Senior Internship Program

The culmination of a BT student’s High School experience is the senior internship. Students volunteer at the company or organization of their choice, offering them real-life experience in professions and careers of interest to them. The internships, which are unpaid, are a requirement for graduation.

The goal of the program is to facilitate internships that bring benefits to our students as well as their employers. Internships provide a shadowing experience to Beth Tfiloh seniors, giving them the opportunity to observe and network with professionals, explore career choices, clarify possible career goals and college interests, and practice functioning within a work environment.
Internship selection begins in the fall, with students contacting mentors during the months of December and January to schedule meetings. Mentors and students have the opportunity to meet, discuss the goals and expectations of the internship together, and make a final decision as to the merits of the internship for each. The internship normally comprises a 3-4 week period in the spring of senior year.

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the work setting while on the job. They are required to maintain a journal in which they address topics provided for them in a formal assignment. By asking directed questions, it is the school's hope that students will learn more about their work and the employer's profession.

INTERNSHIP OBJECTIVES:
  • Provide a shadowing experience for Seniors
  • Observe professionals in their daily workplace routine
  • Explore potential college majors and courses of study
  • Investigate possible career choices
  • Develop effective interpersonal skills
  • Develop professional skills, such as punctuality, reliability and accuracy
  • Develop professional relationships with adults in the greater community
  • Begin to make the transition from high school to college

PARTICIPATING PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESS include:
  • Law and politics
  • Medicine, both clinical and research
  • Engineering
  • Communications, marketing and public relations
  • Education
  • Music, art
  • Retail
  • Journalism
  • Computer programming
  • Nonprofits
  • Jewish communal professionals

Student Testimonials

"I enjoyed this internship, and feel like it give me a broader understanding of the types of employment opportunities for engineeers. I felt that my time was spent wisely, and would recommend it to a student interested in engineering next year." -- Andrew F.

"I learned a lot about journalism, mass communication and editing. I think this definitely helped prepare me for the real world and also helped me to narrow my selection of career choices. Also, I feel like I've gain a huge advantage by being able to put this job on my resume. This internship was better than what I expected - I actually was contributing to the magazine. Thank you for hleping me get this wonderful internship." -- Nicole A.

"... this internship taught me how important it is to enjoy what you do. ... I will leave this experience with a strong understanding of new art techniques, how to use a kiln and how to control a classroom of kids." -- Kayla K.

"This internship was perfect for me, because I truly learned a lot about the inter workings of medicine. I found the surgery that I was able to observe absolutely fascinating. I would definitely recommend this internship to anyone interested in the medical profession." -- Jordan K.

"The internship was incredible. It provided a great insight into the political world and the legislative process. I would without a doubt recommend the same or a similar internship to anyone interested in possible going into politics." -- Philip T.
"Ian is bright, inquisitive and respectful. He warmed to the team effort of taking care of patients and was able to make insightful observations and frame meaningful questions. It was a pleasure to have him on my service." 
-- Dr. Neri Cohen, Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, GBMC

"Jennifer and Morgan were fine examples of your students. It was a pleasure to have them here with us. They were very attentive and cooperative and seemed to value the experience. Our experience with them has done a great deal to encourage Elite's continued participation in the internship program."
-- George Meyer, Elite Spice

"Julie is always eager to hep with any task or project, and shows great enthusiasm for the job. She goes above and beyond -- a quality we highly value a GL. Julie we be staying on as a summer intern after her senior project is complete!"
-- Jessica D'Argenio Waller, Girl's Life Magazine

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BETH TFILOH Dahan Community School
Roz & Marvin H. Weiner Family Campus | 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 | 410-486-1905 | mail@bethtfiloh.com