• The Internship Pathways Program is Seeking Partnerships

    The Internship Pathways program is a work-based learning program where high school youth gain hands-on work experience at a local non-profit organization, business, or government agency. Internships are typically unpaid structured volunteer experiences and do not lead to employment at the end of the internship.

    A student learns job specific skills, enhance transferable soft skills, build their resume, and explore a career path. In addition, after logging 30 hours at the internship site and completing career-based assignments a student earns .5 elective high school creditStudents also have an option of earning Clackamas Community College credit for a course called Career Work Exploration-181.


    There are four ways that an organization or community member can participate in the Internship Pathways program.

    1. HOST- provide a career-based internship experience at your organization
                  (a 30 hour experience or a 15 hour experience split with another organization)
    2. MENTOR- guide a high school student while they participate in an internship at a 
                   non-profit organization 
                  (a 3-5 hour time commitment)
    3. PRESENT- to students during school lunchtime visits or career days
                  (a 1-3 hour commitment)
    4. LEAD-  a job shadow or tour of your workplace 
                   (1-3 hour commitment)

    Below are some of the career areas students are interested in exploring:

    • Agriculture
    • Architecture & Construction
    • Business and Management
    • Early Childhood education
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Film & Video
    • Graphic Arts
    • Health Sciences
    • Horticulture
    • Hospitality & Tourism
    • Industrial & Engineering Systems
    • Journalism
    • Marketing Communication
    • Photography
    • Web & Digital Communications
    • And many more!



    If you are interested in participating please complete this quick form or contact Laura Nappi, Internship Coordinator, (503)673-7000 ext 6348, email NappiL@wlwv.k12.or.us