Engineering Internship Program
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The Arlington ISD's STEM Internship Program provides students interested in exploring careers in STEM a dynamic learning experience. The program combines classroom instruction with unpaid or paid internships. The internship program provides students interested in exploring STEM careers the experience of on-site observation and training.
All students selected for the STEM Internship program meet high academic standards and have completed advanced coursework in math (Algebra, Geometry, PreCalculus) and science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics). In addition, students have completed additional coursework in his/her areas of interest:
- Gateway to Engineering
- Principles of Engineering
- Introduction to Engineering Design
- Digital Electronics
- Computer Science I, II III
- Principles of BioMedical Science
- Human Body Systems
- Medical Interventions
How will your organization benefit from an intern?
- Increase productivity when regular staff members are freed up from more basic aspects of their jobs to focus on more demanding and profitable assignments.
- Build a STEM talent pipeline for future employees.
- The AISD Internship program supply students who have new ideas and fresh approaches.
- Internship programs build positive relationships between businesses and schools.
Current Internship Partners
Frequently Asked Questions
- How often do students report to an internship location? Student interns report to the internship location two days each week (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday) for approximately three hours each day.
- What is expected of an internship supervisor? In addition to the mentoring and direction provided by a supervisor, he/she is asked to complete a short evaluation form each six weeks as part of the student's grade.
- Are interns available outside of the normal school internship hours? Interns generally spend three hours per internship day at the internship location. However, students are required to complete additional internship hours above and beyond the designated "class time".
- Are interns paid? A few of our AISD interns are paid, but that decision is entirely up to your organization.
- How is the teacher involved in this program? The teacher works with the students in the classroom every Friday and provides training and assignments that complement the students' internship experience. In addition, the teacher maintains open communication with each student's internship supervisor to ensure that each student intern is meeting and exceeding the goals of the internship location.