What is the Internship Pathways program?
The Internship Pathways is an career-based learning program where incoming or current Sophomore, Juniors, or Seniors in high school gain hands-on introductory work experience at a local non-profit organization, government agency, or within the school district. Internships are 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.
If you are interested in internships during the school please complete the
School Year Interest Form.
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 at their organization. This provides a valuable opportunity for students to gain introductory work experience, explore a career path, and earn high school credit (called Internship Experience).
- City of West Linn Parks & Recreation (Photography)
- Clackamas River Basin Council (Water Quality Monitoring and Digital Marketing)
- Clackamas Workforce Partnership (Communications)
- Metro Native Plant Center (Horticulture)
- Oregon City Farmers Market (Agricultural Education)
- Oregon Institute of Technology (Engineering Research)
- PAWs Animal Shelter (Photography and Digital Marketing)
- Wilsonville Public Library (Photography)
We would like to thank the below mentors for providing guidance to students during their photography internships.
We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses/organizations for loaning materials/space or providing other support to summer interns. The individuals listed below allowed students to contact them for a phone interview about their career path.
- Bonneville Environmental Foundation
- Club K
- Andrew Kilstrom - (Profession: Communications)
- Dan Pred - (Profession: Video Editor)
- Josh Farmer - (Profession: Video Game Designer)
- Charlie Nappi- (Profession: Natural Resource Management, City of Portland Parks)
- Dr. Lindsay Sparks- (Profession: General Practitioner)
- Nate Sullivan - (Profession: Graphic Designer)
- Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
Want to Become an Internship Pathways Partner?
The Internship Pathways program cannot happen with out partnerships. To learn more about partnership opportunities click here.
Do you have a concern about your internship?
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