Professional Career Internship is a course offered to senior students interested in specific careers that require additional degrees or certification following high school. The emphasis of this experience is on applying skills developed through instruction and learning new competencies at the internship site. The internship is tailored to the unique needs and interests of the student. Internship sites are carefully selected to provide quality compatible experiences with the intern’s college and career goals. This course is recommended for high school seniors that meet graduation and grade point average requirements, and desire an experiential course in their chosen career. Students looking to enhance college and career applications may benefit from the opportunities provided by taking Professional Career Internship. Interns in this program may leave CPHS during the school day to go to the internship site, depending on their coursework or intern schedule. Students may also opt to attend school all day and still participate in Professional Career Internship. CPHS guidance counselors and Professional Career Internship Coordinator(s) will work with students, on an individual basis, to set-up their course schedule. Students will receive one high school credit for each semester they participate in the Professional Career Internship. Interested students should register for Professional Career Internship when building their 12th grade course schedules. Students will then complete the application packet required for admission into the program. Once students are accepted to the program, they will work with the Professional Career Internship Coordinator(s) to secure internships during their 12th grade year.