Governor's Institute for Career Education and Work
Snap Shot Internship


Governor’s Institute for Career Education and Work Activity

by Steve Habowski, Tara Thall and Tom Harrison


Snap Shot Internship

Standards Addressed
  • 13.1 A Analyze career options based on student interests, abilities, aptitudes and accomplishments.
  • 1.5.11 B Write using well developed content.
Brief Overview Students will participate in an authentic job activity with a business mentor. This environment will provide students with the ability to analyze the work duties, skills needed, and personality traits required for job success, as well as show how these match their personality, abilities, and interests.
Grade Level 11th
Content Area(s) Writing, Speaking, Listening
Other standards supported
  • NCDG Comp 2: Skills to interact positively with others.
  • NCDG Comp 6: Skills to locate, interpret career information.
  • Health, Safety, PE 10.1A, 10.4A, 10.4B, FCS 11.4A
Prep Time One 30 minute orientation session.
Implementation Time 36-65 sessions
Learning Objectives Students will identify connections between their traits and a specific profession.
Materials Needed Student log book, parent permission form, liability consent form
Detailed Activity Steps
  1. Meet with students to decide what business placement is most beneficial based on students interests.
  2. Seek business partners willing to participate.
  3. Obtain parental consent.
  4. Check academic standing of individual students in order to determine eligibility.
  5. Inform classroom teachers when student will be out of school.
  6. Take students to planning session with business.
  7. Monitor placement with business partner and student.
  8. Conduct reflective session with student based on log and business mentor’s feedback.
Theory basis Identity Theory/Super Theory
  1. Completion of student log book.
  2. Student/business partner’s evaluation form.
  1. Confirm that students are involved in the activities decided upon during each planning session.
  2. Check with classroom instructors to be sure students make up work.
Enhancement Activities Ask classroom teacher to allow time for student to demonstrate how school skills are used in job success.
Adaptation for at risk kids NA
  • Snap-Shot Internship
  • Explanation sheet

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