnership. If not, AGCS will make all attempts to establish a partnership that aligns with the student’s career or college pathway.

Compensation

Compensation for these internships will be at the discretion of the organization.

Getting Started

If you're interested in participating in this program, please download and submit the Internship Interest Form.