The internship gives teachers the practical knowledge and application to communicate career pathways and workforce skills to students.
A typical summer internship is three weeks, 40 hours per week. Prior to starting the internship, Kenan Fellows and their mentors will arrange a time to discuss logistics such as security, parking and any regulations specific to the mentor’s facility.
During the internship, Fellows and mentors identify connections between the workplace and the classroom; and collaborate on ways to incorporate career relevance in classroom content.
Each fellowship is unique and develops depending on the needs and desires of the mentor and the Fellow. Fellows maintain contact with their mentor during the school year by inviting them to their classroom or in some cases planning field trips to mentor facilities.