INTERNSHIP INFO FOR JUNIORS/SENIORS
HOW TO FIND AN INTERNSHIP
- Let Mrs. Frens and/or Mrs. Nykamp know that you’d like to do an internship - even if you don’t know what or where yet. Email or look for us during Winterim Wednesdays on Main Street.
- Is there someone you know working in a career that interests you? If yes, ask them if they can host you as an intern for the week of January 7 - 11, 2019. We can give you ideas for how to start that conversation. This is a great way to network!
- See the Available Internships list on the Winterim website for internship opportunities. We are continually recruiting internship providers, and will update the website regularly.
- If you find an internship on the list that looks good, please complete the Internship Request form - also available on the Winterim website and here. Mrs. Frens and/or Mrs. Nykamp will introduce you to the internship provider via email.
Ask us for help with finding an internship if you don’t see anything on the list that gets your attention.
- Don’t know what you’re interested in? Think back to your Career Cruising results for clues and/or email Mrs. Frens (email@example.com) to set up a time to talk. To complete an internship, it’s not necessary to know what you will want to do in the future - this is a no-risk way to test something out.
THINGS TO DO AFTER YOUR PLACEMENT IS GOOD TO GO
- Meet with your internship host in person as soon as you can to make sure the placement is a good fit for both of you. Students completing internships outside the area should contact their hosts via phone or video chat. Note: Some internship settings require students to be 18-years-old; talk with your host to make sure you are eligible.
- Let your host know why you want to intern in his or her workplace, and then work together to set a few goals for your experience. Print and bring the Internship Contract form (link on the Winterim website) and here.
- Ask your parents to complete their part of the contract form, and fill in your information as well. Turn in your contract with all three sections completed (internship provider, parent, intern). DUE DATE = WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019
- We will provide internship training for first-time interns so that you’ll feel prepared for your placement. Watch your email/text messages for details.
THINGS TO DO WHILE YOU ARE WORKING AT YOUR INTERNSHIP
- Call your internship host if you are ill or anticipate being late for work.
- What you hear or see at work stays at work. Especially in some environments it’s important to keep sensitive information confidential.
- Be teachable! You can learn from your co-workers by listening and watching as well as by doing.
- Let your host know you appreciate the opportunity he or she is giving you.
- Follow your internship provider’s workplace dress code.
- Find out from your host where and when to eat lunch.
- Be available and willing to work. Ask how you can help and then do the job completely. Clean up after yourself.
- Do not use your personal laptop or phone during working hours unless it is for work-related purposes that the internship host is aware of.
- Ask questions! You’re a student, so you’re not expected to know everything - isn’t that a relief?! Internship hosts want you to ask questions so that you can learn as much as possible.
- Let Mrs. Frens know if something's not right at your internship site!!
- Someone from Holland Christian Schools will come to your internship site (if it’s local) for a short visit with you and your host.
- Complete your internship reflection assignment each day - it’s quick and easy! We’ll email the assignment to you every day during Winterim. DUE DATE FOR ALL PARTS OF ASSIGNMENT = WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for people.”