Animas High School's LINK internship program is a required 3 week long program for Juniors.
"The Leading Internships for New Knowledge (LINK) program is an integral piece of the Animas High Schoolcurriculum in Durango, Colorado, as it exemplifies our belief in the value of student-centered, personalized instruction that connects learning to the adult world. LINK takes students beyond the classroom walls in order to clarify personal, college and career goals while teaching invaluable professional skills and life lessons.
With support from theLINKInternship Coordinator, students find internships either locally or further afield that allow them to dive deeply into their individual passions, interests and potential career paths. They are paired with LINK Mentors who generously share their time, energy and expertise. While on their internships, AHS juniors make meaningful contributions to their host businesses and organizations while also completing individual LINK Projects." "Who?: Juniors from AHS paired with mentors who are professionals in their fields
What?: A three-week long internship (30-40 hours a week) that promotes community involvement and connects classroom learning to the outside world, students do not attend classes in order to focus all their attention on the internship
Where?: Businesses and organizations in Durango and beyond
When?: Three weeks in spring, exact dates each year can be found on theAHSSchoolCalendar
Why?:LINK supports students in lifelong skills such as: • thriving in a professional setting • refining college and career goals • application of what they learn in our classrooms • making positive contributions to the community • developing a strong sense of self"
La Plata County Humane Society
The La Plata Humane Society is a non-profit animal shelter dedicated to taking care of animals. The Humane society has been taking care of animals without a home since 1971. They are an open admission shelter meaning they accept any and all animals. My mentor will be Ken Hibbard.