Student Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

  • Internships and volunteering during high school is an excellent way to earn work experience and job skills that will help you succeed in college and in your future career. While these opportunities typically involve no payment, the skills and experience you gain may end up being worth more than what you make working at a part-time job.

    Internships and volunteering may seem similar since you are essentially doing work for a company with no pay, however, there is a difference between the two.

    Internships provide more training and mentorship, they guarantee a certain amount of experience in the field you’re working in and they give you a better understanding of what it’s like to work in the field of your choice.

    Volunteering can also provide some of these benefits but in a less structured manner. Volunteering also focuses more on community needs rather than career experience and development.