The goal of the summer internship program is to enhance student job skills and to develop additional skills that strengthen personal qualities important in the workforce. We believe that employers and educators working together can produce a better quality graduate/worker for the future.
Patience, Time, Understanding - Remember that this may be a studentís first job experience outside their home. Students may require additional time and patience to get the job done. The workplace is an excellent environment to learn things like promptness, attendance, working as a team member, learning how to organize and use information and many additional skills. Your training assistance is very important as you help the student develop skills that cannot always be taught in the classroom.
Training Agreement - Students and employers will complete a formal JVS Training Agreement. It will outline personal information plus list individual job duties and student/worker responsibilities for the job. The Training Agreement allows students age 16 and older to perform most duties under US Department of Labor Child Labor Laws. Call the JVS Career Services Office at 774-1051 ext. 2237 if you have any questions about this document.
Student Evaluation - JVS personnel will contact the employer at least three times during the summer internship to complete and update studentsí evaluations and to discuss each studentís performance. A written student evaluation check list should be completed for each month that a student is employed.
Time Requirements - Students are required to work at least 225 hours to get school credit for their summer employment experience. There is no limit to the amount of additional hours that a student may work. Students may also qualify for continued part-time work into their senior year in the fall. Individual student work schedules will be developed according to JVS program requirements and work site needs.
Future Workforce Development - The program allows employers to participate and invest in the training of their future workforce and gives the JVS an opportunity to develop qualified employees in a variety of business and trade areas.
Unemployment Exemption - Students working through a vocational training program sponsored by a certified vocational school are exempt from all federal or state unemployment taxes. No unemployment taxes should be paid since students are ineligible for unemployment.
Workersí Compensation Insurance - Students should be covered like any employee under Workersí Compensation Insurance.