BCPS CTACE Summer Internship Program

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  • The BCPS CTACE Summer Internship Program aims to prepare rising high school seniors for the professional world while also supporting local businesses.  It connects talented students with quality employers, providing hands-on learning experiences.

    While not all scholars are guaranteed positions, the program ensures paid internships, recognizing students' contributions and fostering mutually beneficial relationships between education and industry to build a skilled workforce.

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  • Welcome, Business Leaders

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    Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) student interns immediately contribute value to businesses hosting internships during the summer. Their rigorous academic and industry-specific training received in school ensures that when they join your workforce, they are well-prepared to hit the ground running. By introducing rising senior high school students to your business, you create a talent pipeline back to your company, which is crucial for finding skilled employees in today’s competitive market.

    Please click on our BCPS Business Partners Interest Form to participate in our 24-25 BCPS CTACE Summer Internship Program or support Broward County Public Schools educators and scholars in another way, such as:

    • Donating to cover the costs of a student intern
    • Supporting our students in schools through guest speaking
    • Mentoring students and educators
    • Providing company tours for students and teachers

    Thank you for your invaluable support and partnership. We deeply appreciate your dedication to nurturing young talent and fostering meaningful learning experiences. Together, we are shaping a brighter tomorrow!

  • Welcome, Student Talent

    The BCPS CTACE Summer Internship Program provides students with a rare, hands-on, paid work-based learning experience to better prepare Industry Scholars for future careers!

     

    ELIGIBILITY

    • High School Rising Seniors attending a Broward County Public School.
    • Students must be a US Citizens or Residents.
    • Students must have a State Issued ID.
    • Students must be able to work part-time and commit to the designated assigned weeks of continuous internship employment totaling 120 hours.
    • Transportation to and from the internship worksite is the responsibility of the student and parents/guardians.

     

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Students are required to attend mandatory monthly Internship Prep Sessions.
    • To be eligible to apply for internship positions, students must complete all Xello monthly lessons and assignments by the specified deadlines.
    • Parents/guardians must attend the BCPS CTACE Summer Internship Program Orientation Session.
    • Students and Parents/Guardians must complete and upload all Eligibility/On-Boarding Document electronically via Xello by the given deadline.
    • Failure to meet these requirements will result in the removal of the program.

     

    COMMITMENT

    • Complete Internship Success assignments via Xello.
    • Submit the required document for program orientation by the specified deadlines.
    • Attend the mandatory Parent/Guardian Orientation Event.
    • Submit all onboarding documents by the given deadline.
    • Schedule fingerprinting or clearance appointments by the specified deadlines (if hired to work at a BCPS Location).
    • Student background checks and/or drug tests may be required by some businesses and must be completed by given deadline.
    • Hired Interns must attend the mandatory BCPS CTACE Orientation Event prior to internship program start date.
    • Maintain continuous contact with your school’s Career Champion or NAF Educator/Coordinator regarding the program.

     

    NEXT STEPS

    • Follow up with your school's designated Career Champion or NAF Educator/Coordinator for more details!

  • BCPS Summer Internship Program

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    2024 - 2025

     BCPS CTACE Internship Program Overview

     

     (All items are subject to change) 

     

    Internship Specifics:

    • June 24, 2025 – July 28, 2025 (5 weeks)
    • 120 Hours Minimum Paid Internship.
    • Intern daily/weekly work hours are determined by the Internship Provider/Employer. 

    Pathway Program Participants:

    • Culinary
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Finance
    • Health and Science
    • Information Technology
    • Hospitality & Tourism
    • And so much more!

    Internship Eligibility: 

    • High School Rising Seniors attending a Broward County Public School.
    • Students must be a US Citizens or Residents.
    • Students must have a State Issued ID.
    • Students must be able to work part-time and commit to the designated assigned weeks of continuous internship employment totaling 120 hours.
    • Transportation to and from the internship worksite is the responsibility of the student and parents/guardians.
    • Hired Interns must attend the mandatory BCPS CTACE Orientation Event prior to the internship program start date.
    • Student background checks and/or drug tests may be required by some businesses.

    Student Interviews:

    • Student interviews will be conducted at the Internship Provider’s work location or via an online video platform such as Zoom or TEAMS.
    • The interview date, time, and location/format will be agreed upon by the student and the Internship Provider.

    Internship Compensation: 

    • Student Interns will receive an hourly rate that is at or above Florida’s minimum wage.
    • Student Interns may receive compensation in one of the following ways:
      1. Direct payment from the Business Provider
      1. Broward Education Foundation (BEF)

    Internship Provider/ Organization Responsibilities:

    • An internship provider is required to attend the BCPS CTACE Summer Internship Provider Training in the winter.
    • The internship providers must select internship worksite supervisor(s) within their organization to perform the tasks stated below.

     

    Internship Worksite Supervisor:

    • Internship Worksite Supervisors must attend the BCPS CTACE Summer Internship Program Provider Training event.
    • Support student learning and maintain standards of professional practice.
    • Sign timecards and complete student intern evaluations.
    • Maintain contact with the designated BCPS Internship Instructional Supervisor to discuss student concerns and progress.
    • Internship Worksite Supervisors may not be related to the hired student intern.
    • Internship Worksite Supervisors will serve as the primary point of contact for the program.
    • Internship Worksite Supervisors will make final candidate selections, schedule student interviews, hire student interns, and confirm internship placements.
    • Internship Worksite Supervisors will conduct an Orientation for all intern hires.
    • Internship Worksite Supervisors support the Student Intern’s learning and provide feedback on what they are doing well and where they need to improve.
    • Internship Worksite Supervisors will communicate as needed with the assigned BCPS Internship Instructional Supervisor via email, phone, text, or online video conferencing throughout the internship experience.

  • Contact Us

    Maria Formoso

    Director

    Career, Technical, Adult & Community Education

    (754) 321-8400

    Christie McGowen 

    Curriculum Supervisor

    Career, Technical, Adult & Community Education

    (754) 321-8400