Ok, so you're thinking about taking on a high school intern. Maybe this is the first time you’ve done something like that. This Internship Micro-credential is designed to help your internship experience go smoothly by reducing potential barriers before your new intern even shows up for work.
In this course you’ll learn about the teenage brain and how to make sure your internship is accessible to all students. By the end, you’ll feel more prepared to take on an intern and as an added benefit, earning this credential is a signal to the high schools in your community that you’ve done your homework and can be trusted with their students.
Taking on a high school intern is an amazing opportunity for your business. It connects you with your community, builds brand loyalty through building positive relationships with youth, and provides your employees the rewarding experience of sharing their expertise with the next generation.
For the intern, they’re gaining a potentially life-changing experience. An experience that can give them direction in school and inspire a passion for learning and pursuing more education.
A big part of making an internship successful for both you and the intern is understanding what information interns need when they get started or even before they get started. And that’s exactly what you’re going to do in this course.
Key Components of the Credential:
- The Internship Micro-Credential can take 1-1.5 hours depending on your needs and engagement with the material
- The course you guide you through the process of creating the three documents you need to earn be awarded the Internship Micro-Credential and accompanying badge
- The three documents are:
- Internship Job Description
- Orientation Plan
- Organization (Org) Chart
- You do not need to complete the course to earn your micro-credential but you will need to submit the three required documents listed above
Credential was developed in collaboration with:
Learning materials to prepare for this course are freely available on Learning Designed and aligned to this credential. We recommend you review these and the rubric before submitting your credential. Don't forget you will have multiple opportunities to submit your materials for review and acceptance.
|A1.1 Job Description Demonstrates an understanding of the need for and use of a job description through the creation of an official Internship Job Description document.||Submission does not address this component.
Submission addresses this component inaccurately.
|Submission partially addresses this component by providing the main idea, including some of the supporting ideas, but does not explain with relevant evidence and experiences.||Submission demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of this component by providing the main idea and supporting with relevant evidence and experiences.|
|A1. 2 Daily Tasks Demonstrates an understanding of the daily tasks an intern will be involved in through the inclusion of daily tasks within the Internship Job Description document.|
|A2. 1 Organizational Chart Demonstrates an understanding of the need for and use of an organizational chart within an internship program, through the creation and submission of the organizational chart|
|A3.1 Orientation Plan Demonstrates an understanding of the need for and use of an orientation plan within an internship program, through the creation and submission of the organizational chart|