Internship // Preparing for the Internship
First Week on the Internship Scenarios

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Look at the handout, First Week on the Internship… Scenarios. There are two scenarios provided. Complete the in-class activity the scenario selected by your teacher and answer the questions, and then do the same individually for the other scenario. As you answer the questions, feel free to refer to the Just a Feeling handout.

Teacher Notes

From handout, First Week on the Internship… Scenariosselect one of the scenarios for your students to read and then individually answer questions #1 and #2. Remind them to refer to the Just a Feeling handout.

Now ask the class: If you were the supervisor, how would you respond if this is what your intern did? Would the intern’s response make a good first impression? If, so why? If not, why not? Call on two or three students who have not participated actively up to this point in the seminar. (Tell students they should expect you to call on them throughout the class—you will not just be calling-on students who raise their hands!) Popsicle sticks with students’ names in a jar is helpful in making sure all students are called on equitably. Removing the stick and placing in a different jar after a student is called on.

Assessment Notes

Completion of First Week on the Internship Scenarios handout

Return to Career Readiness
Additional lessons in Preparing for the Internship

Internship Application

This activity introduces students to internships and how they differ from jobs and allows them to begin the internship process.

First Week on the Internship Reflection

This activity gives students an opportunity to reflect on their internship experiences and the key takeaways from related lessons, such as what skills, techniques, and concepts can be applied to college and future work.

First Week on the Internship Research Assignment

This activity gives students an opportunity to learn and practice the skills that will enable them to manage their first week on the job successfully.