Spend a semester or full year getting relevant career experience in the workplace
If you’ve already completed most of your high school credits and are interested in intensive career exploration an internship might be right for you. To participate in the School District of Lancaster internship program you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- 11th or 12th grade student
- 2.0 GPA or higher
- 90% Attendance rate or higher
- Recommended by school counselor
- Recommended by school principal
Each internship experience is customized to students’ career interests. Below are a list of current internship partners, but additional ones are always being added depending on career interests. Interested in the internship program? Complete a program application here.
Current Internship Partners
Commons Company, the parent company of Lancaster staples Passenger Coffee and Prince Street Café, offers internships focused on business management and retail.
Common Wheel is a nonprofit organization based in Lancaster City focused on transforming the community through bikes. The Common Wheel internship is a good fit for students interested in social services, sustainability, marketing, and planning.
Lafayette Fire Company
Lafayette Fire Company is a volunteer run fire station which provides opportunities not just for fire service but also marketing, fundraising, business management, and more.
Laura Schanz Consulting Associates
Laura Schanz Consulting Associates provides leadership and management training for local businesses and nonprofit organization. Helmed by a McCaskey grad, the company is a good fit for a student interested in data analysis, business management, or marketing.
PhotOlé Photography offers a suite of photography services in the Lancaster area. Student interns would get an inside look running a photography business. This is a great fit for students interested in photography.
Studio 841 is a photography studio offering a variety of services in the local region. Student interns would get an inside look running a photography business. This is a great fit for students interested in photography.
Not quite ready for a semester long course? Consider a job shadowing experience. You’ll get the chance to spend the day on the job with someone in your career of interest to see if it’s a good fit for you. Interested? Contact Career Pathways Specialist Arisleyda Calderon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career and Technical Education
SDoL’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide students with opportunities for cooperative education. Cooperative education provides students with work-based learning connected directly with the career program of study. More information is available here.