Internship ProgramThe monitored internship experience provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to learn firsthand about expressed areas of interest.
The OPTIONS Internship Experience Program matches student skills, abilities, and widely varied interests to one of its many dozens of different job site internships. Student job readiness skills are constantly developed and refined via numerous internship support classes and seminars at OPTIONS, such as:
- Career Exploration
- Critical Thinking and Workplace Ethics
- Customer Service Seminar
- Employment Strategies
- Interview Basics
- Job Social Skills
- Vocational Support
Monitored Student Internships
Students’ progress and performance are regularly assessed by the OPTIONS Vocational Counselors. The counselors also ensure that the community partners feel the relationships are successful. Internship Performance Reviews and other communications allow the OPTIONS team and students to further refine skills according to internship site needs.
To best ensure success, OPTIONS strives to increase each student’s job duties as competency is demonstrated.
The students placed with us have an opportunity to learn about public radio broadcasting with hands-on experience, and WSIU gains valuable help in keeping the stations up and operating and serving our listeners and the public radio community.Lisa Morrisette-Zapp