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Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund Career Preparation:
Internship Component

High School Internships

Purpose: Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund (HDSF) high school internships are intended to expose our students to a professional business environment.

The internship requires a modest commitment of time and resources on the part of the internship provider. Your commitment will provide an HDSF student with valuable work experience that will prepare him or her for life beyond high school. We suggest the following guidelines:

bulletDuration of Employment: four, six or eight week terms to be decided by the internship provider.
bulletWork Schedule: may include two, three or four days per week, three hours each day, for example.
bulletHours: Students could arrive at a metro accessible workplace by 2:30pm during the weekday.
bulletRate of Pay: We suggest $8.00 per hour. The DC minimum wage is $7.55 per hour.
bulletExample #1: A six week internship of four days per week would only cost $576.
bulletExample #2: An eight week internship of four days per week would only cost $768.

You will be provided an HDSF staff member who will serve as a liaison between your company and HDSF. The HDSF staff member will be available to discuss the student's performance within the workplace, and will communicate with the student's supervisor on a regular basis.

College Internships

Purpose: HDSF College Internships help provide our alumni students with vital career and professional experience before they graduate college and enter the workforce as full-time employees. An HDSF staff member will work with internship providers to help place college students in internships that compliment their respective majors or career goals. We suggest the following possibilities:

Summer Internships:

bulletDuration of employment: eight to ten weeks, from late May to mid-August.
bulletWork schedule: Full or part-time.

Winter/ Holiday Break Internships:

bulletDuration of employment: Three to four weeks typically from mid-December to mid-January.
bulletWork schedule: Full or part time.

Internships for students attending a college or university in the local metropolitan area:

bulletDuration of employment: Three to four months - roughly the equivalent of one college semester.
bulletTypical Fall Semester: Late August to mid-December.
bulletTypical Spring Semester: Mid January to late May.
bulletWork schedule: 20-25 hours per week. Hours may vary depending on the student's class schedule.

You will be provided an HDSF staff member who will serve as a liaison between your company and HDSF. The HDSF staff member will be available to discuss the student's performance within the workplace, and will communicate with the student's supervisor on a regular basis.

Next Step: If you are interested or would like additional information please contact Emily Coccia, Alumni Coordinator, at
ecoccia@hoopdreams.org or 202.289.6162.

 
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