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The Education Cooperative's Internship Program is a selective career experience placement program. Through the years we have developed outstanding relationships with highly sought after businesses, organizations and public sector employers. As an intern, you represent not only TEC, but also opportunities for future internship placements. Your success is our success and, as such, we look for respectful individuals and motivated students with a passion to learn.
Learn What You Love
Participating in an internship is one of the best ways for students in high school and college to try on a career and gain work experience. Students must have completed two years of high school to participate. An internship can either confirm a career interest or lead a student in a new direction. Internships are the first step in building a resume, networking and providing students with confidence and life skills.
Internships help to give you answers
Internships are a valuable experience and a privilege. They provide an education you rarely get in a classroom as well as help you identify new strengths and areas in which to improve.
Students will benefit by...
- Interning in a job related to a potential major
- Clarifying career goals
- Gaining experience for a resume
- Making potential contacts for a future job search
- Planning academics
- Learning professional behavior
This opportunity allows students to visualize their futures and provides each intern with the possibility to discover likes and dislikes. Remember that internships are a chance to demonstrate success to future employers but that they don't etch your career in stone. Internships are a test-drive and are what you make of them. In the end, you will come away with a tremendous learning experience - not just another line on your resume.
So How Does it Work?
Summer Signature Internship Program
Academic Year Intership Program
Internships are unpaid.
Students may receive credit for their participation from their individual school.
A certificate of completion and a letter stating the student's participation are sent to each student's counselor/advisor once all requirements of the internship are fulfilled.
Letters of recommendation may also be provided to each intern.
TEC also offers Extended and Post Secondary Internships.
How old must you be to participate in an internship?
Students who have finished two years of high school are eligible to apply.
To begin the application process, we encourage all students to register online.
Payment can be completed using PayPal, Credit Card or Check.
Summer applications are due by May 1.
A paper application can be downloaded by clicking here.
Where will I intern?
Placement is determined by career of interest, geographical parameters, transportation and availability.
Is there a different process for college students?
The application process for college students is the same; however, college students should check with their advisor for their school's requirements for potential credit. College students should apply early.
Please see our FAQs for further details about the placement process.
TYPES OF INTERNSHIPS - not all internships available are listed here
[Due to professional confidentiality, we do not post names of placements on this website].
Academic Year 60-hour:
Applications are due 8-10 weeks before the desired start date.
Applications are due by May 1st for summer placement!
* A $75 late fee is required for all summer internship applications postmarked after May 1.
With both the Academic Year and Summer Internship program, the program fee includes a non-refundable $150 processing fee. No refunds will be issued once a placement has been secured. The information regarding our refund policy is further explained under the FAQs section of this site.
$900 for students who attend school in TEC member districts.
$1200 for those whose schools are in Non-TEC member districts*.
$2600 for all students who have already graduated from High School
If a student lives in a TEC member community but attends school in a Non-Member town or attends any private school, that student must pay the Non-Member fee.
The program fee covers:
- Individual interviews
- Administrative costs of internship development
- Placement, supervision and evaluation
- Career focus workshops
- Recognition Ceremony
We do our utmost to find a custom placement in one of the student's chosen fields. Students must interview with and be accepted by the TEC Coordinator and the Sponsor.
Summer applications should be received at TEC by May 1. If a student wishes to apply for a summer internship after that date, he/she should call the TEC Office and speak to a member of the career services department first.
For any further questions
Please contact Sherri Sigel, College and Career Services Program Coordinator.
Office: 781-326-2473 x122