As part of a career-focused educational experience, Miami-Dade County Public Schools NAF academy students and students enrolled in select Career & Technical Education programs take part in an ongoing series of work-based learning activities, culminating with a compensated internship completed typically during the summer between 11th and 12th grade.

The internship experience gives students a chance to gain real world, hands-on experience, make lasting professional connections, and discover more about their interest and proficiency along a specific career path. Internship experiences are linked to students’ future career goals in order to make learning more engaging and relevant. The business partners who hire these students as interns benefit from the efforts of enthusiastic, prepared, and highly conscientious workers and get the chance to train and recruit future employees.