Launch Internship

High school students get hands-on experience to see if a particular career choice is the right one.

“I look forward to waking up every day, and it’s like, ‘Oh my God, I have work today. Yay!' ...
I never thought that work could actually be fun. Whatever internship it is, do it."

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College


Launch Internship is designed to give students — typically high school juniors and seniors — a first-hand look at a career they’re interested in. Internships can take place over the course of a semester or a summer, and typically last 100 to 120 hours. CareerConnect staff help match students with internships and provide support throughout the experience, including a skills-training class that students take prior to their first day of work. Students may complete more than one internship, either returning to the same workplace or trying a different field.

Launch Internship is offered at these high schools in 2019-20

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I want to apply for an internship. How do I get started?

Great! Please talk to the CareerConnect staff member at your school (ask in the main office if you don’t know who it is) or email us and we’ll talk you through it.

If I participate in the Launch program, will I get paid?

Students participating in the Launch Internship Program can earn fellowship grants or financial incentives based on their internship performance. However, Launch does not offer wages or stipends.

Are there any costs to students who participate in Launch Internship?

No, CareerConnect provides transportation and offers assistance with work clothes.

Where do I get more information if my workplace wants to offer internships?

We’re excited to hear from you! Please stop by our Partners page or send us an email and we’ll get right back to you.