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Students receive academic credit.

The honors Academic Year Internship Program has provided exciting opportunities for high school juniors and seniors in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Through internships, students are paired with community professionals to gain experience and knowledge in their intended collegiate fields of study, and/or careers. Internship providers who participate in the program share their time and talent to give interns meaningful, career-related experiences.

PROGRAM LENGTH: Full academic year (August - May)


A mentor who offers time and talents to student interns by providing meaningful, career-related experiences.The objective is to show interns what it takes to be successful in that particular career field. The mentor provides quarterly grade evaluations during the internship.


Students are paired with community professionals to gain knowledge on their intended field of study and future career, connections and hands-on experience. Students take on the roles and responsibilities of a valued member of a company or organization.

Student interns in the program are full- time juniors or seniors. They have an unweighted GPA of 2.5 or better; excellent school attendance; accident insurance, and secure public or private transportation to the internship site. Students report for the entire school year (August-May) for either 5 hours per week or 10 hours per week depending on their schedule. They receive honors academic credit for their internships, and the schedule is determined by the student and provider, and approved by the school's coordinator.

Faith Kennedy. General Manager. Seagull Hotel Miami Beach

Our company has been hiring interns for 20 years, we find the students are well prepared by their teachers from job interviews to work ethics. It is a pleasure to watch them grow from high school students to college students and even some in current management positions. We are fortunate to have this program available to our young students.

Faith Kennedy

Alex Funkhouser

Alex Funkhouser. President. SherlockTalent.

Over the past dozen years, the interns we've hired have made long lasting, highly beneficial contributions to SherlockTalent's strategic goals and objectives. For example, they have developed software for our mobile applications and managed social media campaigns. The interns help us build IT community and prepare for large IT events. After their summer internships, they often stay on with the company throughout the year.