Internships for High School Students
The Tech Apprentice program has a seven-year track record of placing Boston Public Schools students into seven-week, paid internships at local companies. Students in the tech apprentice program have gone on to pursue IT-related degrees at an astonishing rate (3 out of every 4 students).
Interns are placed with local companies spanning industries like financial services, healthcare, non-profit, higher education, media and information technology. Apple, BlueCross/Blue Shield, Boston College, UMass Boston, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Molecular and Xerox are just a few of the employers who continue to partner with this program, helping it reach 125 placements annually.
The Tech Apprentice program has enjoyed broad success, in part, due to an innovative partnership of BATEC, TechBoston (a division of the Boston Public School System), and the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC).
If you have computer proficiency classes in your high school system, and staff resources interested in helping students explore academic and career pathway options, this is a proven and wildly successful model that you should learn more about.
Guidelines and instruction for student recruitment, student qualification, employer recruitment, student placement and tracking outcomes are documented in the Tech Apprentice guide. A digital copy of the guide is available for download in the resources section of this webpage.
BATEC Outreach Coordinator