- adapted from The Big Picture Mentor Guide, 2004
Internships generally start after the student has had a shadow day at the site, which allows both the mentor and student to make sure that the situation appears to be a good fit. If mentor and student both want to move forward, we ask both to commit to an eight week internship. Internships generally run from about 9am to 2pm on Tuesday and Thursday, but we can certainly be flexible with time to accommodate a mentor's schedule.
After eight weeks the intern, mentor, and the intern's advisor meet to decide whether to conclude or continue the internship. Some interns and mentors have gotten along so wonderfully that the internship has lasted multiple school years!