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Internships

Each year, Siena high school students undertake a two-week volunteer internship in the Washington DC area. With guidance from Siena teachers, students choose a new internship annually to explore career interests through direct experience. Students have chosen a broad range of internships, including art studios, theaters, veterinary clinics, architectural and law firms, schools, technology and web design vendors, soup kitchens, and other venues that appropriately support a student's interests and development.  Each student completes a project related to his/her internship.
 
Addressing the National Career Development Guidelines, these two-week internships provide students with work-based learning experience, requiring them to apply their personal skills and interests to a professional environment. There are three stages to the internship program: preparation, participation and reflection. In addition to identifying internship opportunities based on personal skills and interests, students learn about professional expectations. These include the practical implications of time management, the importance of attire etc.
 
 
2019 Internship Sites
A Wider Circle Little Folks School
Barrie School ManneqART, INC
Bells Mill Elementary School Martha's Table
Bethesda Elementary School Mclean School
Bethesda Soccer Club Ohr Kodesh Early Childhood Center
Brookside Gardens Profit Athletics
Calleva RLAH Real Estate
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Rockville Nursing Home Inc
Chinese Music Society of Greater Washington Save the Date LLC
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Schweinhaut Senior Center
Community Bridges Silver Spring Animal Hospital
CREATE Arts Center Southern Management Corporation
Croydon Creek Nature Center The Highwood Theatre
DC Court of Appeals The Neurology Center
DC Productions The Robert Joseph Group / So What Else
 Dynamite Gymnastics Center  Training Ground
 fogomotion  USGS Native Bee Lab
Gearin' Up Bicycles  VisArts
Habit Aware - At Siena Wag More Dogs
Janney Elementary School Washington Episcopal School
Kosher Pastry Oven Who Will You Know Jewelry
Kristin Peake Interiors  
L&S Homes LLC  
 
Community Service
Siena high school students participate in school-based community service programs and also earn service-learning credit through independent work and internships. Siena students must earn 60 hours of service-learning to fulfill graduation requirements.

Siena students annually volunteer at the National Capital Area Food Bank, and have visited local nursing homes and senior centers, among other community service opportunities.

In recent years, Siena students have selected the Help The Homeless organization as its charity,  completing a walkathon and raising money for the homeless through continuing activities including an Art Show featuring works by Siena Students displayed at Art Whino, an art gallery in Alexandria, VA, as well as Pyramid Atlantic and ArtSpring in downtown Silver Spring.

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