Work-Based Learning is an internship program where students can spend school hours interning locally to gain real-world experience in a field, they are interested in.
Students who are pathways completers can choose to do an internship for their capstone project.
DSD Work-Based opportunities are very extensive, over the years the Work-Based Learning Team in Davis County has partnered with 1000’s of community mentors. There are many internships in which students can get involved with Work-Based Learning in the area:
- Accounting, Finance, Investment
- Auto Mechanics, Bicycles
- Arts, Dancing, Music Therapy, Musicians, Culinary Arts, Bakery
- Counseling, Psychology, Speech Path, Deaf and Blind
- Dental, Orthodontics, Dental Lab Techs
- Electrical, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, Computer, CAD drafting
- Environmental Sciences, Nature Centers
- Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Floral Design (spots limited)
- Graphic Designers, Digital Media
- Lawyer, Governments, Special Olympics(NGO), and Politicians
- Law Enforcement, Police, Fire
- Marketing, Business
- Medical, Clinics and Hospitals
- IT, Software, Hardware
- Physical Therapy
- Plumbing, Construction, HVAC, Electricians, Welding
- Public Relations (for Profit and not for profit), Communications, Journalism, Radio
- Sales, Insurance, Real Estate
- Sports Trainers
- Travel and Tourism
- Q: How long will the internship last?
- Q: Is the internship during school hours or after school hours?
- Q: How much credit will I earn on my high school transcript for the semester?
- Q: Will the internship start at the beginning of the semester?
- Q: How many hours is the internship?
- Q: Can I do two different internships within a semester?
- Q: Do I need to find my own internship site?
- Q: Is this a paid or unpaid internship?
- Q: Do I need to have transportation?
- Q: What will I wear?
Work-Based Learning benefits students by:
-Exposing students to adult role models.
-Improving scholastic student motivation.
-Applying classroom learning.
-Exploring career options.
-Helping students make better decisions and plans.
-Improving post-secondary prospects.
-Helping students understand workplace expectations.
-Exposing students to state-of-the-art practices and technology.