Internship Program

What is the ACLC Internship Program?

Completing the Internship Program is a graduation requirement for all ACLC learners. The purpose of the Internship Program is to expose learners to the working world and career opportunities. During the course of the program, learners will:

  • Research their personal interests and skills
  • Build a resume highlighting those skills and interests
  • Pursue and secure an internship of their choice
  • Report findings and observations during/after the internship

Although it may be easier for older learners to obtain the internship of their choice, learners will have the latitude to meet the requirement anytime between their junior and senior years, summers included.

*The Internship must be approved by the School Counselor prior to starting.  Please remember to pick up an ACLC Internship Packet from the School Counselor prior to starting!

What are the requirements?

  1. 20-hour internship duration (minimum)
  2. Ongoing weekly journal of learner’s experience
  3. Positive feedback from internship provider (supervisor)
  4. Appropriate paperwork compiled and filed
  5. Learner's Closing Report. The closing report, in no less than 500 words, will address:

    • Specific skills used
    • Daily duties
    • A general synopsis of what was learned in the internship
    • One example of an obstacle during the internship
    • A comparison between initial expectations and what the experience was really like

Where have past learners done their internships?

Internship Location Type of Work Done
Alameda Child Musical Theater stage crew
Alameda Marina filing, admin tasks
Alameda Pet Hospital phones, errands, clean, work with animals
Alameda Sun Newspaper office work, writing, editing
Alameda Yoga Station hand out flyers and other tasks
Back to Life Wellness tech support, research, modeling
California Democratic Party phone calls, cleaning up
Changing Gears general duties
Cloudose answer questions, fill orders, customer service
Comet's Skateboards various
House of the Diocese of CA organized convention
DPC Consulting Engineers office assistant
Dr. Barry Parker-Orthodontist sanitize equipment, take photos
Frank Bette Center for the Arts moving furniture, data entry
Franklin Elementary School prep and teach lessons, observe
French Cleaners customer service
Gardening Company - Judy Le gardening, yard care, planting trees, advertising
Gilman Sports Complex leading warmups, supervising campers, teaching Ultimate Frisbee
Love Elementary School teacher's assistant

Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science

Lilliworks office duties
My Little Blue Dolphin teaching children
Paden Elementary School teacher's assistant
Park Street 1609 cleaning
Park Street Business Association office aide
Rock Shop planning shows, teaching kids
Ruby Bridges Elementary School teacher's assistant
Skate One Corporation business tasks
Teodoro E. Eusebio Dentistry dental assisting work
The Asian American Donor Program make swab kits, filing, event planning
TNIS Systems booking, accounting assistant
Toy Safari various store tasks
Trans Pacific National Bank scanning, filing, shredding, moving boxes, organizing
Urban Air Market run booth, data entry
Willow Modeling Agency receptionist, assistant
Zzaa's restaurant/winebar wait on customers, clean up