Internships and professional exposure is important to comprehensive education. Experience outside the classroom will expose students to critical elements of careers and professionalism, and develop sustainable life skills. Students must earn consideration for the Junior Internship Program following the criteria outlined below. Students are eligible for the Junior Internship Program following the JH2 academic year. GEIG will help facilitate small stipends on behalf of the students who are placed in professional settings. The monies earned from students’ junior internship experience will be used to subsidize students’ education i.e. textbooks, notebooks, uniforms, and other academic needs in the following academic year. GEIG will advise and assist students in opening bank accounts to save these monies for future use.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Academic performance- students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be considered.
  • Attendance- students must have a solid attendance record where they aren’t absent for no more than 5 days in a term without valid excuse(s).
  • Indicate leadership ability- this will be decided upon a teacher’s recommendation of student’s leadership and potential.

A typical Internship will Include

  • Hourly salary of minimum wage or higher (as designated and agreed upon by the placement organization and GEIG)
  • 6-8 week commitment over the summer months 35-40 hour work week
  • A designated supervisor
  • Job duties and responsibilities appropriate to the company
  • Exposure to a professional setting