Student interns now in 85 businesses

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Rice Lake High School teachers Kelly Orr and Chuck Carr updated the Rice Lake School Board on its internship program on Feb. 26.

With the teachers were two student interns and two from local businesses who have been involved in the internship program since its start 7 years ago.

The teachers said the internship program started on a pilot in the 2011-2012 school year. Since then, it has increased to include 85 partnerships in Rice Lake and the surrounding area.

Students in the program complete a cover letter and resume and have an interview. They take part in 70 hours of job shadowing, complete an activity sheet and daily journal, do three article research summaries and a reflection paper.

Orr said a highlight of her day is reading their daily journals and discovering all the ways students are receiving on-the-job training.

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