What is a NAF Internship?
In internship is a work based exploratory or preparatory opportunity to enhance
classroom learning through practical career related work experience. Internships can be paid, or unpaid, yet rewarded, and can be found in corporate
and private businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. All internships should have the primary goal of providing students
supervision and a chance to learn while contributing to the organization’s
needs. The participating students must work for an employer or agency for 120
hours or more, ensuring that students graduate high school with greater
understanding and connection to colleges and careers.
What are the benefits of an internship?
In addition to being one of the pillars of becoming a NAFTrack Certified student, internships play an essential role in College and Career Readiness.
Internships specifically help students to:
individual strengths and weaknesses in the workplace
appropriate business dress, behavior and etiquette
job-specific knowledge and skills
academic skills appropriate to the workplace
the connections between job requirements and academic skills
the value of the internship to younger students, peers, and adults
career goals and a plan for achieving these goals