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Gifted Career Internship Program

 

PURPOSE:

The Gifted Career Internship Program is designed to provide Talented and Gifted (TAG) students the opportunity to explore potential career interest by working with professionals in the community.

DESCRIPTION: Gifted Career Internship (11th and 12th Grades only)

 

  • The intern will be paired with a mentor in a local business or organization for approximately five to ten hours a week. The mentor and internship site will be chosen based on the student's career interests and proximity to the student's school.
  • Internships in this program are unpaid. The student receives Georgia High School Graduation Credits for their efforts in lieu of financial compensation. Gifted Career Internships will appear on the students' schedules and transcripts and a grade will be given based on participation at the internship site and academic requirements.
  • Internships are semester long. Students will be encouraged to explore a different internship and/or career field each semester they participate.
  • Students can participate in up to four internships, two during their junior year and two during their senior year.
  • Internships can either be for one or two periods during the school day. One-period internships are referred to as single internships and two-period internships are referred to as double internships.
  • Internships are typically scheduled for the last period, or last two periods, of the school day. There are specific internships that function better in the morning, i.e. elementary education and specific medical fields. If the student selects and/or is chosen for one of these internships, then their internship will be scheduled first thing in the morning.

Community Partners:

  • Due to attrition of older sites, and increased student interest and program growth, we are always seeking new internship sites and opportunities for our students. In particular, we are in critical need of more internships in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, and finance.
  • Our students and their parents/guardians are required to sign consent forms and liability releases in order to participate in the program. Copies of these forms will be provided at the onset of the internship. Also, sites can require additional paperwork if needed (i.e. HIPPAA Confidentiality forms, NDA's, etc.).
  • In addition to supervising the intern, site supervisors will be asked to sign timesheets, submit evaluations of his or her intern, and participate in an internship goals assignment.
  • If you are interested in serving as an internship supervisor or would like more information, please contact:
Northwest Fulton County- Roswell, Milton, and Cambridge High SchoolsMeredith Drummond​drummondm2@fultonschools.org
​Northwest Fulton County- Alpharetta High School​Barbara Brownbrownb@fultonschools.org
​Northeast Fulton County- Johns Creek, Chattahoochee, Centennial & Northview High Schools​Carol Grahamgrahamc@fultonschools.org
​Central and South Fulton County- North Springs, Riverwood, Benjamin Banneker, Creekside, Frank McClarin, Independence, Langston Hughes, Tri-Cities & Westlake High Schools​Barbara Hallhallb@fultonschools.org

 

Students (Potential Interns) and Parents:

  • Only Talented and Gifted (TAG) students in good standing are allowed to participate in this program.
  • There is a prerequisite seminar that must be completed prior to participating in the Gifted Internship Program titled Hire Me! Skills for Career and Internship Success.
  • If you wish to learn more about participating in the seminar Hire Me! or the Gifted Career internship Program, please contact the TAG Department Chair or Contact at your high school.

 

 

 

Fulton County Public Schools

Advanced Studies Department

Talented and Gifted Program Services