WBL = Work-Based Learning
A WBL internship is an option for a high school student who has completed extensive school-based preparation related to an identified area of career and academic interest in their Individual Learning Plan (ILP). Internships are usually one-time experiences that lead to course credit and/or pay.
The internship may be a component of the student's schedule during the regular school day, after school hours, or during the summer.
It is short term or long term, as defined by the work-based learning agreement.
It combines classroom instruction and field experiences.
Examples include but are not limited to:
- Semester course covering workplace issues in a student's field of interest, in conjunction with work-based learning experience
- Seminar one day per week throughout the course of the work-based learning experience
Certificate of Insurance (available from the teacher/program liaison)
* Gain career development and the opportunity to test career choices
* Receive work experience related to career interests
* Integrate classroom studies with work experience
* Receive exposure to facilities and equipment unavailable in a classroom setting
* Increase employability potential after graduation
* Develop written and oral communication skills
Tools and Materials
Internship organizers and participants can use the following resources to plan, implement, and review.