Internships

HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIPS:

Interning in high school is a fantastic way to get some real world experience before heading off to college.  Many students use internships as a strategy to help decide their college major, bolster their college application and network with influential people. The Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency Internship Program is offered to high school seniors and features a 6-10 hour per week independent study course related to the student’s career pathway.  The non-paid work experience will be spent with a local business/agency where students are trained and supervised by one or more training site employees.   Students receive high school credit for successful completion of their internship.  Grades are assigned by the internship coordinator and are based on a site supervisor evaluation, student maturity, learning progress and a daily written journal.  Individual site supervisors may assign additional tasks.  Prior to the start of an internship, the business, school, parent and student must all approve the training schedule and tasks. Students are expected to follow both the internship and business site attendance rules and policies and are responsible for their own transportation to and from their training site.   The internship application process requires completion of an application, resumé and recommendation from the school counselor.  The student will then interview with the internship program coordinator and, if accepted, will then interview with a business or agency.  High school juniors interested in applying for an internship during their senior year should contact their high school guidance counselor.

Sample of internship sites

  • Active Physical Therapy
  • Advantedge Sports Training
  • Alger County Clerk/ Register of Deeds
  • Alger County Courthouse
  • Alger County Treasurer
  • City of Marquette
  • Double Trouble
  • Gauthier Insurance
  • Gwinn Sawyer Veterinary Clinic
  • Headstart -- Greenwood
  • Holmquist Feed Mill
  • Marquette City Fire Dept. 
  • Marquette City Police
  • Marquette County Historical Museum
  • Marquette-Alger RESA
  • Michigan DNR
  • MSU North Farm
  • Munising Memorial Hospital
  • Munising Memorial Hospital- Records
  • Neenah Paper Mill
  • Negaunee Co-op Nursery
  • Negaunee Coop Preschool, Inc.
  • Negaunee Veterinary Clinic
  • NMU - Computer Science
  • NMU Public Safety
  • NMU Public TV 13
  • Northern Vet Associates
  • UP Health Systems - Bell Hospital
  • UP Rehab Services  

Harrison Smith

“To me, my internship teaches me valuable life lessons that you would not be able to learn in a conventional classroom. The
real world is unpredictable and constantly changing and being exposed to it in a professional yet educational way teaches you how to adapt and handle problems that will be there long after you graduate. An internship provides you with an unassimilated learning experience that better prepares you for life after high school than any conventional academic course.”

HARRISON SMITH
MARQUETTE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT INTERNING WITH U.P. SUPPLY COMPANY

Daryn Johnson

"Internships are extremely important in the forming of successful individuals. Being able to follow a professional gives interns the chance to learn with hands-on experiences and teaches them what life is like in the environment in which they are working. I have only been interning for a couple of months and I have already learned so much from the physicians and nurses."

DARYN JOHNSON
MUNISING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT INTERNING WITH MUNISING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL


Contact

Chad Rowley, MARESA • crowley@maresa.org, 906-226-5178 or Rayme Martineau, MARESA • rmartineau@maresa.org, 906-226-5139

 

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