If your organization could use some extra help this winter, please consider hosting one or more interns selected to participate in the Glenn School's High School Internship Program. Contact Undergraduate Programs Coordinator Chris Adams at 614-247-2512 or email@example.com for more information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: What is the John Glenn School’s High School Internship Program?
The John Glenn School’s Internship Program is a unique public service internship program that allows high school students in the Winter Quarter of their senior year to gain first-hand work experience in public service in Ohio. Internship placement locations include government, non-profits, and other public service organizations. Students volunteer at their internship sites a total of 100 hours over the course of the 10-week program. The program runs from January to March. Interns also attend a weekly seminar course at The Ohio State University for dual high school and college credit. The course is focused on understanding how public policy and service impact social issues in the U.S. democracy. As part of the seminar, students must complete a research project.
Who are Glenn Interns?
Students are selected to be Glenn School High School Interns through a thorough application process that includes letters of recommendation and a written essay. All interns are exceptional students who meet the following qualifications:
Seniors expected to graduate in 2011, from a Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, or Union county public or non-public High Schools
Rank in the top 15% of their class and hold at least a 3.5 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale
Outstanding scores on the SAT or ACT (SAT of 1150 or ACT of 26)
What will be expected of Host Organizations?
Glenn Interns volunteer 100 hours of work during their internships, which means there is no cost to the host organizations for participation in the program. Host organizations are responsible for providing the following: Assignments: Consider projects that might provide a vehicle for learning for the intern and fulfill a need within your organization. All interns work on a volunteer basis and our expectation is that they will be given meaningful activities that will further the organization’s work and their understanding of public service. It can be helpful for host organizations to consider different members of their staff who might need help with both short-term and long-term projects. Intern Supervisor: We request that an individual within your office will serve as the Glenn Internship Supervisor – someone who will take the time and interest in the intern to ensure that he/she is included in the activities of the office and in activities of interest to them and of value to you. This should be an individual who is engaged in the professional work of the office. This individual does not necessarily have to work side-by-side with the Glenn Intern, but would accept responsibility to ensure 1) that the intern is working productively, 2) benefiting from the learning environment of your office, and 3) that your office is benefiting from what should be a mutually rewarding experience. What kinds of assignments should we be giving Glenn interns?
Glenn Internship responsibilities undoubtedly will vary from office to office, depending upon the nature of your office and the skills, abilities, and interests of your particular intern. Within a legislative environment, for example, internship activities might include helping to research an issue or piece of legislation, composing constituent mail, and assisting with a constituent newsletter. Within a non-profit environment, interns might work in the area of tracking and researching legislation, or researching an issue that the organization is trying to influence. Please keep in mind that Glenn Interns are high school seniors. Try to think of activities that, in the beginning of the internship program, will orient them to your office and serve as a good learning springboard. Then, consider a more substantial project for the intern.
Will anyone from the program be in regular communication with our office?Whom should I contact?
The program coordinator will be available to discuss any questions or concerns. Contact Chris Adams at 614-247-2512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Issues of a confidential nature are handled in our office. Will Glenn interns be advised as to the importance of confidentiality?
Yes. During the orientation process, interns will be advised that their organizations likely will deal with confidential material and that they should not discuss or disclose the nature of their work. Feel free, however, to reinforce this message with the intern on their first day of work.
Will there be a review of the program and the Glenn intern’s work?
Yes. In addition to the internship coordinator being in on-going communication with your office, around the fifth week of the internship experience, you will be contacted to assess the overall program and your intern’s activities, and you will have the opportunity to provide a mid-quarter and final evaluation.
When will we be notified of our Glenn Intern’s name, background, etc.?
You should be notified of the intern’s name and faxed his/her resume shortly after we have confirmed your organization’s participation in our program.