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Internships

NCC is proud to offer internships to those students that qualify. Please see below for some quick links for students and businesses, as well as our internship description from our handbook.

 

An internship is a work-based exploratory or preparatory opportunity for students to enhance classroom learning through practical career-related work experience. Internships open the world of work to youth and teach them the content, skills and attitudes needed to succeed in a work environment.  Internships provide an opportunity for the student to improve on industry skills acquired during their NCC program. 

Internships can be paid or unpaid.  Internships can be found in corporate and private businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations.  All internships should have the primary goal of providing students supervision and a chance to learn while contributing to the organization’s needs.  The participating students must work for an employer or agency for at least 10 hours per week and attend Northland Career Center (NCC) once a week on the designated day, during normal class hours, unless other arrangements have been made by instructor and employer.  Students will earn credit after successful completion of the internship.

A typical internship:

  • includes developing intentional learning objective goals that are structured into the experience and supervised by a professional with relevant and related background in the field
  • promotes academic, career and/or personal development
  • includes learning objectives, observation, reflection, and evaluation
  • balances the intern’s learning goals with the organization’s needs
  • may be part-time or full-time depending on the student availability
  • involves industry related and soft skill (employability) development
  • must be carefully monitored and evaluated by supervisor and NCC program instructor to earn credit towards their NCC program
  • attends NCC every designated day, unless other arrangements have been made by instructor and employer
  • complete weekly employability document and timesheet
  • provides adequate supervision in a reasonably safe environment with the necessary tools to perform the learning goals agreed upon for the duration of the internship has a mentor at worksite that meets regularly with intern and communicates with NCC Instructor

An Internship is not:

  • meant to replace an employee
  • more than 20% busy work (e.g., filing, covering phone, errands)
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