See how your profile ranks among thousands of other students using CollegeVine. What do you want to be when you grow up? The good news is that there are plenty of ways to explore your interests and various career fields before you take the leap and commit to a certain program or college major. Internships are a great way for high school students to gain work experience, learn about professional opportunities, and network within career and academic fields.
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Teen Summer Interns - Penn Museum
TIPS Interns work with a selection of nonprofit organizations in a variety of roles to support their community-based and develop public service leadership skills. Please read all application and letter of recommendation requirements carefully before starting your application. Once created, you may begin and return to your application at any time. You may track the status of your application and request your letters of recommendation through the application form.
Teen Summer Interns
TIPS interns help nonprofits carry out organizational initiatives by providing invaluable support to their summer programs. In turn, interns learn how to work in the nonprofit community while also building leadership skills to meet the needs of their organization. This is a win-win-win program for interns, nonprofits, and the communities they serve. For many of our interns this is the first professional experience they have ever had. The entire process is designed to give them a chance to step up into a professional capacity.
Internships provide opportunities to learn basic job skills, get experience or training in a specific career field, and begin establishing a work history and professional network. Many internships offer little or no pay, so be sure you're in a position to accept a non-paying position. It is not easy to find an internship in your teens, but opportunities do exist. Start early, talk to a variety of people, and be prepared to do extensive research.