What are LINK Internships?
Animas High School's LINK Internship is a 3-week long internship program that all students of the Junior class are required to participate in.
"The Leading Internships for New Knowledge (LINK) program is an integral piece of the Animas High School curriculum 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 the LINK Internship 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 the AHS School Calendar.
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"
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