The Internship Program is a key component of PUSD’s eight Academies, which are designed to prepare students for success in higher education and the workplace in fields of their choice. The Internship Program is designed to give students opportunities to:
-Apply knowledge and skills from the classroom to the workplace
-Work with mentors on meaningful projects
-Practice their critical-thinking, communication, and problem solving skills
-Develop self-confidence and discipline
-Inspire a career choice
-Add value to the internship hosts’ workplace
"Internships provide realistic, hands- on work experiences for our PUSD students. They return to the classroom more engaged in their studies with a richer understanding of course materials. Internships prepare our students for life after high school and inform their decisions about college and careers." -Dr. Marisa Sarian, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education.