Ensure your students are ready for their internship experience. Explore how to incorporate internship preparation materials into your classroom today.
|Virtual Internship Planning Considerations||
Intentional planning and exploration is key in creating a meaningful virtual internship experience for students. While impactful, virtual...
|Virtual Internship Planning Resources||
Engaging tools are the key to success in virtual internships. Explore highlighted recommendations and tools as you plan and implement virtual...
|Internship Preparation Modules||
Prepare for internship success through implementation of NAF's Internship Preparation Modules.
|Internship Supervisor Resource Hub||
Explore videos, tools, and templates to help onboard, manage, and assess interns during their internship.
|The Value of High School Internships||
Help students understand the importance of internships using this short lesson plan.
|Work and Learning Plan||
Create internship ownership for students through a completed Work and Learning Plan. Use this document to identify internship projects toward...
|Converting Jobs to Internships Checklist||
Help students understand and take ownership of converting their job to a growth-focused internship.
|Project of Value Planning||
Showcase growth and learning through a Project of Value during an internship or internship alternative experience.
|Intern Skill Evaluation||
An opportunity for students to reflect on their skill development prior to starting an internship or alternative experience.
|NAF Internship Assessment||
Plan for student success through skill building by reviewing the NAF Internship Assessment prior to the start of an internship.
What are NAF's requirements for an internship?
To meet the requirements needed for NAFTrack Certification from April 2020 - August 2023, students must complete an internship (virtual or in-person), health science clinical experience, or approved internship alternative experience (service learning experience, volunteerism experience in a non-profit, or CTSO or business-focused project with business partner assisting as a project mentor/supervisor) that meets the following requirements:
80+ hours (or two 40+ hour experiences)
Paid, compensated, or volunteer
Direct supervision by an accountable adult who is not the student’s teacher
Completion of the NAFTrack Internship Assessment by the student’s mentor/supervisor (not teacher, parent, or guardian) at the end of the internship
Do internships have to be completed in the summer?
While many internships take place in the summer due to student availability, internships can take place at any point in the year.
Can students participate in more than one internships?
Yes, students can participate in more than one internship but will only receive credit once.
If a student doesn't pass their internship can they participate in another and have it count?
Yes, students can participate in multiple internships. They only need to pass one internship to receive credit and have it count towards NAFTrack Certification.
Do students have to submit pay stubs to prove they were paid for internships?
No. When the internship is added to NAFTrack, the teacher selects whether the student will be paid, compensated, or unpaid for their time. Students do not need to submit pay stubs to prove they were paid for an internship.
Does a student get academic credit for internships?
No. NAF does not give academic credit for internships, however check your district’s policy as they may allow academic credit for internships.
If a student has a 60 hour internship and a 20 hour internship does that meet NTC requirements?
No. A student can meet the NTC internship requirements by completing one 80 hour internship or two 40 hour internships.
What is the difference between "paid" and "compensated"?
In an internship experience, students provide work of value to an employer and therefore should be paid at no less than the appropriate minimum wage in your area. In many internship alternative experiences, students are working on projects or tasks that mirror workplace environments and skill development opportunities, but are not providing work of value to an employer company. In these instances, students may be compensated for their time in ways such as college/high school credit, gift cards, or prizes.