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Which career path is right for you?
Take our High School Career Quiz to reveal your strengths and map out job fields you can explore. Your journey starts here!
The Handbook You Need for the Internship You Want
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Improve Your Interview Skills
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Resume Tips for Teens
Discover 3 reasons why high schoolers should have a strong resume at-the-ready.
Finding a Great Internship
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Frequently Asked Questions
Internships present exciting opportunities and many questions, too. Look below for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, and be sure to check out the High School Internship Handbook for a step-by-step guide on finding, applying for, and getting the most out of an internship during high school.
What are the benefits of a high school internship?
Completing an internship in high school can give you some great advantages, including a chance to explore career fields and interests to help find your strengths and guide your future choices for college or career paths. Internship experience is also an excellent way to build your résumé and gain valuable insight into workplace culture so that you're prepared for your career. What's more, internships allow you to network and collaborate, learn new skills and technology, and make an impact all while gaining industry connections that can help lead you to a successful future.
How do you choose an internship?
There are many things to think about when choosing an internship. You'll want to consider the kind of work, the industry, the time commitment, location, and what you hope to learn from the experience. Read more to get a student's perspective on choosing the right internship.
What skills do you need for an internship?
High school internship tasks can vary widely between work assignments, but there are some core skills and values all employers look for, including being easy to work with, eager to learn, and reliable. As you're searching through the Stride Career Prep internship listings, you'll be guided by the Relevant Skills section that appears to the right of each individual internship posting. These are a combination of skills you may already have and skills you might expect to gain from that particular internship experience.
How can you get an internship with no experience?
Internships are all about gaining experience! In fact, employers often create internship positions so they can teach students about their company and have a positive impact on shaping the future of their industry. When preparing to apply for an internship, think about why you have an interest in the job and see if you can connect it to any relevant life experiences or hobbies you may have. And keep in mind that your high school courses—especially career-focused electives—can be highly valuable experiences, too.
How do you apply for an internship?
Internship application processes can vary, but there are some smart steps you can take right away to help you through. You'll want to start by researching types of internships, industries, and organizations to which you may wish to apply. And you'll want a solid résumé at the ready. Work with our Success Coaches for help in getting career ready!
What can you expect from an internship?
Every internship experience will be unique, but some important things to expect from any job opportunity are a clearer understanding of the role, insight into a career or industry, and a chance to work as an effective part of a team. You may also gain new skills and a network of resources that can help you in the future.