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1 QUEST Gifted Internship Gwinnett County Gifted Program

2 New Horizons Explore career options Explore career options Learn by doing Learn by doing Work with a mentor in the professional, Work with a mentor in the professional, political, or business world political, or business world

3 Examples of QUEST Internship Locations Law office Law office Hospital Hospital Doctor or vet office Doctor or vet office CDC CDC City hall City hall Interior design office Interior design office Architect’s office Architect’s office Church Church Elementary school Elementary school Middle school Middle school Fashion design studio Fashion design studio Advertising firm Advertising firm Graphic arts studio Graphic arts studio Georgia legislature Georgia legislature

4 Requirements Must be placed in gifted program Must be placed in gifted program Must complete and return application Must complete and return application Must be 11 th or 12 th grader for next school year Must be 11 th or 12 th grader for next school year Must provide own transportation and insurance Must provide own transportation and insurance Must complete BHS parking class and any other BHS requirements Must complete BHS parking class and any other BHS requirements

5 How does it work? Complete 75 hours of internship per semester, but you and your mentor work out the schedule. Complete 75 hours of internship per semester, but you and your mentor work out the schedule. Leave school 7 th period every day. Leave school 7 th period every day. Schedule 5 hours per week. Schedule 5 hours per week. Example: You might attend your internship twice a week for 2.5 hours instead of going every day, or go for 5 hours on Saturday. Example: You might attend your internship twice a week for 2.5 hours instead of going every day, or go for 5 hours on Saturday.

6 Side Benefits Leave school seventh period every day. Leave school seventh period every day. Get a parking spot, even juniors. Get a parking spot, even juniors.

7 How do I find a mentor? Quest placement supervisors find a mentor for you. Quest placement supervisors find a mentor for you. If you have a contact in your field of interest, the placement supervisors will help you set up your internship with your contact. Mentors must be screened and approved by the school district. If you have a contact in your field of interest, the placement supervisors will help you set up your internship with your contact. Mentors must be screened and approved by the school district.

8 How do I get in the class? First Come, First serve. First Come, First serve. Pick up an application from A102. Pick up an application from A102. Any 11 th -12 th grade gifted student who completes and returns an application will be accepted until the class is full. Any 11 th -12 th grade gifted student who completes and returns an application will be accepted until the class is full.

9 Applications Available in wall file next to door of A102 Available in wall file next to door of A102 See Mrs. Collins in A102 for more information See Mrs. Collins in A102 for more information Submit applications by Feb. 22 to A102. Submit applications by Feb. 22 to A102.

10 Acceptance If you are among the first 30 students to turn in your completed application and you meet all the other criteria, you will be accepted as an intern.

11 INTERVIEWS will be scheduled in April with the school district’s internship placement supervisors for all students who registered for the QUEST internship program.


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