• NHS: Senior Internship Program


    2024 Internship Timeline

    Company Database :These are companies that have hosted in the past but have not necessarily expressed interest this year.


    2024 Current Opportunity List: These are companies or teachers who have expressed interest in hosting an intern this year. If you hope to intern with a Norwell teacher in a different building, these are the only staff members you should contact. 


    Internship Administrator: Mr. Matthew Marani

    Are you a company interested in hosting an NHS Intern?
    If you are interested in hosting an NHS intern for the Spring of 2024 please continue, but this document will reset each year in an effort to keep this list of opportunities current. Please note that students seek out their own internship opportunity and some students will do so all year long while others may wait until the start of the second semester. Students must have completed this process by the last Wednesday in February, so if you were not approached by a senior by this point in the school year, NHS will not have students to place in your company.
    • We are open to all industries, but this is not a matching program. Students will make contact to pursue their own interests. 


    • You must be able to provide 30 hours per week. Students who take advanced placement courses must return to school for those courses. We subtract five hours per week for each AP course in which the student is enrolled. Students will create a schedule with you for the entire length of the program so you know when to expect them daily/weekly.


    • Student interns begin working at the start of term four (April 1st).   
    • The specific schedule is determined by the host company. Weekends and nights are available as determined by the host company. 
    • You will be referred to as the "company supervisor" and you must contact (email) the "teacher sponsor" once per week as part of the ongoing monitoring process. 
    • Students cannot be paid  


    • Students may not work from home, so a company must provide a designated location for the student to work. 


    • Students cannot report directly to a family member. 
    •  Students will initiate contact to set up a time to discuss the opportunity. They will bring their NHS Internship application to complete with you and be submitted by them to the Norwell High School administrative office by our application deadline of February 28th at 5:00pm. 


    If you are interested in hosting an NHS intern at your place of business, please complete the following google form. 

    Click to Host an Intern





    You must complete both parts of the application before the deadline to be eligible to participate in our internship program. 
    You must be signed into your Norwell Account to access Part II.

    Update Live Links as of 1/3/2023

    Commonly asked Q & A:
    • When is the 2-Part Application due?                       2/28 or 2/29 Deteremined by Pathways Teacher
    • What weeks do the Internship program run?               Starts 4/1/2024 and Ends 5/24/2024
    • How many hours am I required to work?                     30 Hours per week
    • How many hours must I work per day?  Its up to you and your company as long you work 30 hours per week. 
    • What about if I take AP Courses?  Subtract five hours per week for each AP course you take.


    • Do I have to attend class after my AP exam? Yes unless you have had the increase in internship hours as part of the original application.


    • What do I do when school has a half day? You work the agreed upon hours per week and schedule regardless of half days. 
    • Do I have to work over the April vacation? No, interns only work during the weeks that you are required to be in school.
    • Can I work over the April vacation and end a week early? No, you cannot end a week early.


    • Do I reduce my hours during a week that includes a holiday?  No, because you create your own schedule with each job supervisor, you must continue to work the agreed upon hours, satisfying the 30 hours per week responsibility. 


    • Can I miss internship hours to go on a senior trip with my friends or family? No, you must complete 30 hours per week, every week, except April vacation.


    • Can I be paid for working on my internship? No, you cannot be paid for any of the 30 hours per week. 


    • Can I work for my parents' company?  You cannot report directly to your parents as the Company Supervisor.
    • Can I work for my parents' company based out of our house? No, you cannot work out of your house. 
    • Do I have to do a presentation?  Yes, all students must create and provide a final presentation based on the internship scoring rubric and share with their teacher sponsor at least one day prior to their scheduled presentation. Teacher sponsors choose your date and time of your presentation. 
    • What do I do after my presentation? You must finish that week of work, writing prompt, time card, and Company Supervisor Email


    • Can I work at the same company with multiple peers? When three or more students apply to work for the same company, those applications are declined. Those students can appeal that decision, according to the timeline, explaining how the company can effectively manage that volume of students in a productive and learning manner. 


    • What about my friend working with me at a Norwell school?  Though multiple students will be approved to work in a school building, no more than one student will be permitted to be a single classroom teacher. 


    • Do I have to complete a journal?  You must complete a writing prompt provided by your pathways teacher. 


    • How do I record my hours worked? You will record your hours as part of your weekly communication with your Pathways teacher and Company Supervisor.
    • Do I have to write goals for my internship?  Yes, you need a minimum of two goals listed on your application. This will be a question during your presentation. 


    • What happens if I do not complete my hours, journal, or presentation?  You will not be eligible for graduation until you have completed all three components.