[NOTE: Due to COVID-19 related issues, the summer 2020 - 2021 programs were canceled. Meanwhile, the intent is to resume the program in summer 2022.]
The purpose of the summer Rock Internship Program is to accelerate personal, as well as professional, skills development and career-related exposure for rising High School Seniors. This structured, earn-and-learn (paid internship) model will provide students with a meaningful, career pathway experience that will serve as a foundational element of their Academic & Career Plan (ACP); thereby, positioning students for future academic and workplace success. As such, students will gain: valuable interviewing, job searching and resume building experience; direct, career exposure at a worksite; opportunities to develop or improve communication, critical thinking, leadership and teamwork skills; and important networking connections. These internship placements are competitive, and determined by a combination of factors, including but not limited to: match-making / compatibility with student ACP's and the types of available internships. For a recap of the 2019 program, click here.
The summer Rock Internship Program will last for a total of six weeks (i.e. up to 30 hours per week), beginning on June 12th with a Signing and Orientation Day. Then on June 15th, students will report to their designated worksites. Additional activities will take place at BTC's Central Campus, as well. The last day of the program will be July 31st. A preliminary listing of organizations participating in the 2020 program are provided below.
The Rock Internship Program is a collaborative talent development offering supported by participating employers, Blackhawk Technical College, Rock County 5.0 and the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board.
For additional program details, continue reading below; download the Student or Employer flyer.