Career Focus Internships

Milford High School & Applied Technology Center affords students multiple opportunities to earn credit outside of the traditional classroom. Information and paperwork regarding these opportunities should be obtained from the Student Services department, as certain grade restrictions may apply. The Career Development Specialist teaches Extended Learning Opportunities under the Director of Career & Technical Education.
Jennifer DiMaria, Career Development Specialist:Ms DiMaria
 
I am the Career Development Specialist here at Milford High School and Applied Technology Center (MHS/ATC). I specialize in career counseling and career exploration/development programming. I have been advising middle and high school students for career and college readiness initiatives for over 15 years. I am the instructor for the MHS/ATC senior internship program known as "Career Focus Internship". I also coordinate career-based ELOs for 11th and 12th grade students who are eligible.  In my spare time I am also an Adjunct Psychology Professor at NCC and MCC. I enjoy bringing a variety of topics, from these areas of practice, whenever creating career exploration programs and events for our students at MHS/ATC.
Courses:
  • Career Focus Internship: The Career Focus Internship provides students with the opportunity to explore career interests by actively participating in a professional work environment. This competency-based program will allow students the opportunity to observe how decision making, problem solving, technology, communication, and teamwork skills are utilized in a professional environment in a specific industry. Seniors will be supervised by the Career Development Specialist and an assigned Workplace Mentor. A commitment to completing work place hours, weekly group internship meetings, weekly attendance forms, journal entries and a Capstone presentation are required. A Pre-Internship Application and Mentor/Mentee Application are also required prior to starting with an Internship sponsor. Internship hours ( a minimum of 65 hours) may need to be completed outside the regular school day. Students may be required to interview with a potential Internship sponsor before being placed in the program.
    Prerequisites: 2.3 GPA or higher and passed all classes in the semester prior to the internship; have passed one course related to the industry of interest; excellent attendance and discipline record; the ability to work independently; reliable transportation; and parent/guardian support and approval
 
  • Career Focus Independent Internship: The Career Focus Independent Internship provides students with the opportunity to explore career interests by actively participating in a professional work environment. The program parallels the Career Focus Internship course, but may start anytime during the calendar year. Juniors and Seniors will be supervised by a Faculty Mentor and an assigned Workplace Mentor. A commitment to completing work place hours, weekly group internship meetings, weekly attendance forms, journal entries and a Capstone presentation are required. A Pre-Internship Application and Mentor/Mentee Application are also required prior to starting with an Internship sponsor. Internship hours (a minimum 65 hours) may need to be completed outside the regular school day. Students may be required to interview with a potential Internship sponsor before being placed in the program.
    Prerequisites: 2.3 GPA or higher and passed all classes taken in the semester prior to the internship; have passed one course related to the industry of interest; excellent attendance and discipline record; the ability to work independently; reliable transportation; and parent/guardian support and approval