Work-Based Learning and Internships


Work-Based Learning (WBL) gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills by expanding the walls of classroom learning to include the community. By narrowing the gap between theory and practice, Work-Based Learning creates meaning for students. The internship is a “capstone” program for students to experience “real-world” experiences through a mentored internship.

Through Work-Based Learning, students have the opportunity to see how classroom instruction connects to the world of work and future career opportunities. WBL provides the following:

  • Active participation of educators, employees, labor, students, parents, and appropriate agency and community representatives.
  • Development of learning and workplace competencies.
  • Motivation to stay in school.
  • Improvement of student grades.
  • Improvement in student employability.
  • Increased awareness of nontraditional career opportunities.
  • Help for students in identifying Career Pathways.


Internships provide valuable experience in a career field that students are interested in while earning high school credit. This is ideal when trying to decide if a career is right for the student. 

Here are the steps to getting an Internship:

1. Fill out the online application by clicking here

2. Talk to your counselor and schedule two consecutive class periods for your internship

3. Clear any citizenship U's

4. Maintain a good GPA

5. Have reliable transportation/valid drivers license


For more information on Internships or Work-Based Learning contact Jan Wray