The purpose of the 2018 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.
The program will last for a total of four weeks (20 hours per week) and one half-day, beginning on June 12th with a Signing and Orientation Day. Students will report to their designated worksite four days per week (Monday – Thursday), where they will work a maximum of four hours per day. On Fridays (from 8 AM – Noon), students will report to Blackhawk Technical College’s Central Campus and participate in topic-specific seminars and/or supplemental ACP work. The program will conclude on July 20th.
Student applications are due by 5 PM on April 30, 2018 and internship placements will be determined by a combination of factors, including but not limited to: match-making / compatibility with student ACP and the types of available internships.
The Rock Internship Program is a collaborative talent development offering supported by 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; and/or contact Kerry Osmond, the Internship Coordinator (608.757.7728).