JSHS Internship Profile - Katie Riddle

JSHS Internship Profile - Katie Riddle
Posted on 04/01/2019
Katie RiddleThe Wyomissing Area Senior High School Internship Program is part of an initiative from the Pennsylvania Department of Education called Pennsylvania Career Readiness. 

The goals of the Internship Program, which has been in development for the last year, are to provide students with the opportunity for career exploration and hands-on field experience before choosing a career or postsecondary area of concentration; give interns exposure to the professional expectations of the “working world”; connect academic applications to practical skills; and meaningfully extend every academic department’s existing curriculum. 

For the 2019 spring session, ten student interns are working with mentors in internal placements throughout the school district.  As teacher and Internship Coordinator Peter Beck explains, "This pilot year will provide valuable data and feedback to enhance the experience for next year’s interns." 

This week’s featured Internship focuses on Junior Katie Riddle who enjoys helping others and is interested in a career in speech/language pathology. She chose to intern in Emily Emerson’s Life Skills and Autistic Support classroom so that she could become comfortable with the students there. 

Click here for the Internship Newsletter.