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WBL: Internship

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


Work-Based Learning Plan & Agreement

Employer Evaluation Report

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