Madison High Students Serve Internships to Learn About Careers

School News
June 11, 2019

student with presentationIn a two-week internship at the end of their senior year, over 85 members of Madison High’s Class of 2019 joined the workforce with an opportunity to learn more about their career interests. Students were able to experience hands-on opportunities at a wide range of local businesses and organizations, including Georgetown University Hospital, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the U.S. Senate. Students applied for the internship in the fall of their senior year and were required to maintain a certain GPA throughout the year to qualify for the program. A teacher or faculty member at the school sponsored the student's internship and served as a point of contact and assistance throughout the internship. Bailey spent her time working with the National Park Service and was able to combine two interests in one as she helped plant and nurture a field of cherry trees as well as serve as a photojournalist for the process. Carson stayed closer to Madison as she worked at one of the school's feeder elementary schools, Flint Hill, to experience life as an elementary educator. The culmination of the internship was a Presentation of Learning at which students presented what they learned from their experience. Leah, who interned at Compassion Over Killing, was able to showcase the YouTube videos she helped the vegan organization film and publish. Check out her video at this link. Graham, who interned at Big Planet Comics, shared his gratitude for the internship and explained all that he learned about business contracts and original comic prints. This was the second year of the program at Madison. Contact news liaison Francesca Branson at fmbranson@fcps.edu.