Should they go to
college? What should they study? An internship can be one way to answer some of these questions. The pay will probably be low, or there may be no pay at all. But the chance to gain experience is huge.
Often, school counselors can give teens helpful information about internships.
Your teen should consider an internship if:
• He has a strong interest (such as a love for animals) and wants to see if he can turn that into a career.
• He learns best by doing and participating. Classroom learning is often teacher-directed. But in an internship, your teen will learn through hands-on projects.
• He wants job experience
beyond baby-sitting or working in a fast food restaurant.
Here are some places your teen could look for an internship:
• Non-profit organizations.
• Animal care facilities. These include zoos, aquariums, farms or even a veterinarian’s office.
• Political offices or campaigns.
• Newspapers, magazines or publishing houses.
• Local, state or federal government offices.
• Tourist attractions. These include museums, parks and
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