What is the Internship Pathways program?
The Internship Pathways program is a career-based learning program where entering Sophomore, Juniors, or Seniors in high school gain hands-on work experience at a local business, organization, or in the school district. Internships are unpaid work-based volunteer experiences and do not lead to employment at the end of the internship. These internships experiences are facilitated by the Internship Coordinator with the WLWV school district.
Students learn 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 high school credit. Students also have the option of earning 1 Clackamas Community College credit. To earn HS/college credit a student needs to complete career-based assignments outside of their internship time. Examples of assignments include journal entries, interviewing a professional, researching a career field, and updating your resume.
Internship focus areas may be available in: Agricultural Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, Graphic Design, Journalism, Outdoor Education, Photography, Web Design, and many more. Please note that internships might not be available that match your career interest area.
Check out the Menu of Summer internship opportunities below and apply below. In the application, indicate the internship position you are interested in.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Below is the tentative timeline for summer internships:
- Now through May 6th: review the Menu of Summer Internships and fill out the application form online, if you have not done so already.
- Thursday, May 7th: If there is a summer internship that matches your career interests, you will be emailed to setup an interview time with the Internship Coordinator.
- The week of of May 11th: You will select a 10 minute interview time at your school.
- Monday, May 18th: You will be emailed if you have been offered a summer Internship placement and will need to pick up the Internship Parent Permission form .
- by Monday, May 26th: You will need to offically accept the Internship Placement by turning in your completed Parent Permission form.
- Wednesday, June 10th or Thursday, June 11th: You are required to attend a 2-3 hour Internship Orientation at your school. Exact times are still to be determined.
- Monday, June 15th: This is the earliest start date for internships. Internship start dates vary depending on your availability and the hosting organization. Some internships can start in July.
- Wednesday, August 19th: Internship end dates vary, this is the last possible day of to conclude your internship.
Please note that this timeline may change because of school closures.
MENU OF SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
The Menu of Internship Opportunities are updated as internships are secured. This menu was last updated on 3/29/2020. When you fill out the application, indicate the specific internship position (s) that you are interested in. Even if there is not a internship position of interest you are encouraged to still apply. New internship opportunities could come in that match your career interest area.
If you do not see internships of interest on the Menu below, click here to see other career related opportunities (volunteering, internships, trainings) that might be available in our area.
Agriculture, Environmental Science, & Horticulture
Arts, Photography, and Video
Business & Marketing
We would like to thank the below community partners for connecting high school students to career-based learning opportunities.
Expected SUMMER 2020 Hosting Partners
- Allstate Insurance Agency
- American Family Insurance
- City of Lake Oswego's Luscher Farm
- City of Wilsonville Public Library
- Clackamas Community College's Environmental Learning Center
- Clackamas River Water Providers
- Friends of McLean Park and House
- Friends of Tryon Creek
- Metro Native Plant Center
- Oregon City Farmers Market
- Oregon Institute of Technology
- Sundstrom Clinical Services
- Triskelee Farm
- Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce
2019/2020 HOSTING INTERNSHIP PARTNERS
- City of West Linn Parks & Recreation (Photography)
- Clackamas River Basin Council (Environmental Science and Digital Marketing)
- Clackamas Workforce Partnership (Communications)
- Kids First Pediatric Clinic (Medical aide intern)
- Metro Native Plant Center (Horticulture)
- Oregon City Farmers Market (Agricultural Education)
- Oregon Institute of Technology (Engineering Research)
- PAWs Animal Shelter (Photography and Digital Marketing)
- Sundstrom Clinical Services (Psychology Office intern)
- Wilsonville Public Library (Photography)
We would like to thank the below mentors for providing guidance to students during their photography internships.
CAREER TOUR PARTNERS
We would like to thank the below partners for hosting a career tour of your business.
LUNCHTIME CAREER CHAT PARTNERS
We would like to thank the below partners for offering your time to chat with our students during lunchtime career chats.
- Advance Sports & Spine
- Advance Dental Arts
- Hi-School Pharmacy
- Pioneer Water Proofing
- Precision Aviation Training
- Providence Home Health
We would like to thank the below partners for presenting to classes about careers.
INTERESTED IN HOSTING A YOUTH INTERNSHIP?
If you are a business or organization interested in hosting a youth internship or a student who has questions about internships please contact: Laura Nappi, Internship Coordinator, NappiL@wlwv.k12.or.us (503) 673-7000 ext 6348
DO YOU HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT YOUR INTERNSHIP?
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. You can also contact the CREST Internship Coordinator directly at (503) 673-7000 ext 6348 or email NappiL@wlwv.k12.or.us