ACADEMIC YEAR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Through internships, Miami-Dade County Public Schools' high school juniors and seniors are paired with community professionals to gain experience and knowledge in their intended collegiate fields of study, and/or careers, for an entire school year. Internship providers who participate in the program share their time and talent to give interns meaningful, career-related experiences.
INTERNSHIP PROVIDERS REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN.
HOST STUDENTS IN PERSON, VIRTUAL OR HYBRID MODEL FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
STUDENTS - PLEASE MEET WITH YOUR SCHOOL'S COORDINATOR. STUDENT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSE.
2021-2022 Program Timeline
February 10, 2021 - March 31, 2021: Student/Provider Registration and Approvals
April 2, 2021 DEADLINE: Provider job postings to be entered for students consideration for the 2021-2022 school year
April 5 - May 15, 2021: Student Internship Placements/Interviews May 15, 2021 DEADLINE: Internship Placements of Students
- INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS OF STUDENTS DEADLINE EXTENDED
- Job postings DEADLINE EXTENDED
- August 17, 2021 to August 19, 2021: Self-matched students registration will reopen.
- August 2021: Students report to internship site beginning the second week of fall semester and continue until May 2022.
Please find your school's internship coordinator HERE
ACADEMIC YEAR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The program has provided exciting opportunities for high school junior and seniors in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Internship providers who participate in the program share their time and talent to give interns meaningful, career-related experiences.
Students participate annually
Internship hours contributes to South Florida's economy.
94% Provider expressed hosting an intern(s) was a positive experience.
97% Providers felt that it was beneficial to their organization to have an intern(s) for the entire school year.
Students felt more prepared to enter the world of work after completing their internship
"These students have direct access to judges to learn not only about the justice system but also the inner-workings of a judges’ chamber. The students gain tremendous networking opportunities that may have affect their future career paths no matter what field they choose. It is truly a “win-win” situation for the students as well as the judges!" "The program exposes students to a variety of health careers. It also allows students to interact with patients and provides them with the experience hospital life, all with a mentor who guides them throughout the year."
HR Director Baptist Health of South Florida, Health System
"Our intern was such an asset to our client work, always tried hard to make it work despite obstacles and she kept up with the urgency and heavy workload of a hectic global public relations agency."
Associate GOLIN, Public Relations Agency
" I feel very privileged and thankful to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of Community Engagement for creating this hands-on opportunity. I can personally attest to its benefits in helping me grow both as a person and a professional. I have gained a strong foundation for office know-how, and interpersonal skills that will surely follow me into my career as an attorney."
High School Student Intern with Ligman Martin, PL, Law Firm