The model for the AIC Hybrid Intern Program will request area businesses to provide scholarships for students who in turn would engage in meaningful internships with these businesses for up to 20 hours a week throughout the school year.
The PROGRAM offers selected students the chance to attend college tuition-free and to have a four year internship with a local partnering employer featuring progressively more responsibility each year. Students receive a high-quality undergraduate education while also learning real world work skills and gaining tangible experience growing with a local organization. Having been developed by their host employer, at the employer’s place of business, and according to the employer’s culture, values, and standards, students gain a unique advantage in competition for choice job placements.
We started with a basic premise. If you were going to have an intern who could eventually grow into a future employee, what skills and qualities would you want that person to have? Then we asked employers to partner with us to develop a group of work ready professionals, in a transformative experience taking four years. The result was the basic framework:
Basic Framework—Program Goals and Objectives for Each Student:
What do students need to master to be successful in the real world?
Participating students are awarded a badge upon mastery, or levels of mastery that becomes a part of the Co-Curricular Transcript.
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