Internship Criteria

The Internship student placement should pass the following checklist of criteria. If the following criteria do not apply, the placement is most likely another type of Work Based Learning experience such as Cooperative Education, Youth Apprenticeship Program or Employment Skills Development. 
  1. The student has been promoted to the 11th or 12th grade. There may be a rare instance in which a 10th grade student will be allowed to participate in a short-term placement. 
  2. A short-term Internship does not result in the awarding of credit separate from that of the class through which the internship is sponsored. The training plan for students in long term Internships for which students earn course credit, address competencies specified in the Georgia Performance Standards.
  3. The student has a training agreement which has been completed and signed by all concerned patties (student, parent/guardian, employer, WBL-Coordinator). 
  4. The student must have earned a minimum of one unit of credit in a CTAE pathway related to the placement. If no directly related CTAE course is offered in the school, the WBL-Coordinator can, at his or her discretion, qualify a closely-related academic course to meet this requirement. 
  5. The student may receive compensation in compliance with state and federal labor laws, or this may be an unpaid placement. 
  6. The student has a mentor assigned by the business and is evaluated on-site with the school providing any necessary remediation.
  7. The student has an Individual Career Plan (ICP).
The Internship is a placement that should be considered near the top of the WBL hierarchy.