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Internships at HSE Schools

Thank you for your interest in partnering with HSE Schools to provide an internship opportunity for our students. Our internship program provides high school seniors the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom in a real-world environment. Through this experience, students learn more about a particular career or industry and gain vital workplace skills that give them a head start for their career.

 

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Highlighted Experiences

What does an internship look like? Learn more about specific internships with the organizations below.

St. Vincent – Fishers 

Participating Organizations

Thank you to all the organizations that have hosted an internship in the past. The experiences they have provided for our students are invaluable. We look forward to working with them more in the future. A big thank you to the organizations that have hosted an intern multiple times.

Hosted 3 or more times

  • Buckingham and Associates
  • City of Fishers
  • Ed Martin Nissan
  • Ed Martin Toyota
  • Firestone Building Products
  • Fishers Pediatric Dentistry
  • Fishers Veterinary Hospital
  • Fishers YMCA
  • Goddard School
  • Indiana Parkinson Foundation
  • Indy Wish Fund

 

  • Jefferson Awards Foundation
  • Northridge Retirement Community
  • Prairie Lakes Health Care
  • Sharp Printing
  • SMC Corporation
  • State Farm Insurance - Beau Bradle
  • State of Grace Boutique
  • Vermeer Midwest
  • Walmart Market
  • Young Life Church
Hosted 2 or more times
  • Abby Adams Boutique
  • DeFur Voran Law Offices
  • Finch Creek Fieldhouse
  • Dottie Couture
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Aspire
  • Athletico
  • Fishers Dental Care
  • Beverly's Pet Resort
  • Carpenter Realtors
  • Central Indiana Orthopedics
  • Christian Brothers Automotive
  • Fishers Police Department
  • Geist Orthodontics
  • Clarke Solutions/ Aquire Automation
  • Fishers Sports Academy
  • Clearvista
  • Comfort Keepers
  • Conner Prairie
  • Cyberoyals
  • Community Hospital
  • Aspen Creek
  • Blaze Pizza
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Hot Box Pizza
  • IoT Lab
  • J.C. Hart
  • K-12 Tech
  • Kiddie Academy Day Care
  • Kroger
  • KSM
  • Launch Fishers
     
  • Little Explorers
  • Media Fuel
  • Prevail
  • Purposeful Living
  • Reynolds Farm Equipment
  • Riverview Hospital
  • SPAVIA
  • St. Vincent Hospital
  • State Farm Insurance - Amy Henry
  • Studio 116th Fashion and Photography
  • Team Rehab
  • Three Kings Athletics
  • Tom Wood Aviation
  • VCA Animal Hospital

Hosting an Intern

What does it take to host an intern? Here is a list of the most common questions we receive from organizations.

What time of year and hours are the interns available?
Internships align with the school calendar and generally last from mid-August to mid-May. We prefer the experience to last the entire school year, but we can an adjust an internship to last a semester if that works best for your organization. Interns are typically place in May to begin in August.

A typical intern is available to work for ten hours per work. This time is flexible from week to week if needed, but we encourage a consistent schedule through the duration of the internship.

How are students selected for an internship?
After expressing interest in an internship with their guidance counselor, the students will meet with their internship coordinator to discuss their career interests and passions. From there, our internship coordinators work with the student and organizations to ensure students are assigned to an internship and organization they are interested in pursing as a career.

At this point, organizations can determine how involved they would like to be in the selection process. Some choose to be hands-off, while others choose to have the student that is assigned complete the normal hiring process from application to interview. This process will be determined during the onboarding process for the organization.

What industries or roles are appropriate for an intern?
Short answer….we are happy to consider any and all potential placements for our interns. If the internship coordinator considers a placement to be a safe and meaningful learning experience, we will be happy to place a student who is interested in pursing that placement as a career.

My organization has a college intern program. Why should I consider high school students?
Time and time again our organizations tell us that they are amazed at the skillset and experience our students bring to the job, often sharing with us that they prefer our high school interns over the college interns they employ. With our internship coordinators at your side, there is an extra layer of accountability for the intern as well as an assurance the intern is truly interested in learning more about the career experience you offer. Furthermore, college internships typically take place during the summer. Our high school interns fill in the gap to continue the work of the college intern or begin the work to hand off for the summer.

Are we required to pay the interns?
While there are some unique situations that require a student to be paid, the vast majority of our interns do not have that requirement. We ensure our students are aware that payment is not a guarantee and placement is based upon best fit to their potential career path. We are more focused on the experience and the class credit the student receives for the the internship.

Some organizations ask their intern to work more than ten hours per week or outside of the academic school year. If the intern agrees to this increased workload, we ask organizations to provide some sort of compensation for this extra responsibility.

My organization deals with sensitive client information. Can I trust a high school student to handle that information professionally?
We expect our students to be held to the standards as a full-time employee for your organization. Any expectations around confidentiality or other professional expectations should be part of the onboarding process for the intern.

Most of my organization works from home. Can the intern work remotely?Even before the pandemic, we had some of our interns working for organizations remotely with weekly in-person or video check-ins. Clearly, the pandemic has changed the way many organizations get their work done, and we expect an increase in the number remote working opportunities for our students. As future members of the workforce, we appreciate the opportunity for our interns to learn about working in all types of environments.

Are the students covered by any insurance policies?
Our interns are covered by the school district’s liability policy. Our internship coordinators are able to share proof of this insurance if it is needed for your organization.

Any other questions?
Our team is excited to talk further with your organization about hosting a student intern. Fill out this form and someone will be in touch with you soon.
 

Hamilton Southeastern Schools

  • Central Office
  • 13485 Cumberland Road, Fishers, IN 46038
  • Office Hours: M - F 7:30am - 4:30pm 
  • (317) 594-4100  (800) 905-6665
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Our Mission

Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides educational opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.