WHS Seeking Senior Internship Mentors
Personal note: How can the class of 2023 be so close to graduation???? How does this happen? Yeah, I know…days are long, and the years are short…
Weston High School Seniors spend their last two weeks (May 15-30) before graduation exploring careers by spending five hours per day at an internship site. WHS is seeking mentors to provide information about a career path, give an intern worthwhile work, include the intern in daily activities, and complete a brief evaluation at the end of the internship. Please read below for more detailed information. Please contact Kelly Flynn if you can help or have any questions.
Are you able to offer an internship or recommend a contact in one of the following areas?
Give students the opportunity to discover their strengths, weaknesses, work values and career interests.
Prepare students for the world of work through interview skills, and acceptable workplace behavior.
Offer seniors an opportunity to experience a career of their choice through a two-week work-site or remote internship.
Match students with a mentor who will share career information and personal experiences.
Help students to make informed decisions about college majors and career paths.
The internship placement occurs during the last two weeks of the school year. Interns work at a company or organization five hours per day, five days per week, for a total of 25 hours. The internship is generally unpaid. Some companies, at their discretion, may pay interns or offer them summer employment. Mentors determine mutually beneficial tasks or projects for the intern to complete during the two-week work experience.
Mentors provide guidance, information, and advice concerning their occupation and personal career journey.
Whenever possible, mentors provide interns with work that is worthwhile and relevant to their career.
Mentors expose interns to as many aspects and activities of the career as possible.
Mentors review their intern’s work regularly, providing suggestions for improvement and answering questions.
Mentors verify their intern’s attendance and complete a brief evaluation at the end of the internship.
Please contact Kelly Flynn at Weston High School if you can help or have any questions.
And, go ‘cats!
Dear Owl–FYI, first wood frogs of the season quacking away here on the South Side today (about a week before what used to be considered “normal”). If all goes as usual, peepers should follow in 2 or 3 days–but tomorrow’s going to be cold and windy again, so we’ll see!
I posted on my personal FB page a video of the quackers and also heard peepers in Jericho. We are a week behind last year (big night was a week ago in 2022). I love the froggers!