This article highlights the intensive internship program at Chicago Technology Academy. The school, which serves predominantly minority students from low-income families, has committed to month-long, full-time internships for all seniors as part of its turnaround efforts focused on project-based learning. The article discusses the academic and social emotional benefits to students who can build confidence, skills, and social capital through the work experiences and relationship building that come from their internship experiences.
This article could be shared with community members or parents at schools who wish to build public support for introducing a new or strengthening an existing internship program. Increasingly, schools, districts, and states are putting more emphasis on the career side of “college and career-ready”. For more reading, this EdWeek article discusses the state of Colorado’s new state-wide internship program which also places students in high-tech internships.
Source Organization: The Hechinger Report