What are Internships?
Internships are designed to give students a better understanding of the skills needed for specific careers. Often students plan for a career based on what they believe a career to be without having observed or explored their area of interest. It is a goal of the Innov8 program to provide students with a better understanding of their career options by placing them in experiences with highly qualified individuals. While the field studies may be highly varied, they should provide most of the following opportunities:
- Observation of the professional as they perform their daily activities.
- Discussion of the benefits and challenges of the career.
- Discussion of possible paths a student might take to pursue the career.
- In some areas, an opportunity to contribute to the professionals business or profession.