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Work-based internship preparing tomorrow’s teachers


The Work-Based Internship, a Capstone Experience program, is a course designed to allow work-based learning for students who demonstrate achievement in a specific career area.

The following is by Holly Eaton, who is a student in the Professional Career Internship program:

“I am currently a senior at Lakeland High School and participate in the Professional Career Internship program at Lakeland High School. My internship takes place at Parkside Elementary with Mrs. Deb Weaver and her first grade class. I enjoy the students and there never is a ‘dull’ moment. Most days I help with math, spelling, reading, and the occasional shoe tie.

“The students have always been welcoming and nice. They are fun to be around and I enjoy their company. I receive hugs from them every single day. One of my favorite memories was on my birthday they all sang Happy Birthday to me and made me cards. It made my day! This internship has allowed me to experience a ‘classroom’ setting and has reinforced my future plans after high school.”

The Professional Career Internship is a Career and Technical Education Business and Information Technology course that is designed to provide opportunities for students to explore careers that require additional degrees or certification following high school. The emphasis of the experience is on applying skills developed through instruction and learning new career competencies at the internship site.

This experience allows students to gain credit toward graduation as well as enhance their career pathway learning experience. Lakeland School Corporation is committed to supplying students with opportunities to explore a variety of career areas during their high school experience.