The Internship Program is one of The International School of the Americas’ hallmark real-world learning experiences. This graduation requirement provides all students the opportunity to explore career interests and potential fields of study for post-secondary life.
The crucial element that distinguishes the internship experience from most other short-term jobs is that the internship involves a “Learning Agenda.” The internship is a goal-oriented, monitored position related to a career field that is of interest to a student. Each senior designs his or her internship to suit his or her learning objectives and interests.
The design of each student’s internship calls for collaboration between the student intern and the internship mentor, with support from the internship coordinator. Although the structure and location of each internship will vary, there are certain common requirements for all internships, no matter the placement.
The ISA Internship Program has two key components that work together—theory and practice. Students acquire the 120 hours of practical experience through their internship placements. They also participate in coursework designed by the Internship Coordinator to explore content related to their career field of interest.
All seniors at ISA will be registered for the Internship course, which will be listed as Internship on their schedules. Students will earn an Independent Study in English credit for this course upon completion of the 120 hours of field experience as well as the required coursework.
For more information about the ISA Internship Program, please contact the Internship/Service Learning Coordinator: