Shadow Day / Internship


 
Interns This Way photo
 
 
             Welcome!
 
 
 
Internship at Virtual Academy is an "elective."  How nice is that? If you want a chance to explore a career you've never considered or gain real-world experience in a career field you like, sign-up for fall or spring.  We are here to help students through their continued educational journey at VA High School where internships are offered all year! 
 
Each Internship site is carefully monitored by the Internship Coordinator.  Students who intentionally want to learn specific career goals while reflecting actively on what he or she is learning throughout their experience will benefit both academically and personally. High school students are increasingly finding that the real-world experience of an internship can offer a significant boost to their college and career success, as well as get experience that can be included on student's resume and college applications. 
 
Internship Coordinator has over six years experience helping students explore careers and setting-up internships.  Interns will work with a mentor 5 hours per week on 12 consecutive weeks, Monday through Friday. Several students have been hired at their internship site.  Students who have successfully completed their internship will receive a certificate of completion from the Internship Coordinator at the end of the school year at the Mentor's luncheon in May. 
 
Canvas - Internship assignments and time-sheets are turned in weekly into Canvas! Please log into canvas every week and monitor your assignments.

Google Fusion Table -  Will be shared with all internship students. Over 100 businesses. All mentors are fingerprinted! You can add a company to the table that you want to intern with. Students are encouraged to talk to businesses to get an internship. A meeting will be scheduled with you, possible mentor and Internship Coordinator before starting.

Google Attendance App - Students will soon be able to sign-in from their internship site through their g-mail account on their cell phones for attendance, send pictures and make comments.  

Job Shadowing - Will be based upon student's career interests.  The Career Center will set-up job shadows for you and provide transportation. Ask for the Job Shadowing Worksheet!
 
Fundraising events for all VA students - Every year the Internship Coordinator has a fundraising event for all VA students to participate. For the past three years students have participated in a fall fashion show, sponsored by White House Black Market, Lees Western Wear, Charming Charlie, Ambiance and students from Ponderosa High School Fashion & Design class.  Check out the flyer!  In addition, we have kept the tradition of the cake auction held each spring. Check out the flyer!