Please Note: Students may pursue an internship and/or job shadowing experience at any time during the school year or summer WITHOUT obtaining high school credit. There are NO requirements for this type of internship experience. Review the "Finding an internship" guideline sheet and the "5 Steps Article" before reaching out to businesses/organizations!
If you have additional questions, the student should email Ms. Shaw, Career Development Coordinator for an appointment. Internship for high school credit Requirements:
Student must have begun the 11th or 12th grade.
Students must meet with their counselor to start the application process. Students will then be referred to Ms. Shaw for additional information and final approval.
Students must determine their internship interest area and seek out a LOCAL business/organization who may be willing to allow the student to complete the internship (check with family friends, etc.).
Wake County Public Schools maintains liability insurance for all students who participate in an approved internship.
Internships may be taken in place of a class at school if the student is on track to graduate with their class.
Completion of 135 hours of work-based experience is necessaryfor one high school credit and a final grade will be assigned based on criteria set forth in the guide.
A maximum of two WCPSS internships are allowed per student