In cooperation with the North East Metro Secondary Perkins Grant, our consortium is offering internships for educators this summer (June & July 2017).   The goal of the internship program is to offer CTE instructors the opportunity to have a hands-on experience working in a business or an industry, enabling curricula development based on their experiences.   Teachers who wish to participate will secure an internship site within their career field of teaching, and work between 3-10 days at 6 hours per day.   The internship opportunity is open to businesses looking for a project based intern or a position based intern.   Upon completion of the internship, a 1-2 page summary of experiences will be completed by each participant.  


    Purpose:              The purpose of this summer internship program is:

    • to give instructors hands on experience in businesses and industries who employ technically skilled personnel at both entry level and master level status;
    • to improve curriculum based on their internship experience designed to enhance classroom interaction or applied learning;
    • to strengthen partnerships between businesses and education in order to benefit future consortium initiatives; 
    • to assure CTE teachers stay up with current trends in their career field of study

     Date/Time Requirements:

    • Applicants will locate a business contact and obtain internship placement (project or position based )
    • Applications will be accepted through April 28th, 2017

    • Participant meeting May 24th, 2017

    • Internships are to be completed between June 12th through July 21st, 2017

    • Internship requires 3-10 day commitment at 5-7 hours worked each day

    • 1-2 page summary of experience submitted by July 29th, 2017


    Upon successful completion of the internship and written summary requirement, interns will receive a stipend equivalent to $150 per day (full day = 5-7 hours). Participants are responsible for transportation and any other associated costs (meals, lodging, etc.).   Each business contact will be required to verify and sign off on a timesheet for internship participants.  

     Business/ Industry Placement:

    • Participants must locate a business they wish to learn more about in the industry sector that matches their curricular area
    • Participants are urged to draw upon a business/industry that may already be in partnership with the program

    • Participants are urged to draw upon a business/industry that the teacher would like to have as an active advisory partner

    • All placements must be approved by the consortium leadership prior to the beginning of the internship

    Detailed Timeline for Internship Program

    • Participants should locate a business and contact who is willing to accept an intern BEFORE completing an application
    • Applications for Internship must be completed online by April 28th, 2017

    • Internships will be awarded based on the material submitted in the application as well as available Perkins Grant funding

    • All applicants will be notified on May 11th, 2017

    • Participant meeting to discuss expectations, answer questions and sign contracts on May 24th, 2017, from 3-4pm at Century College East Campus

    • Between May 11th and June 12th

      • All internship placements are to be confirmed, and

      • The consortium leadership will communicate with or visit each business contact, and

      • Each participant will meet with consortium leadership

    • Internship completion deadline is July 21st  

    • Written summary requirement due no later than July 29th, 2017.   Internship stipend will be mailed upon receipt of summary (no exceptions) by consortium leadership.



    Apply Online: click HERE to apply