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Career Internship Program




What is Career Internship? Ever wished you could try out a professional career before spending the time and money needed to get there? The Career Internship program may be for you. This one credit course, allows DMCI’s students to explore a professional career of their choice during their graduating year.






The program will see students matched with a mentor and must complete a 30-hour practicum. The school component requires students to experience a 2-3 week introductory program which includes: orientation to the program, interview skills, time management, a skills portfolio and professional protocol. At the end of the mentorship term, the students will return to school for a debriefing session and assess their experiences as well as complete and present their employability skills portfolio.


This program offers the creation of the portfolio throughout the project and provides staff support on and off the site. It will demonstrate the importance of skill development, the relevance of school and various subjects, life long learning and the opportunity to explore potential career interests.


By spending time on a regular basis in a career environment, students are given the opportunity to gain a greater insight before facing important decisions regarding enrollment in a university or post-secondary institution.


Criteria needed to apply:  Grade 12 graduating student, minimum of 80%, completed application form, participation in a selection interview.


Manitoba Mentors (MM) supports career development and internship in the schools by coordinating events to provide career awareness opportunities for students.


Students can participate in industry tours and presentations.  Informational Interviews are for students in Grade 11 and 12 who wish to conduct an interview with a person in a profession of interest to them. Students need to see the MM School Champion (Career Internship Coordinator) for an application.



This program is designed to allow Grade 11 and Grade 12 students to explore careers dealing with professions, occupations and trades in business and industry (e.g. retail, banking, warehouse, administrative assistant, computer technology, auto mechanic, etc.). Students have the opportunity to investigate the area of their choice (based on interests and career plans), through direct exposure to a related work environment. Students will participate in in-class career exploration and preparation activities as well as out of school work related experiences.


Classroom activities include job search techniques such as: self-assessment, identification of interests, interest inventories, skills, abilities and values; interviews; application forms; resume preparation and cover letters. Students will be involved in career research using resources such as computer-based programs. These programs are of value to any students who are interested in investigating specific career areas before making a career decision.


In out of school experiences, students will perform job related tasks under the direction of a supervisor at the work site. The supervisor will consider the skills, talents and work ethic of the student in assigning the tasks. Please note, this is not a job training program and the student does not receive any pay for the work station involvement.


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