What is the Internship Pathways program?
The Internship Pathways Program is an opportunity where incoming or current Sophomore, Juniors, or Seniors in high school gain hands-on introductory work experience at a local non-profit organization or government agency. Internships are typically unpaid work-based volunteer experiences and do not lead to employment at the end of the internship.
A student learns job specific 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 credit. Career-based assignments are rigorous and require an estimated 20-28 hours of homework time, in addition to the 30 hours at the internship site time. Examples of assignments include journal entries, interviewing a professional, researching a career field, updating your resume, and creating a portfolio project.
Internship focus areas may be available in: Agricultural Sciences,
Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, Graphic Design,
Journalism, Outdoor Education, Photography, and Web Design.
THE SUMMER 2019 INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL YEAR INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.
We would like to thank the below community partners for hosting high school youth in a work-based learning/internship experience this summer. Each organization listed below is hosting one or more students for 30 hours at their organization. This provides a valuable opportunity for youth to gain introductory work experience, explore a career path, and earn high school credit (called Internship Experience).
- City of West Linn Parks & Recreation
- Clackamas River Basin Council
- Clackamas Workforce Partnership
- Metro Native Plant Center
- Oregon City Farmers Market
- Oregon Institute of Technology
- PAWs Animal Shelter
- Wilsonville Public Library
We would like to thank the below mentors for providing guidance to students during their internship.
- Corrie Coston Photography
- Kim Elliott Photography
We would like to thank the organizations for loaning materials or providing other support to summer interns.
This summer students are gaining experience in the following career areas:
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION COMMUNICATIONS
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE HORTICULTURAL SCIENCES
For Summer 2019 Internships
Application period closes on Wednesday May 8th, 2019
Internships focus areas are not guaranteed and depends on community partner availability. Summer of 2019 internships will be limited. If you do not receive an internship offer for this summer, there are expected to be more internship opportunities during the 2019-20 school year and Summer of 2020.
Summer 2019 Timeline At a Glance:
1. Talk with your High School Counselor for approval to participate in an internship
2. Apply online to the Internship Pathways Program (Application period closes May 8th)
3. Receive an email with interview sign-up information (anytime before May 9th)
4. Attend a 20 minute Interview with the Internship Coordinator (various times)
- West Linn High School Interview Dates: Tues. May 14th or Wed., May 15th
- Wilsonville High School Interview Dates: Mon., May13th or Thurs., May 16th
- Arts and Technology High School Interview Date: Friday, May 17th
5. Receive a Placement Offer if a matching internship is available (you will be emailed by Wed., May 29th)
6. Accept the placement and turn in parent/guardian permission form (due by Wed., June 5th) Permission forms can be turned into the Attendance Office at your school.
7. Attend a 4 hour Orientation Seminar
- West Linn High School: Wed., June 12th noon to 4 pm
- Wilsonville High School: Thurs., June 13th noon to 4 pm
8. Arrive at your scheduled internship site (start dates varies with the earliest start date the week of June 17th)
9. Complete career-related assignments and turn in attendance sheets (due various times to Google Classroom throughout the summer)
Do you have a concern or a situation that happened at your internship site?
Are you an intern and have a concern about your internship, were injured, or had an uncomfortable situation with a person at your internship? Please complete the Internship Concern Reporting Form. If this is an urgent concern you can contact the CREST Internship Coordinator at (503) 673-7000 ext 6348 or email NappiL@wlwv.k12.or.us