For Work Sites

Welcome to the NCHS Senior Internship Program
Thank you for considering our program and hosting a student Intern in your organization.

Below is information on the NCHS Senior Internship Program (SIP) to inform and guide you.

Student internship programs, where young people learn first-hand about the workplace, benefit not only participating students but their community, their employers and their school. For the participating businesses, interns provide motivated, eager workers for the duration of the internship, give insiders a fresh look at their business, and provide a potential pool of future employees known to the employer and familiar with that particular workplace. In addition, the organization hosting a work site is helping in the education and formation of a young person. The Senior Internship Program is designed to provide students with workplace experience, opportunity for career exploration and transition from high school.

Senior Internship Program Format

  • The program consists of an unpaid internship over the last several weeks of the academic year. Currently the dates are TBD in 2014 , but snow days could delay the start date by a few days.
  • Intern on-site work hours will be from 25 - 30 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.), but other arrangements may be made with particular Interns.
  • All Interns will be assigned a faculty Mentor who will meet the work site supervisor, communicate with the student on a regular basis, and be available to the work site supervisor for consultation and help.
  • Interns will be matched as closely as possible with internships in their skill and interest areas.

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.