Internships: Real Learning for Real Life

Internships provide students with the opportunity to take part in real learning for real life. The following videos, websites, tweets, and links demonstrate the abundance of opportunities that exist for students that help them prepare for their futures.


  1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers paid internships for high school students.  The internships are available for high school juniors and seniors in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut.
  2. NASA offers student internships at Johnson Space Center.
  3. Carla Isabel Carstens created the Free Internships website that allows students to search for internships in the fashion, entertainment, and music industry.  This is a great resource for anyone interested in these fields.
  4. Disney Professional Internships
  5. Disney provides hands on learning with their professional internship program.  Who hasn't dreamed of being a part of Disney magic?
  6. Huffington Post highlights 5 outstanding internships that high school students were able to take part in 2012.
  7. USAJOBS is a federal government run organization that allows students to complete internships with federal jobs.
  8. provides a free site for internship searches.  This resource has internships listed across the United States.
  9. The World Federation of United Nations Association has opportunities for individuals from around the world.  The above tweet has a link to the program information page.
  10. The John Glenn School of Public Affairs through the Ohio State University offers high school students the opportunity to intern with local politicians and political offices.  The following two videos below offer a closer look at these internship programs.
  11. High School Internship Program
  12. Glenn School's High School Internship Program