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"The most important thing I learned about myself in the program is how hard I can work and how much I can push myself." —Siena Student

Exploring College Major and Career Options

Each year at our Silver Spring campus, Siena high school students undertake a two-week volunteer internship. 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 their internship.

Addressing the National Career Development Guidelines, these two-week internships provide students at Siena's Silver Spring campus 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, and more.

"I got asked back to help over the summer, and I said yes!" —Siena Student

Internship FAQs

Learn about Siena's internships processes from our Internship Coordinator and College Counselor, Marian Carpenter:

2022 Internship Sites

  • A Wider Circle
  • Arlington County Circuit Court
  • ArtStream
  • Avenue Holistic, LLC
  • Barrie School
  • Berman Hebrew Academy
  • Best Friends’ Veterinary Hospital
  • Bradley Hills Elementary School
  • Community Bridges
  • Cox, Graae & Spack Architects
  • Flux Studios
  • Friends of Blackwater
  • Gearin' Up Bikes
  • Glen Haven Elementary School
  • Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Imagination Stage
  • Keller Williams/Onward Management
  • Kensington Park Senior Living
  • KID Museum
  • Lowell School
  • Milestone Enrichment Center
  • Nutrition 301
  • Prat Partners
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin's Constituent Office
  • So What Else?
  • The Art Deco Society of Washington
  • The Game Gym
  • The Lab D.C.
  • The River School
  • Transworld
  • Washington Episcopal School
  • Young & Well

Independent Projects on:

  • Completing Pickleball Instructor Certification
  • Programming a robot with Arduino
  • Creating a cooking show
  • Creating video blogs on KPop
  • Producing a film
  • Argyle Country Club
  • Best Friends' Veterinary Hospital
  • Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
  • Creative Cauldron
  • Equinox
  • Flux Studio
  • Go Brent Reality
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • KOA Sports
  • Milestones Enrichment Center
  • National Geographic
  • Petey and Furends
  • Sandy Spring Museum
  • So What Else
  • The Banner Team/Long & Foster
  • UniLever
  • US Acute Care Solutions
  • Argyle Country Club
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Back to Rock Bethesda
  • Barrie School
  • Brookside Nature Center
  • Calleva
  • Community Bridges
  • CREATE Arts Center
  • Creative Cauldron
  • Dynamite Gymnastics
  • Equinox
  • Fancy Cakes by Leslie
  • First Financial Group
  • Gapbuster
  • Georgetown University Center for the Study of Learning
  • Girly Girl LLC
  • Handmade Habitat
  • Jewish Primary Day School South Campus
  • Janney Elementary School
  • Joe and the Juice
  • Keegan Theatre
  • KID Museum
  • KOA Sports
  • Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center
  • Long and Foster
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • Montgomery County Council Member
  • Occasions Catering
  • Olney Theater
  • OTT House Audio
  • Rockville Nursing Home Inc
  • Save the Date LLC
  • So What Else
  • Speed Pro
  • Sweetly Anchored Patisserie
  • Takoma Academy Preparatory School
  • The Game Gym
  • The Kosher Pastry Oven
  • Training Ground 
  • University of Maryland School of Agriculture
  • Victor Litz Music
  • Washington Episcopal School
  • Whitman Walker Clinic
  • A Wider Circle
  • Barrie School
  • Bells Mill Elementary School
  • Bethesda Elementary School
  • Bethesda Soccer Club
  • Brookside Gardens
  • Calleva
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • Chinese Music Society of Greater 
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Community Bridges
  • CREATE Arts Center
  • Croydon Creek Nature Center
  • DC Court of Appeals
  • DC Productions
  • Dynamite Gymnastics Center
  • Fogomotion 
  • Gearin' Up Bicycles 
  • Habit Aware 
  • Janney Elementary School
  • Kosher Pastry Oven
  • Kristin Peake Interiors
  • L&S Homes LLC
  • Little Folks School
  • ManneqART, INC
  • Martha's Table
  • Mclean School
  • Ohr Kodesh Early Childhood Center
  • Profit Athletics
  • RLAH Real Estate
  • WashingtonRockville Nursing Home Inc
  • Save the Date LLC
  • Schweinhaut Senior Center
  • Silver Spring Animal Hospital
  • Southern Management Corporation
  • The Highwood Theatre
  • The Neurology Center
  • The Robert Joseph Group / So What Else
  • Training Ground
  • USGS Native Bee Lab
  • VisArts
  • Wag More Dogs
  • Washington Episcopal School
  • Who Will You Know Jewelry

"Our intern took initiative, exhibited creativity, worked diligently, embraced direction, and incorporated comments. His final product exceeded our expectations." —Siena Internship Sponsor

Internships Through the Years

"My student enjoyed her internship. She was proactive and responsible and happily went into work—even on a weekend day! I think it was great for her to experience what work responsibilities can look like." —Siena Parent

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