Career Exploration Internship

Career Exploration Internship Program

The Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP) is a 1/2-year, 1/2-credit (or 1-year, 1-credit) non-paid internship open to all juniors and seniors. CEIP provides a link between school and possible careers. The program gives students hands-on experience in a variety of careers so that they can become aware of what it is really like to work in those careers.

Students will gain an understanding of the importance of a positive work ethic, timeliness and good study habits. In addition, they will have an opportunity to improve their teamwork and human relation skills. Relationships will be developed between the mentor and the student that could result in recommendation for employment, future careers and/or college. A classroom component is also required.

Individual student interests will be accommodated as much as possible. Internships may occur outside the school day. Students will need to provide their own transportation. Interns must be willing to make completing internship hours a priority. All interested students must complete an application and be interviewed by a Work-based Learning Coordinator.

CEIP was developed cooperatively between the NYS Departments of Education and Labor and fulfills credit toward graduation.

Examples of internships that CEIP students may explore include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Athletic Training
  • Culinary Arts
  • Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy