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Job Shadows and Internships

Job Shadows and Internships

mjelizal@muscatine.k12.ia.us

Job Shadow/Internship Application

The Muscatine High School Job Shadows and Internships provide juniors and seniors with a planned and supervised, non-paid, career development experience related to their learning and career goals.

Job Shadow (pre-requisite for Internship placement)

Student will observe and interview a worker in a particular career field that is of special interest to the student. The job shadow process will be a 4-5 hour experience, and may be completed in one day, or several days depending on the student’s availability. To successfully complete a job shadow, students will:

  • Fill out an online application
  • Obtain parent/guardian permission
  • Meet with Molly Elizalde to go over expectations and workplace etiquette
  • Complete a business research page
  • Interview the workplace mentor about his/her career and education
  • Complete a Job Shadow Evaluation
  • Send a thank you card to the workplace mentor

 

Internship (must complete a successful job shadow for placement)                             .5 credits per quarter

Student will serve in a workplace that is in a career field that is of special interest to the student. The internship experience may be a quarter to a full year assignment. It may also take place in the summer. An internship should be a minimum of 4 hours per week and is dependent on the students’ availability. To successfully complete an Internship, students will:

  • Fill out an online application
  • Obtain parent/guardian permission
  • Create a resume and cover letter
  • Meet with Molly Elizalde to go over requirements, complete a mock interview, and to keep her informed of Internship progress
  • Complete a business research page
  • Complete the internship journal
  • Write a five paragraph essay describing my internship experience
  • Complete an Internship Evaluation
  • Write a thank you card to my workplace mentor
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