Summer Internships For High School Students
If you are looking to have a more meaningful summer, check out opportunities for Summer Internships for High School Students. Whether you are looking to go straight into the work force upon graduation or considering an institution of higher learning, the skills you will obtain in an internship will help you anywhere. Here are some places to look for this valuable opportunity:
- Family Business: Do you or any of your family members own a family business? This could be a great opportunity for a younger student, helping them learn the basics of a business and what goes into it. If you do set up an internship in this capacity, make sure it’s strictly professional within the business to give the student a true taste.
- Church: Many churches will offer summer internship programs for students. Some will be paid, and others are volunteer positions. If your church does not have a position set up, enquire to see if some work can be set aside for the student. This will help teach them reliability, accountability, team work and other useful basic skills.
- Career Center/Guidance Center: Many high schools have a college and career center in addition to their guidance center. The counselor for the college and career center is designated to helping students find opportunities, and they should be able to help your student network through possible internships in your area. If the school does not offer a college and career center check with the guidance counselor. They will more than likely have connections of their own to help your student out.
- Check Online: There are several sites that list internship opportunities for high school students. Highschoolinternships.com is one site that allows you to search internships by region. It’s a little confusing to navigate but take the time to work with the site and you could score the best opportunity ever. Internshipprograms.com lets you search by employer, location, field and date. It’s a more concise site that lets you browse many opportunities at one time.
Work as hard as you can to find these opportunities for your students. When they are applying for college, a job, or pretty much anything when they are older they will be glad they learned the basics and can list the experience on their resume.