Aspire Internship Program

A SENIOR PROGRAM FOR INTERNSHIPS, RESEARCH, AND ENRICHMENT

The ASPIRE program at Haldane High School is a culminating experience designed to enrich a student’s high school career. ASPIRE offers students occupational experience and knowledge outside of the classroom. The four to seven-week program provides seniors with a hands-on learning opportunity to gain experience in a career of their choice. With the help of the ASPIRE coordinators, Haldane students find internships that are suited to their interests.

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Seideman, Coordinator
Haldane High School
15 Craigside Dr
Cold Spring, NY 10516

mseideman@haldaneschool.org
(914) 269-8514 (after 2:15)

HOW DOES AN ASPIRE INTERNSHIP WORK?

Seniors who participate in the ASPIRE Internship Program benefit from career exploration through the following steps and deliverables:

  • Identify career areas of interest
  • Meet with internship coordinators at Haldane for guidance and instruction
  • Work closely with site supervisors at internship location
  • Complete a minimum of 20 hours of onsite interning per week
  • Maintain journals of their experiences
  • Participate in progress checks and evaluation by site supervisor and coordinator
  • Prepare a final presentation

HOW DOES ASPIRE BENEFIT HALDANE SENIORS?

  • Explore a career in an area of interest
  • Gain an understanding of the importance of work ethics, timeliness, and good study habits
  • Have opportunities to improve their teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Become better prepared to make career choices
  • Experience the working world and prepare for successful careers
  • Become more motivated, goal oriented, and committed to school
  • Experience the non-monetary value of a rewarding, well-suited career

HOW DOES ASPIRE BENEFIT LOCAL BUSINESSES?

  • Contribute to the development of tomorrow’s leaders, employees, and consumers
  • Enrich their community involvement programs
  • Enhance their company image as a caring business neighbor
  • Receive a dedicated, unpaid employee held to a high standard of responsibilities and deliverables

WHAT INTERNSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH ASPIRE?

Haldane’s ASPIRE coordinators work with area businesses to provide a wide array of career experiences for Haldane seniors. In recent years, internships fields included:

  • Accounting
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Communications
  • Law Enforcement
  • Computer Programming
  • Mechanics
  • General Contracting & Construction
  • Medicine
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering
  • Photography
  • Graphic Arts
  • Physical Therapy
  • Scientific Research
  • Social Work
  • Interior Design
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Investments
  • Web Page Design

Internship Forms

Preparation

Weekly Check-ins

Final Evaluations

  • Employer Final Evaluation Form
  • Final Student Evaluation Form