What is Internship?
Internship (May 13th - June 7th) is a four week period where 11th grade High Tech High students curate their own curriculum with a variety of learning experiences to prepare themselves for their role in the world after graduating high school.
What can I do during Internship?
One month of full-time participation with a company, organization, or worksite.
What is the goal of internship?
Experience a Workplace Environment
Build Your Resume for College and Career
Examples of Awesome Past Internships
Restoration Center for Threatened Marine Species (Costa Rica)
The Scripps Research Institute
Machado Maxillofacial Surgery
San Diego Community Newspaper Group
California Innocence Project
Minimum 30-35 hours a week
● Workplace mentor with a college degree (cannot be a family member)
● Weekly Google Classroom updates with photos, work samples, and a written reflection of your learning experience
● A project that contributes to your internship site
● Two site visits from the supervising teacher
● Internship Presentation of Learning (IPOL) on site if possible
Once you secure your internship, your mentor should submit the Mentor Commitment Form
Once you secure your internship, you fill out the 11th Grade Student Internship Commitment Form
Electronically sign the handbook (this needs to be signed by you, your parent and your mentor)
Complete Workplace Harassment Training Video, Select "Nonsupervisory" submit completed certificate on Google Classroom
Internship preview site visit on April 24th 2024 9am-12pm
Submit weekly blog, photos, timesheet and other assignments on Google classroom
IPOL Day June 7th 2024
Send thank you email to your mentor
Complete internship exit survey
You will receive an email asking you to sign the handbook electronically.
If you are a new mentor, attend the required mentor live training virtually. Registration will be sent to you after we receive your Mentor Commitment Form (see step1)
If you are returning mentor, watch the mentor training video. Video in included in the Mentor Commitment Form (see step 1)
What if I want to do my internship outside of San Diego? Follow these guidelines
Can I do an internship with my parent? No, you cannot do an internship with your parent. However, you may do an internship with an extended family member like an aunt or uncle.
Can I get paid for my internship? No, you cannot get paid.
Does my job count as an internship? No, your job is not an internship. You cannot get paid for internship.
How do I get to and from my internship? You are responsible for your own transportation. Everyone under 18 can get a FREE Pronto pass for the bus and trolley.
Does HTH insurance cover my student if they do their internship outside of SD County? No. See the guidelines under FAQ #1.
My internship requires business clothing, what should I do? The HTH Dress for Success closet will open in January and you are welcome to take whatever you need.
What if the intern or mentor need to go off site for an event or meeting? Fill out the appropriate form and submit to the internship advisor