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Is a Summer High School Internship Right for My Son or Daughter?

Is a Summer High School Internship Right for My Son or Daughter?

Using our 50 years of experience and expertise, we thrive on meeting the needs of families looking for a fulfilling summer experience by finding a perfect fit for their children. Whether it’s college credit courses at the University of Pennsylvania, learning to surf at UCLA, or gaining meaningful, hands-on experience through a customized internship, our students are able to learn about new subjects, enjoy new experiences, and enhance their college resume. Many families are unfamiliar with internships for high school students and wonder if it’s the right fit for their son or daughter. Here are some important questions to ask before deciding whether or not a high school internship is the best fit.

Is my son or daughter ready? We have found that students who preform well academically and have experience in extracurricular activities, volunteering, and/or student leadership roles are mature enough for a professional environment.

Will my son or daughter get true hands-on experience in the right industry? Fetching coffee and dry cleaning are not components of a quality experience. We partner with small to medium-sized firms who give our students meaningful tasks that allow students to get a preview of what a career in a particular industry would be like. 

Is the location of the internship appropriate for my son or daughter? Discovery Internships locations include New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Boulder, and London. Students have a choice in where they want to spend their summer. Some industries are more suited to a specific location, like Entertainment in Los Angeles or Fashion in New York, for example.  

Who is providing the internship? Who will be supervising? We have been providing customized internships for more than 10 years and have built relationships with outstanding firms who count on our students to provide meaningful work to their company. Each of our students has a personal Internship Coordinator to mentor them throughout the summer and a company supervisor at the workplace.

Will there be other career development opportunities available? Our students earn 3 college credits as part of our internships program. They attend weekly seminars that cover topics such as professionalism in the workplace, LinkedIn and resume building, and a career night.

Have questions about our summer high school internships program for your son or daughter? Email or call us at 516-621-3939.

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