Because of the flexibility inherent in home schooling, an internship can be a wise and practical option for many home schoolers to gain school credits, work experience, define a career path, and the opportunity to train in a particular profession or skill set. Internships can pave the way to job opportunities or college preparedness.

Things to Consider:

  • Realize that most internships begin between the ages of 15 and 21.
  • Determine your child’s area of interest.
  • Search for local internship opportunities.
    (If an internship is not advertised, be willing to ask a professional in the area of interest if they are willing to take on an intern.)
  • Be prepared to fulfill a designated commitment.
  • Know that there are paid and unpaid internships.

Internship openings

Whether you are pursuing a college degree or starting a career, an internship is a great opportunity to get some real-life experience and practical education. With mix-and-match Web Development, Programming, and Entrepreneurship tracks, Software Builders Cotton Systems, Inc.‘s Internship Program may be exactly what you need. As an added bonus, SBCSI has partnered with CollegePlus! this year to provide internships to students working on degrees using their innovative program; be sure to ask about special offers and discounts if you’re considering CollegePlus!

Beginning in mid-June, two Summer/Fall internships are available in Lubbock,Texas. They include housing and a stipend and are led by Peter Lambert, a 1995 home school graduate. Don’t miss this chance to kick-start your career! (For more on education and career, see College is Power? by Peter Lambert)