Cohort 3

2021-22 Program Year


  • Recruiting and applications for Cohort 3 are now closed.

  • Orientation materials for Cohort 3 districts, employers and students can be accessed here:

Program Structure - 2021-22 Cohort

Junior Year

    • Students and guardians will attend virtual and in-person information sessions during fall 2020. Students and guardians can also obtain information on the program by reaching out to their school counselor or directly to Jan Benitez, Intern Omaha Internship Coordinator, at

    • Students will apply to as many opportunities as they wish from December 2020 through January 2021 via our application portal. Applications are now closed.

    • Interviews will occur virtually and/or in-person (employer/student preferences determining) throughout February 2021. Employers will contact students directly to invite them for an interview.

    • Intern selections will be made by businesses by March 2021.

    • Separate orientation sessions for districts, employers and students/guardians will take place during April and May 2021.

Summer Between Junior and Senior Year

    • Students will begin their paid internships in June 2021.

        • They will work 20-40 hours a week during the summer.

        • A dedicated Internship Coach will be provided to each student/employer. Each trimester of the program (summer, fall and spring) this Coach will conduct/facilitate the following: a site visit, a career coaching session and a performance evaluation (to be completed by the student's onsite supervisor).

    • Throughout summer 2021, students will also attend/complete a 45-hour human relations/workplace skills course (Metropolitan Community College's WORK 1400 curriculum).

        • This course will take place in students' home district facilities.

        • Students will receive dual-enrollment credit (at no cost) from their home district and Metropolitan Community College for this course. This credit can be transferred to many in-state (Nebraska) institutions.

        • Among other things, students will learn soft skills and workplace ethics and expectations in this course.

Senior Year

    • During at least one semester, students will be enrolled in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course in the pathway related to their internship.

        • Through our partnership with Metropolitan Community College, students can sample from Metro's College NOW offerings to supplement their high school's CTE offerings and satisfy this program requirement.

    • During the opposite semester, students will take an internship course that will offer elective credit for the completion of program requirements (hours worked, site visit, coaching session, performance evaluation).

    • Students' paid internship will continue.

        • Students will work 10-20 hours a week during the school year.

        • Students and employers will continue to work with their dedicated Internship Coach to complete program requirements (site visits, coaching sessions, performance evaluations).

    • At the conclusion of their time in the program, students and employers will complete an exit evaluation regarding their experience with their Internship Coordinator.

Critical Dates 2021-22.pdf