Information for Students

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for Class of 2021 Juniors can be found here. Click here to find one.

Class of 2020 seniors who have not signed up for their Senior Presentation should do so immediately.
Click here to sign up.

Class of 2020 Seniors:

PowerPoint with information regarding your internship. This is the same PowerPoint shown to you during the AOIT 2020 Cohort meeting with Ms. Robinson: Class of 2020 EOY Meeting

Here is a breakdown of what you need to have for your portfolio for both Academic and Honors students, including all else from the booklet:
  • Site Visits should already be completed. If you did not organize a site visit with Ms. Robinson and you’ve completed your internship already, that portion of your grade will be put in as a zero. No late credit will be given for this. If you are still completing hours for your internship, talk to Ms. Robinson and organize one. You, the student, are responsible for working out a time and date to do a visit.
  • If you have not turned in pages 9-11 from your booklet, it will be counted late if you turn it in with your portfolio. Pages 9-11 were due before you started your internship
  • A student evaluation – pages 17-19 in booklet: YOU, the intern, evaluate what you liked/disliked, learned, and your overall experience with the internship
  • A supervisor evaluation – pages 20-21 in booklet: your supervisor evaluates the work that you have done for your internship as of December 20th
  • There is a RUBRIC on the very last page of your booklet with what paperwork you need for your portfolio and what you should discuss in your senior presentation. You DO NOT need an internship application document in your portfolio. You NEED to have a minimum of 7 slides for your presentation. You need to print it out and put it in your portfolio with your blogs. Ms. Robinson will give you more information when you get closer to your presentation date
  • Your Thank You Note to your supervisor/mentor should be handwritten. Take a picture of the handwritten note and print it. Put the PRINTED copy of the thank you note in the portfolio, and mail the actual note to your supervisor. Ms. Robinson is not responsible for mailing your thank you notes.
  • Start and End dates for your internship are on page 10 of your packet. Ms. Robinson should have this page. If you need to change  something, send her a remind or visit her office.

Everyone is required to do the blogs and include a printed copy of them in your portfolio. There are instructions for creating a blog digitally on page 14 of your booklets. You must have a digital copy. When you finish your blogs, copy paste them to a google doc, print them, and put it in your portfolio.


If you signed up for honors credit for your internship, this is what you need to know:

  • CHECK YOUR STUDENT OUTLOOK ACCOUNT!!!!! The email Ms. Robinson sent between the months of June and July. There are 4 assignments for the honors credit. You are only required to do 3.
  • These four assignments are:
    1.  Career Brochure: outlining what it would be like to hold your position at the company you worked with.
    2.  Interview: Three interviews total. One with your supervisor (face to face), one with somebody in your same work place that you interned with, and a final one with someone that does NOT work with you. This person can be in the same field you interned in or a different field you might be interested in,
    3. Policy Manual: An analysis of the policy manual that your supervisor should give you. There are questions that you need to answer in complete sentences on the file Ms. Robinson emailed all honors students with.
    4. Organizational Chart:  Design a chart that portrays the leadership/member hierarchy of the site that you Interned at. Just the site you worked at, not the entire company. There is a reflection on teamwork that you will complete along with it.

All of these, no matter which ones you do, should be computer generated/typed and printed out to go into your portfolio. There is more information and RUBRICS attached for these assignments in the email.

For those who have already turned in their portfolios:

If you have already turned in your binder to Ms. Robinson and are missing forms or have questions about your portfolio, email her and come to her office to ask or review what you turned in.

Ms. Robinson will be open to any and all questions you come to her with. Send her a remind with a question or come to her office (room 1217) to ask it in person. 

Pre Internship PowerPoint (Class of 2021):

PreInternship Presentation

Information you need prior to beginning your internship.

Internship Overview

Internships are a requirement for graduation from AOIT. One course credit is earned for completion of an internship. A student’s internship should consist of a significant technology component, but does not necessarily have to be a technology position. Opportunities should be solicited by parents, students, neighbors, AOIT director(Ms. Robinson), the AOIT Advisory Board, or another reliable source. The sole goal of completing an internship is to explore career options and aspirations.
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Student Benefits

The student gains many invaluable skills and experiences from completing an internship. These advantages include: application of talents and information learned from AOIT program; reinforcement of good work and professional habits; the opportunity to earn money in a workplace environment; gaining usable experience to add to a resume; and building contacts and references for future careers outside of the academic world.
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Internship Basics

All internships must meet certain criteria:

A minimum of 135 hours prior to May of 2020 is required.

Internships may be completed as a full- or part-time position during summer months, or could be performed as a part-time endeavor during the school year.

It is required that all interns receive some kind of compensation, whether that is in the form of an hourly wage, a stipend, a laptop, scholarship, or another benefit.

The intern must utilize technology within their internship; this could be a great selling point for companies lacking a strong IT department. At least 50% of the 135 required hours must be related to technology.

Reasonable expectations should be placed upon both the student and the supervisor, and the relationship between these two should be one similar to that of a mentor, in which the student is guided through their work experience.

The student should expect periodic reviews, including a site visit, blog posts, and a formal assessment/evaluation upon the completion of hours.

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Finding an Internship

Finding an internship can be overwhelming, but there are several ways in which to do so.

Tapping into a personal network is the best way to go: ask around in your neighborhood, your parent’s workplace, your friend groups, your clubs, and more. Many opportunities go unnoticed simply because of the lack of people that learn about them. All you have to do is ask!

For internships communicated through the school or the AOIT Advisory Board, check your email and the job board postings on a regular basis. If one catches your eye, respond via email or whatever communications are listed in the post. Following sign up, you will be notified of the interview process.

If you already have a job, you can turn it into your internship. Just make sure you meet the basic requirements listed above, including the technology component. Talk to your supervisor and give Ms. Robinson their contact information. The transition from job to internship should introduce something new for the student.

AOIT program_info for Small Businesses

AOIT program_info for Corporations


Converting Part time to Internship – This document is what you will need to fill out and make sue your employer has before you begin the internship. They will fill it out and you will hand it in with your portfolio at the end of your internship.

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Student Responsibilities: Before the Internship

*All page numbers refer to the Internship Workbook.

Sign and turn in the Student Code of Conduct (pg. 8) and Prerequisites for an Internship (pg. 4).

Ensure that Ms. Robinson has your current email address, and check it regularly.

Write a resume, and submit it to Ms. Robinson for review.

Participate in mock interviews conducted at AHS.

Complete the internship survey.

Attend one senior internship presentation.

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Student Responsibilities: During the Internship

*All page numbers refer to the Internship Workbook.

Students must be available for the entire internship. Parent support may be required.
(Most scheduling conflicts can be discussed at the interview. Sudden changes should be discussed with a supervisor as soon as they appear.)

Learning objectives of the internship should be met.

The Internship Agreement must be completed (pg. 10).

Students should track their hours. This may be done on page 15.

Interns should maintain an up-to-date blog, detailing their experiences in their internship.

Every internship requires a site visit by Ms. Robinson. Contact her to set one up.

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Student Responsibilities: After the Internship

*All page numbers refer to the Internship Workbook.

The Post-Internship Evaluation should be completed (pgs. 17-19).

The intern’s supervisor needs to complete the Organization Supervisor Intern Evaluation (pg. 20).

A Senior Presentation is the final aspect of the internship. The dates are posted on the Calendar. Contact Ms. Robinson to sign up for a spot.

Transcript letters will be completed in September for the students who have turned in the Internship Agreement.

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