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Exploring College Major and Career Options

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 a 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 L&S Homes LLC
Barrie School Little Folks School
Bells Mill Elementary School ManneqART, INC
Bethesda Elementary School Martha's Table
Bethesda Soccer Club Mclean School
Brookside Gardens Ohr Kodesh Early Childhood Center
Calleva Profit Athletics
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School RLAH Real Estate
Chinese Music Society of Greater Washington Rockville Nursing Home Inc
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Save the Date LLC
Community Bridges Schweinhaut Senior Center
CREATE Arts Center Silver Spring Animal Hospital
Croydon Creek Nature Center Southern Management Corporation
DC Court of Appeals The Highwood Theatre
DC Productions The Neurology Center
 Dynamite Gymnastics Center The Robert Joseph Group / So What Else
 fogomotion  Training Ground
Gearin' Up Bicycles  USGS Native Bee Lab
Habit Aware - At Siena  VisArts
Janney Elementary School Wag More Dogs
Kosher Pastry Oven Washington Episcopal School
Kristin Peake Interiors Who Will You Know Jewelry