PRep Internship Program

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    What is the PRep Internship Program?  
     
    The PRep Internship Program (PRep) will provide students with the opportunity to work at the highest level of school district leadership. In this experience, students will learn the critically important function of collaboration. An intern team will directly assist the Office of Public Relations & Special Programs (OPR) with a wide variety of functions including:
     
    • photography and video production
    • newswriting and storytelling
    • graphic design
    • event planning
    • social media
     
    Interns complete and participate in projects that will develop lifelong skills that will serve them in their chosen paths after high school.
     
    Who are the interns?
     
    In order to participate in the program, PRep Interns must be high school seniors in good academic standing at one of the high schools in Worcester County Public Schools --students from Pocomoke High School, Snow Hill High School, and Stephen Decatur High School are all eligible to participate.
      
    Where do interns work?
     
    A benefit of the PRep internship is that students will be exposed to a professional work environment. The interns share an office in the OPR suite of the Worcester County Board of Education Office. As a result of their location, the interns learn the norms and expectations working in an office building among the school system's senior-most administrators--giving the program participants an early jump on what it means to perform in a high-stakes, professional, environment. 
     
    What kind of work do our interns do?
     
    The goal of the internship is to ensure that the student participants complete projects that directly support the vision and mission of the school system. This is not a "go and get coffee" type of internship!
     
    In addition to learning about media relations, social media, large-scale event planning and other projects, our interns play an integral role in sharing success stories from our school communities through compelling, multimedia storytelling. 
     
    Are interns paid? 
     
    No, with a caveat. Student typically work between four and six hours weekly as interns. The students are eligible for mileage reimbursement in order to offset any expenses that they may incur while carrying out their duties. Transportation may also be available should an intern require; this will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
     
    How long does the internship program run?
     
    PRep is a semester-long commitment; however, beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, high school seniors may be eligible to convert the program into a full-year internship. Note: Interns should make arrangements with their extra-curricular activities to accommodate the requirements of the program.
     
     

     
    Click here to apply for consideration in the
    2019 PRep Student Internship Program