Internship Program

  • The Center for Career Discovery provides students with customized career-related activities and work-based learning experiences to support career exploration and future goals. 

    Why Internships?

    • Get real-life work experience. 
    • Learn skills for a future career.
    • Work with local businesses.
    • Network with professionals.
    • Earn credit on your high school transcript.

    Internship options

    • Micro-Internships: 30-hour NON-PAID, one-semester course (.25 credit).
    • Traditional Internship: 60-hour NON-PAID, one-semester course (.50 credit).

    Internship information

    • Students can earn a letter grade (A = 4.0) or take the course Pass/No credit.
    • The Internship is included on high school transcripts and is classified by one of the seven endorsement areas determined by the Illinois State Board of Education.
    • Student participation is monitored by Center for Career Discovery staff.

    Internship Requirements

    • Have taken career pathway coursework in the area of interest
    • Be 16 years old by the start of the semester of the internship
    • Be a Junior or Senior (or will be a Junior/Senior in the fall for a summer internship)
    • Regularly check school issued @stu.d214 email

    * Students should consider their schedule and commitments to school activities/ athletics prior to applying.  Internships are offered during the Fall, Spring and Summer, and students should apply for an internship experience in the semester(s) in which they will be able to fulfill the time commitment. 

    It is strongly recommended that students meet with their School Counselor and/or Student Success coach to discuss career goals.  

    Application Deadlines

    • Summer Internship: February 28th
    • Fall Internship: April 30th
    • Spring Internship: October 31st

    After the application deadline, interviews will be scheduled and take place at school. Due to the customization and individualization involved with securing each Internship placement, acceptance into the program does not guarantee placement.

    Apply here

    District 214 seeks hosts for internships!

    District 214's Center for Career Discovery is looking for community and business partners to host high school students for internships. This is a great opportunity for businesses to recruit and develop a future pipeline of employees. To learn more about how you can get involved, click here or call Kathy Gannon, D214 Partnership Manager at 847-718-7483.

Summer Intern Carson Koclanis


  • Barb Kain
    Director for Career Discovery | 847-718-7682

Internship Roadmap Checklist

  • Click here to download the Internship Roadmap Checklist