Strengthen your workforce with the talent of the future!
Did you know internships help develop your future workforce and strengthen your connection with the community?! Join ElevateEdAZ in providing 100 internships for high school students this year!
Our Future Workforce Needs YOU
Through the help of our business partners, ElevateEdAZ has already secured 16 internships but with 84 spots remaining, we need your help to reach our 100 internships goal.
Get Connected Today! Complete the Business Partner Engagement Form and our team will contact you!
The following businesses have committed to hosting meaningful internships to prepare local high school seniors for the Greater Phoenix region’s workforce.
Aerospace, Automotive, Business Management and Administration, Construction, Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, IT, Manufacturing, and Marketing
Business Partner Commitment
Provide 120 hours of internship experience for high school students
Internship Dates: January – May 2022 (2nd Semester of High School)
Paid internships are preferred (Estimated cost of $1650 per intern, 120 hours at minimum wage + taxes & insurance)
(August - October)
Students submit internship program application and businesses commit to desired number of internship placements
(November - December)
Matching & Interviews
Students interview with business partner and complete onboarding documents
(January - May)
Students complete a minimum of 120 hours of internship aligned to their CTE program of study
ElevateEdAZ in Action
Why Offer Internships?
- Develop your future workforce
- Garner meaningful contributions from students that positively impact business productivity
- Gain brand recognition and increase loyalty with future customers
- Increase retention rates with workers who have completed internships
Is your business ready to offer internships but unsure of liability expectations? Click the link above to be directed to information regarding student internships, working with minors, and other liability-related considerations.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Does the internship need to be paid?
ElevateEdAZ encourages paid internships to promote equity of experience across students, however, organizations who are unable to provide compensation are still invited to participate. Paid internships mitigate the challenges low-income students face when deciding between a meaningful internship aligned with their studies or a paid after-school job to support their families.
What kind of work can a high school intern do?
Participating 12th graders will have completed at least 2, consecutive Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses in their program of study, giving them a base of industry knowledge.
What type of programs are offered at ElevateEdAZ Partner Schools?
ElevateEdAZ’s priority industries for internships include Aerospace, Automotive, Business Management and Administration, Construction, Engineering, Finance, Health Sciences, IT, Manufacturing, and Marketing. Additional CTE programs not covered in the list above are also available. ElevateEdAZ staff will provide you with a full list of programs matching your business priorities upon connecting with you.
What kind of support will ElevateEdAZ offer?
- Connecting you with the appropriate school programs and personnel to coordinate the internship
- Providing information on student skill levels to inform your internship planning
- Matching current CTE program students with your internship experience
- Preparing students with workplace skills and etiquette
- Understanding liability coverage offered by partner school districts
What would a student’s work schedule look like for an internship?
Work schedules will vary based on employer needs and the student schedule. In most cases, the student will work 7 hours per week over their 18-week semester. Afternoon schedules with hours between 3 – 6 p.m. tend to be most realistic. Internships may be in-person, virtual, or hybrid.
How does onboarding work for interns?
Interns will receive support from ElevateEdAZ College and Career Coaches to ensure work-readiness prior to beginning their placement. Interns will have developed their resumes, gained interview skills, and learned about common workplace expectations. Business partners are encouraged to utilize their regular employee hiring and onboarding processes with students.