What Is The Lorain County JVS Summer Internship Program?
The LCJVS Summer Internship Program is paid or unpaid, on-the-job experience for school credit during the summer between a student’s junior and senior year. Students gain workplace competencies through a partnership between business, education, students, and parents while earning 1.5 high school credits.
Summer Interns are paired with a trained mentor from the company they are working for. This person is an experienced employee whom the student can learn from and model. An LCJVS Job Coach (usually the program instructor) will also visit the student at the worksite several times during the Internship. The Job Coach will help the student adjust to the workplace culture and work with the mentor to evaluate job performance.
Who Is Eligible?
All junior students are eligible to apply. However, acceptance in the program is selective and focuses on the following areas:
- Attendance - Days Absent/Days Tardy
- A maximum of 7 unexcused days (42.91 hours) absent will be allowed through the 3rd grading period. Unexcused tardies will be counted toward the attendance requirement.
- Teacher Recommendations
- The junior lab instructor and all academic teachers must recommend the student for placement by signing the student’s application.
- Grade Point Average
- The student must have earned an overall 2.5 cumulative GPA in all academic courses taken at LCJVS and have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA in their lab by the end of the 3rd grading period. Grades are considered for time spent at LCJVS only during their junior year.
- Any student receiving less than 5 days of OSS may be eligible for the internship, depending on the Principal or Assistant Principal's recommendation. Students who have more than one ISA or Wednesday School may also be considered for the internship based on review and approval by the Principal and/or Assistant Principal. Students receiving 5 days or more of OSS are ineligible.
What Are Some Other Student Requirements?
- Transportation - a valid driver’s license or reliable transportation method
- Resume - it is recommended that an updated, typed, and error-free resume be submitted with the Summer Internship application
- Worksite Observation - students may complete an unpaid work-based learning experience (or working interview) at the prospective worksite prior to the internship
- Personal Development Workshops - participation is required in all scheduled activities
- Hours - students are required to work a minimum of 180 hours (minimum of 120 hours for cosmetology students)
- Fees Paid – all LCJVS fees must be paid in full, or a payment plan must be established through the LCJVS Treasurer’s Office. Students who need financial assistance can inquire about grants at the LCJVS Treasurer’s Office.
When Will The Students Be Selected?
- Summer Internship applications are due to Career Services or the lab instructor by March 30, 2023
- Students will be notified of their acceptance as summer intern candidates by April 12, 2023
- For those eligible for junior early placement, employment may begin as early as May 4, 2023
- Summer Internship hours may begin after May 25, 2023
What Are The Student Benefits?
- Earn money while earning school credit and building their resume with related experience
- Gain valuable workplace skills and competencies
- Acquire 1.5 elective credit hours
- May qualify for late arrival, early dismissal, and/or early job placement in their senior year
To get full credit for the Internship and be eligible for early placement students must:
- Work a minimum of 180 hours.
- Attend all scheduled Summer Internship Workshops.
- Complete and turn in the following documentation: training agreement and wage & hour form.
Summer Internship students are exempt from all federal and state unemployment taxes. Students must be covered under a company's Workers' Compensation Insurance.