For Work Sites

Welcome to the NCHS Senior Internship Program
Thank you for your interest in the NCHS Senior Internship Program (SIP) and for considering hosting a student Intern in your organization.

The following information will provide a general overview of the SIP.

Student internship programs enable young people to learn first-hand about the workplace, benefiting not only the students but their community, their employers and their school. For the participating businesses and organizations, known as work sites in the SIP, Interns provide motivated, eager workers for the duration of the internship, give insiders a fresh look at their business or organization, and provide a potential pool of future employees known to the employer and familiar with that particular workplace. In addition, the businesses and organizations which host an Intern are helping in the education and formation of a young person. The NCHS Senior Internship Program is designed to provide students with workplace experience, opportunity for career exploration and transition from high school.

Senior Internship Program Basics

  • The SIP is an unpaid internship over the last several weeks of the academic year. Currently the program is scheduled for May18 through June 11, 2015 , but snow days could change the end date by a few days.
  • Interns typically work at the work site from 20 - 25 hours per week, according to the schedule determined by the work site supervisor and the work site’s needs.
  • The program is designed to operate during school hours, with Interns working their hours sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Other arrangements may be made based on work site needs and intern availability.
  • Interns are assigned a faculty Mentor who will meet the work site supervisor, communicate with the Intern on a regular basis, and be available to the work site supervisor for consultation and assistance.
  • Interns receive one-quarter credit on their school transcript upon successful completion of the internship.
  • Interns will be matched as closely as possible with internships in their skill and interest areas.
Designing An Internship

To ensure that your work site maximizes the internship experience for both your work site and the Intern, some thought and preparation must go into designing the internship. Areas to consider include:
  • Who from your work site will supervise the intern?
  • What projects will be assigned to the intern?
  • Are there opportuinites for the intern to partake in professional development, training and meetings during the internship?
  • How will the work site provide orientation for the intern? (Please see the attached Work Site Orientation, below.)
  • Where will the Intern physically work?
  • How and when will you provide feedback to the intern? (Please see the attached Intern Evaluation, below.)

If you need further information or have questions please contact Susan Carroll, Coordinator of the College and Career Center at New Canaan High School, at

Thank you for your interest in our program.

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Nov 24, 2014, 11:15 AM