Virtual Internships

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In a town where the population is 650, the traditional high school internship is logistically and fiscally infeasible. The College X Career X Choice program is defining what is possible by pairing 11th graders with individual Mentors around the country and creating virtual internship. Students were paired with Mentors based on their interests… the student interested in nursing was paired with a nurse a LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, the student interested in computer science is paired with Google, and so forth. For three months, the students video-chatted with their mentor, engaged in learning and growth, and created an authentic product.