What is the Internship Pathways program?
The Internship Pathways program is a career-based learning program where incoming or current Sophomore, Juniors, or Seniors in high school gain hands-on work experience at a local business, non-profit organization, government agency, or with a department in the school district. Internships are unpaid work-based volunteer experiences and do not lead to employment at the end of the internship.
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 students need to complete career-based assignments outside of their internship time. Examples of assignments include journal entries, interviewing a professional, researching a career field, updating your resume, and creating a internship portfolio item.
Internship focus areas may be available in: Agricultural Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, Graphic Design, Journalism, Outdoor Education, Photography, and Web Design.
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Please note: that internships during the school year are limited and might not be available in your career interest area.
Community Partners Needed!
The Internship Pathways program cannot happen without partnerships. Are you willing to host a high school student in at your business or organization? Hosting an intern requires a 15 to 30 hour time committment and a willingness to guide a student during their internship. Typically internships are project-based where a student completes projects with guidance from a staff member. Students are interested in gaining experience in many career fields including: Agriculture, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Science, Engineering, Graphic Arts, Health Sciences, Journalism, Photography, Web Design, and Videography.
If you do not have time to host an internship, partners are also needed to present at career days (3-4 hour time committment), host job shadows (2 hour time committment), and lead tours at your workplace (1 hour time committment). Please email the Internship Coordinator, Nappil@wlwv.k12.or.us if you are interested in learning more.
Summer 2019 Hosting Partners
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
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