Program & Requirements

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Program Details

TEC Internships are open to junior and senior high school students, and college students*.

* COLLEGE STUDENTS: Please contact us by phone - early and before applying. Please also check your school's requirements for credit with your advisor.


  • 4 consecutive weeks
  • average 15 hrs each week
  • 2 - 3 days each week
  • 60 hours total

Academic Year (Fall or Spring)

Registration: at least 8 weeks before desired start date

  • 10 - 12 consecutive weeks
  • 6 - 8 hrs after school each week
  • 2 - 3 days after school each week
  • 60 hours total

High School Internships are UNPAID:

  • Students may receive credit for their participation from their individual school. Credit is determined by the school the student attends.
  • A certificate of successful completion is awarded to each participating student and a letter stating the student's participation is sent to each student's counselor/advisor once all requirements of the internship are fulfilled.

Program Requirements

Are You Ready for an Internship?

It takes a mature, responsible and motivated individual to be successful in an internship.

Before applying, students must consider if they can realistically manage an internship if they have a part-time job, vacation plans and after school activities.

Please read and consider the following pre-screening criteria:

  • Must have completed 2 years of high school
  • For Summer Internships: must be able to work 15 hours/wk across 3 days/wk for 4 consecutive weeks
  • For Academic year/after school Internships: must be able to work 6 hours/wk, 2-3 afternoons/wk, for 10-12 consecutive weeks
  • Must have reliable transportation, and backup options, to and from internship site
  • Must be willing to adhere to internship site policies, procedures and dress code
  • Be realistic about placement location
  • Understand that the internship placement could be terminated if student's behavior is not acceptable
  • Be able to perform assigned duties/tasks to the best of his/her ability and keep an open mind about learning about a career
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