Guam DOE opens internship program for high school seniors

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The Guam Department of Education (GDOE) recognizes that students are in need of opportunities to gain experience in the workplace.

To better serve this need, the Superintendent proudly announces 16 openings for Cycle Two of the GDOE Internship Program for high school seniors.

Incoming seniors enrolled in a GDOE high school are eligible to apply for the opportunity to gain work experience and earn up to $1,100.

GDOE intends to provide basic work experiences in contemporary office settings to support professional development beyond the traditional classroom.

The program focus is to engage students in a product-based project that also allows students to enhance customer service skills, learn professional communication techniques, participate in leadership development, sharpen technological skills, develop interpersonal skills and a greater understanding of the GDOE district offices.

In addition to their primary internship projects, interns will execute an intern-led presentation to showcase their work and will organize and complete a service learning project.

The program framework consists of a cycle that includes three separate sessions. Those selected will be working in Tiyan at the GDOE district-level offices for all three sessions. Duty hours are between 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The three sessions are scheduled during the following dates:

  • Session One: June 29, 2020 – August 7, 2020; earn up to $600

  • Session Two: December 21, 2020- January 5, 2021; earn up to $300

  • Session Three: March 29, 2021 – April 5, 2021; earn up to $200

Who can apply: 

  • Student must be enrolled in a GDOE school

  • Must be 16 years of age or older

  • Must be an incoming high school senior with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average

  • Must have completed at least 60 service learning hours

  • Must be available to attend all dates and hours pre-determined by GDOE for each session

  • Complete and submit an application with a written/typed essay on or before the deadline

  • Be responsible, mature, and ready to learn in a real-world workplace environment

  • For those under 18 years of age, parent signatures MUST be affixed on all applicable forms

The application for the GDOE internship program may be found on the GDOE website at https://www.gdoe.net/District/Portal/gdoe-high-school-internship.

The deadline to submit applications is June 24, 2020.

Completed applications should be sent electronically to nmonforte@gdoe.net. For more information, please contact nmonforte@gdoe.net.