(Professional Related Intern/Mentorship Experience)
PRIME, an internship program for rising juniors and seniors, is designed to provide gifted students with unpaid internships in professional organizations related to their fields of interest. Students are assigned to mentors; this allows them to gain first-hand knowledge and skills required in the professional world. Students function in leadership and decision-making processes. By working closely with mentors, students become familiar with the realities of the world of work, as well as the necessary traits for the career area.
This program is only offered during the summer months. Interns earn one credit for 140 hours. Pass/Fail grades are given. Summer PRIME students will also earn one college credit for NOVA's SDV100: College Success Skills course. Students and mentors negotiate details of the internship. Interns must be sixteen years of age, available for all four weeks of the program, and able to provide their own transportation. Public transportation is not always available to work sites. The application deadline for the summer 2015 program is December 19th.
Interested applicants should contact their gifted resource teacher, guidance counselor or PRIME coordinator (and Assistant Principal) Louis Villafane at the Career Center at 703-228-5741. Please email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRIME INTERNSHIP TIMELINE 2014-15
|Parent/Student Meeting||November 13, 2014; 7pm in the Career Center Commons|
|Application Forms Due||December 19, 2014|
|Two Letters of Recommendation ||January 7, 2015|
|Interview Process||January 12 - February 20, 2015|
| PRIME Orientation (mandatory)||June 4, 2015; 4-6pm in Room 115 (first floor center)|
|Placements Made by||June 5, 2015|
|Internship Begins||June 29, 2015|
|Celebratory Breakfast||July 23, 2015; 8:30am|
|Internship Ends||July 24, 2015|