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Status

Open

Overview

The Micro-Internship offering extends your learning into the real world and allows you to learn from a professional of your choice either in person or virtually. You will perform research on a particular career field, including the various pathways into a specific career, and use your connection with your chosen professional to determine an authentic product or deliverable to demonstrate your understanding of the outcomes of this career.

You should either have already secured a professional or have some ideas regarding a professional you will be working with prior to starting.

During this course, you will learn career-related skills and earn a badge for this accomplishment. A badge is a digital certification of your career-related learning that you can share on social media or with higher education platforms, colleges, potential employers, peers, and colleagues. Select this link to learn more about badges.

Major Topics and Concepts

A micro-internship is an extended or experiential learning opportunity where you will work with a professional in a career area of interest to learn about pathways into the career area and complete a product or products authentic to the career of interest. Additionally, you will research the required education, skills, and responsibilities of your chosen career area. The intention is for you to spend time at the workplace with your mentor but if circumstances prevent this, you may work with your VLACS instructor and mentor to complete this virtually.

Credits .25

Competencies

  • Micro-Internship Training and Responsibilities
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of a career addressed in the micro-internship by explaining the required responsibilities and training for the career.
  • Micro-Internship Completion
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of a career addressed in the micro-internship by completing the micro internship and the required deliverable(s).

Pre-Requisites

None

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We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.