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WHAT IS WINTER INTERNSHIP?
Winter Internship is one of the most venerable, exciting, and vibrant programs at The Field School. For the past 40+ years, Field students have spent two weeks each winter not in traditional classrooms but out in “the field” — both here in Washington, DC and around the world. We believe that this program truly embodies our school’s name, and that students’ experiences in different fields give them confidence, help them gain new skills, confront new challenges, and learn about themselves as young people. Winter Internship’s mission statement, adapted from The Field School’s mission statement, is Explore. Learn. Serve. Field students have many opportunities over Winter Internship to explore, learn, and serve to the fullest.
As an integral part of The Field School curriculum, the Winter Internship is an immersion in experiential learning. For two weeks, the entire metropolitan area and beyond is our classroom: museums and music venues, hospitals and senior centers, embassies and congressional offices, colleges and universities, restaurants and soup kitchens. Students may choose internships in a wide variety of areas including the arts, business, community service, education, government, law, and science.
High school students can also audition to work full-time on the high school winter drama production, or join a faculty-sponsored trip. Sixth graders have a special, structured group internship experience.
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CLICK HERE to learn more about Winter Production.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Internship Trips.
GRADE LEVEL TRAINING
Every year within the Winter Internship meeting framework, every grade level has a focused training session. These sessions are a central part of the Winter Internship curriculum, teaching students a variety of skills and exposing them to real world and career-related issues over the course of their internships at Field. Specific grade level trainings are:
Seventh, eighth and ninth grade students are trained in telephone techniques for calling potential host organizations.
Tenth graders are trained in interview skills.
Eleventh graders receive training in resume writing. Each junior student completes a resume as part of his or her Winter Internship follow-up project.
Twelfth graders meet individually with their faculty mentor to explore and discuss a suitable senior-level internship, and to further explore internship and/or career interests.
RECENT INTERNSHIP ORGANIZATIONS