Student Internship Opportunity

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Happy New Year, Humanitas! El Camino Real is looking for students interested in internships with local businesses. In partnership with The Valley Economic Alliance, El Camino Real Charter High School will pilot a small internship program for a small group of seniors, between 6 and 12 students in the spring semester of 2019. In addition, 12 to 18 juniors will be selected to take part in a two year version of this same program with a focus on earning a special Congressional Award.

Information about the program can be found below.

Interested Humanitas juniors and seniors should sign up at Mr. Wilson’s office in Counseling Office #2. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 16 in A212 at lunch.


Overview

In partnership with The Valley Economic Alliance, El Camino Real Charter High School will pilot a small internship program for a small group of seniors, between 6 and 12 students in the spring semester of 2019. In addition, 12 to 18 juniors will be selected to take part in two year version of this same program with a focus on the Congressional Award, The United States Congress’ Award for Young Americans. The program is non-partisan, voluntary, and noncompetitive. High School students may register when they turn 13 1/2 years old and must complete their activities by their 24th birthday. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Congressional Award Certificates and Award Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals after registering for the program. The Congressional Award has no minimum grade point average requirements. It accommodates young people with special needs or disabilities who are willing to take the challenge.

El Camino is looking for students interested in internships with local businesses. They will be required to attend a pre-internship training in January 2019 (twice/week for 2-3 weeks), including a meeting with parents in January, followed by an internship from February through May. Students involved in both programs will be invited to participate in a Hackathon at Pierce College in late May (no coding experience required). The Valley Economic Alliance has organized several Hackathons to date. The event is a technology competition for high school and college students where they will be given a challenge to “hack” and create mobile applications and websites with their final solutions, and present to a panel of judges for a chance to win prizes. The event is a great place for students to apply leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, public speaking, networking and learn about opportunities after high school and college.